Ron Klimp has served three churches over the course of 21 years in parish ministry. In 1999, he became a chaplain and have loved chaplaincy ever since.
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Check out this article about a CRC pastor involved in chaplaincy work with police officers in central Iowa.
The Clinical Pastoral Education program is offered to pastors from both CRC and RCA churches in communities throughout the United States and Canada. Read more about it here.
As a church, it can be hard to know what to say to our veterans or military chaplains. But I encourage you to identify and reach out to the veterans in your congregation. This sample email may help guide you.
A Covenant of Joint Supervision is developed by the chaplain and their calling church, and is required for chaplaincy endorsement. Chaplains may use the attached template as a starting point as they create their own Covenant of Joint Supervision.
A Covenant of Joint Supervision is an agreement between a chaplain and their calling church which ensures that chaplains are recognized as ministers and pastors, are supported as persons ordained by the church, and are a genuine extension of the church's ministry.
Ecclesiastical endorsement is crucial for chaplains as it provides certification and ministry supervision required by most employers. This document encompasses why endorsement is necessary, how it can be achieved, and how it benefits chaplains' ministries.