Please be sure to watch the video by clicking the image to the right. All of our members are ordained chaplains and have legal recognition outside the church as members of the Clergy. Chaplains provide pastoral services in secular settings but are not Pastors/Elders in the church sense. Requirements for ordination are described below. Credentialing beyond "Basic Ordained Chaplain" has additional requirements, education, and expectations as described.
Membership and annual dues must be updated and paid annually to maintain your Ordained status. Ordination is not perpetual.
We teach accredited Clinical Pastoral Education and collaborate with a growing number of Seminaries to offer Masters Degrees. Many of our advanced Chaplains are serving in vocational positions such as VA Hospitals or Federal Prisons. See our CPE section and Accredited Masters Degrees on the website.