My platform is flashing lights and sirens. My congregation looks at me with fear in their eyes and asks big questions like, “Does God see me?”

 

» Law Enforcement (City/County/FBI)

The men and women who serve in law enforcement encounter high levels of stress and danger. Each day they may be asked to risk their lives to serve and protect others. Though they are trained and equipped to handle the stress, they need the spiritual strength and confidence that is only found in relationship with Christ. When the difficulty and stress of the job become too much to bear, our law enforcement officials need counsel from the chaplain they know and trust.

Routine duties: counsel officers through work and personal issues, calm unruly prisoners, serve as a liaison between department and public, notify family members of a death, support officers’ families through injury or death, monitor offenders on probation.

Where do I get started?

When you pursue a career as a chaplain you’re not just joining an organization, you’re joining a team of people. We’re here to help you. At any point along the way, call the Chaplaincy team at 417.862.2781 to talk about your specific situation and any questions you have.

Step 1. Read over these general guidelines often required for police chaplains:

  • Credentialed by the Assemblies of God.
  • Two years of ministry with experience in conducting baptisms, communion services, weddings, funerals, and death notifications.
  • Willingness to provide spiritual support for individuals of all faiths.

Step 2. Fill out the Chaplaincy application.

Step 3. Read about Ecclesiastical Endorsement options.

 

» Fire

Firefighters develop close relationships through their time together and their service as a team. This is a great opportunity for a chaplain who becomes a spiritual leader in the firehouse and trusted member of the team. At times of crisis or question, a chaplain is there to uncover God’s hope and truth in tough situations.

Routine duties: lead Bible studies within the firehouse, pray with and counsel firefighters through work and personal issues, assist firefighters in special emergency calls, support family members on fire sites.

Where do I get started?

When you pursue a career as a chaplain you’re not just joining an organization, you’re joining a team of people. We’re here to help you. At any point along the way, call the Chaplaincy team at 417.862.2781 to talk about your specific situation and any questions you have.

Step 1. Read over these general guidelines often required for fire chaplains:

  • Credentialed by the Assemblies of God.
  • Two years of ministry with experience in conducting baptisms, communion services, weddings, funerals, and death notifications.
  • Willingness to provide spiritual support for individuals of all faiths.

Step 2. Fill out the Chaplaincy application.

Step 3. Read about Ecclesiastical Endorsement options.