Chaplain Ministries (Military)

Assessing and Responding to Suicidal Intent 

This is an assessment check list that was created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by the VA National Center for PTSD that can easily be adapted for use by ministers or chaplains after any mass or natural disaster situation.

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Chaplaincy Endorsement Application

Professional chaplaincy applications for employment within the military, most pluralistic institutions (such as VA or local hospitals, Hospice, Corrections, Police and Fire Departments, etc.) and for chaplains looking to obtain professional Board Certification, or membership within a professional chaplaincy organization require the applicant to obtain an “Ecclesiastical Endorsement” from Church of God Ministries, the national office for the Church of God (Anderson, IN).  This process requires all first time applicants to complete an application package that can be downloaded from the Church of God Ministries website, completed, and then either postal or emailed to the Director of Chaplain Ministries at Church of God Ministries.

To obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement application package for Army, Air Force, Navy active duty, Guard/Reserves, Civil Air Patrol, or any military Chaplain Candidate Program go to www.jesusisthesubject.org/chaplain-ministries  read through all the qualification and then down load, complete, and return all the required forms plus attachments located on the bottom left side.

To obtain an ecclesiastical endorsement application package for all other types of institutional ministries and for membership in all professional chaplaincy organizations or for obtaining “Board Chaplaincy” certification go to www.jesusisthesubject.org/chaplain-ministries and download, complete, and return all the required forms plus attachments located on the bottom right side.

“10 Ways for Military Families to Connect with Help” and “10 Ways for Civilians to REALLY Support Our Troops . . . by supporting the families”.

This information was drawn from the book:  While They’re At War, The True Story of American Families on the Homefront by Kristin Henderson.

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Guidelines to Chaplains for Visits of Endorsing Agents to Military Installations.

The purpose of this resource is to assist military chaplains by outlining procedures which are appropriate when an endorsing agent visits a military installation.

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The Art of Naval Chaplaincy, Revisiting the Basics of Who We Are and What We Do.

The April 2015 guidance given by the Navy Chief of Chaplains to all Department of the Navy active duty and Reserve military chaplains.

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U.S. Air Force Free Exercise of Religion and Religious Accommodation Communication Card

This communication card is intended to give guidance to commanders, leaders, and supervisors in the free exercise of religion and religious accommodation in the U.S. Air Force.

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The Commander & Religion

This U.S. Air Force guidance is provided to assist Wing Commanders and senior enlisted leaders with questions involving religious freedoms or government neutrality toward religion in the military.

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Guidelines to Chaplains for Visits of Endorsing Agents to Military Installations. 

The purpose of this resource is to assist military chaplains by outlining procedures which are appropriate when an endorsing agent visits a military installation.

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The Art of Naval Chaplaincy, Revisiting the Basics of Who We Are and What We Do.

The April 2015 guidance given by the Navy Chief of Chaplains to all Department of the Navy active duty and Reserve military chaplains.

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U.S. Air Force Free Exercise of Religion and Religious Accommodation Communication Card

This communication card is intended to give guidance to commanders, leaders, and supervisors in the free exercise of religion and religious accommodation in the U.S. Air Force.

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The Commander & Religion 

This U.S. Air Force guidance is provided to assist Wing Commanders and senior enlisted leaders with questions involving religious freedoms or government neutrality toward religion in the military.

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