» Ecclesiastical Endorsement
Ecclesiastical endorsement is the written acknowledgement by a faith group/denomination that an individual is in good standing and meets the qualifications for clergy credentials with their faith group/denomination. Generally speaking, major institutions, federal/state correctional systems, and healthcare facilities require that chaplains and pastoral counselors have the endorsement of their respective faith group/denomination.
» FEMA Recommended Best Practices for Houses of Worship During COVID-19
A guide for rural resources for farmers, small businesses, and consumers. This might be useful for chaplains or 461 Response churches in more rural areas: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_COVID-19_Fed_Rural_Resource_Guide.pdf
Preventative practices and FAQs for faith-based and community leaders. Seems like there is some good info for 461 churches and chaplains who are also pastors – and even for our Chaplains who don’t pastor a physical church: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/3-27-2020-faith-and-community-based-covid-19-faq.pdf
Faith, community, and mental health during the COVID‐19 crisis. Seems like this would especially be useful for our 461 Response chaplains, counselors, hospital and prison chaplains, etc.: https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/4-2-2020-mental-health-covid-final.pdf
Resources for community and faith-based leaders: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/index.html
FAQs for participation of faith-based organizations in the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-04/SBA%20Faith-Based%20FAQ%20Final.pdf
Pandemic-private-nonprofit-organizations. Info for private nonprofit organizations to apply for funding through FEMA’s Public Assistance Program: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2020/04/02/coronavirus-covid19
» Israel Trip
There will be a tour of Israel by Chaplaincy Ministries done in conjunction with the Center for Holy Land Studies from January 25 – February 5, 2021. This trip will be 11 days, 10 nights, with an expected cost WITHOUT airfare of $2,875.
» Chaplaincy Map
Ever wonder where our chaplains serve, both geographically and according to areas of ministry? Wonder no more. Click on this link to see a map with the most current information (because it’s updated daily): https://chaplaincymap.ag.org/
» Job Postings
While Chaplaincy Ministries does not provide job placement, we are happy to share employment opportunities of which we are made aware. Click on the following link to see open chaplaincy positions that have been shared with us: https://chaplaincy.ag.org/jobs