My message is preached in waiting rooms and bedside chairs. My congregation asks big questions like “Does God see my pain?”

Healthcare chaplains sit beside patients and families who are looking for hope in times of pain. They share the warmth of Christ’s love in moments when life can seem dark and discouraging. Healthcare chaplains serve patients and medical staff in many different settings--from hospitals, hospices, mental health hospitals, and nursing homes.

Routine duties: notify family members of a death, comfort dying patients, conduct funerals, serve communion, serve as a liaison between medical staff and families, represent Christ to all cultures and religions.

 

» Hospital chaplain

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:

  • A Master of Divinity degree or the equivalent (72 hours) from an American Theological School (ATS) accredited seminary or school of theology.
  • Ordained by the Assemblies of God.
  • Two years of pastoral ministry with experience in conducting: baptisms, communion services, weddings, funerals, and death notifications.
  • Willingness to provide and coordinate programs for individuals of all faiths.
  • Pass physical examination required by the hiring institution.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) four units/1600 hours, accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

Step 2. Fill out the Chaplaincy application.

Step 3. Read about Ecclesiastical Endorsement options.

 

» Hospice chaplain

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:

  • A Bachelors degree.
  • Credentialed with 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.
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) one unit/400 hours, accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education.

Step 2. Fill out the Chaplaincy application.

Step 3. Read about Ecclesiastical Endorsement options.

 

» Nursing Home chaplain

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. The Chaplaincy Department recognizes that there are no universal qualifications for nursing home chaplains, therefore, the Department requires that applicants for endorsement meet the qualifications of the hiring institutions. Within the professional field, the following qualifications are desired for nursing home chaplains:

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

» Counseling chaplain

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. Generally speaking, endorsement is not required for counselors except for those certified by AAPC.

However, for those counselors seeking endorsement the following qualifications apply:

Professional Education in Counseling: Graduate degree and/or certification by AAPC.

  • Credentialed by the Assemblies of God.
  • Professional License as required by the state in which the applicant practices counseling.
  • Membership in a professional organization preferred.
  • Counseling Experience: Advanced Level – 500 hours per year for three consecutive years; Specialized Level – 500 hours for one year.

Step 2. Fill out the Chaplaincy application.

Step 3. Read about Ecclesiastical Endorsement options.