Ministry Collaboration of Christian Chaplains & Coaching and Kairos Prison Ministry

All Chaplains of Christian Chaplains & Coaching are accepted to serve as Clergy on any Kairos weekend.

Welcome to Christian Chaplains & Coaching, we're glad you're here. We are happy to announce a ministry collaboration with Kairos Prison Ministry for Chaplain training, ordination, endorsement, and continuing education. 

After being accepted and completing the Christian Chaplains and Coaching “Chaplains Academy” curriculum,  a person may become an Ordained Chaplain. These courses are offered to mature biblical protestant Christians who have a minimum of a High School Diploma.  All courses are offered on-line and taught within a Protestant Evangelical Christian worldview.  All Chaplains must complete at least 20 hours of CE per year, with the thought that “a disciple is a student who learns and applies so that they make continuous progress.”  Christian Chaplains and Coaching requires two courses for ordination and endorsement: 1. The Basics of Chaplaincy, and 2. Certificate in Biblical Counseling for Grief.  Kairos further requires a chaplain who serves as Clergy to take the Certificate in Prison Ministry within two years of ordination.  Serving in Kairos will fulfill some CE hours per Christian Chaplains and Coaching guidelines.

Our Certificate in Prison Ministry course is in development at this time. 

It should be available by June 2023.


Christian Chaplains and Coaching also offers courses to become "Board Certified Chaplain" for those people wanting to become professional board certified Chaplains. We also participate with several Seminaries offering a Masters Degree that includes our biblical approach to accredited Clinical Pastoral Education.

Our ministry has three divisions.

  1. Chaplain Membership, which includes ordination and endorsement. Our credential is recognized and we are approved to provide ecclesiastical endorsement for the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Veterans Administration Hospitals.
  2. Chaplains Academy, which provides continuing education courses.
  3. Clinical Pastoral Education for those interested in professional Chaplaincy and Board Certification. We teach accredited CPE curriculum recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


Be sure to read about our minimum qualifications and agree with our statement of faith, code of conduct, vision, and mission. Read the process and expectations also found on the website. We are an unapologetically evangelical, Biblical, and Protestant Christian ministry, and proud to partner with Kairos Prison Ministries International.

  • Cost: $350 which includes both required courses. 
  • Annual dues: $130 per year. 
  • Course work: Basics of Chaplaincy and Christian Counseling for Grief. You may complete them both in a single term of 8 weeks, or you may take two terms of 8 weeks each, 16 weeks total to complete the requirements. 
  • Application: The form below will begin your application and guide you step by step through all the required submissions and references.

Join us! To start the process of becoming one of our Chaplains, complete the form below.

Welcome to Christian Chaplains & Coaching!

IMPORTANT:  By submitting this application, you are representing that you are an Evangelical Protestant Christian in complete agreement with the Christian Chaplains & Coaching Statement of Faith. Please read it carefully and check with your pastor to verify that your church will also agree with it. Because we provide you with "Ordination," you must meet our membership requirements. Please be sure of this before proceeding. Once submitted, the application fee is not refundable because of costs we incur.