• 2014 Calendar of Events


    Southern Baptist Convention Activities - Baltimore, Md.

    Chaplain Reception- Monday, June 9, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (EDT) at the Baltimore Convention Center rooms 340/341 

    Convention -  June 10-11, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. (EDT)    


    Chaplaincy Annual Professional Development Training   

     2014 Chaplain Training Topic: Care for the Caregiver
    Seminar Leader: TBA

    2014 Directors Letter of Invitation to Attend a Training Conference  

    This training will include relevant didactic teachings, personal and individual reflection, as well as small group processing times.  The blocks of training will include, but are not limited to:  1) Trends we have seen in all types of chaplaincy ministry, 2) Techniques for self care, 3) Spirituality and Theology of Ministry, 4) An in-depth look at the seasons of life we all face and how it affects our self care, 5) Preventive Care in our lives and mentoring preventive care for other chaplains.  

    Reading the following resources ahead of the training could prove beneficial Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War by Rita Nakashima Brock, The Healing Path: How the Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life by Dan B. Allender, Leading with a Limp: Take Full Advantage of Your Most Powerful Weakness by Dan B. Allender and Resilient Warriors by Robert F. Dees. 

    Other potential resources include:  Charles Figley's work, John Eldredge—Ransomed Heart Website, "Ministry Care Plan" by Jay Padgett (on our website), VA Care for the Caregiver/Trauma Ministry Resources. 


    Registration Information: Registration is necessary to attend chaplaincy training. To register, click the date links below. If the training date is highlighted, registration is now open; however, your patience is appreciated as we develop links. Registration must be completed by the published deadline. Please check back regularly for updated registration availability. For further information and assistance, please contact Robin Borgula at 770-410-6367 or rborgula@namb.net.

     2014 Training




    Feb. 17-19 

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary   

    New Orleans, La.

     Jan. 31 

    Mar. 17-19 

    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Louisville, Ky.

     Feb. 28 

    Apr. 14-16 

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Fort Worth, Texas

     Mar. 28 

     Sept. 14-17   

    Pacific Chaplain Training

    Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

    Aug. 15 

     Sept. 29-Oct. 1

    Ridgecrest Conference Center

    Ridgecrest, N.C.  

     Sept. 12 

     Oct. 13-15   

    Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Kansas City, Mo.

     Sept. 26 

    Nov. 10-12

    Southern California Chaplain Training

    El Cajon, Calif.

     Oct. 24 

    Additional Retreat Options:

    1. Military Chaplains - The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, near Asheville, N.C.  Click here to review the schedule and to register for a conference.  Be sure to tell them you are a military chaplain.
    2. Military Chaplains - First Baptist Church, St. Simons Island, Ga., invites military chaplains to use "The Guest House"  at no charge within six months of returning from unaccompanied deployment.  Click here to view the house.  You may stay up to seven nights, once a year, free of charge. For further details click here to see the invitation.

    2014 State  Convention  Sponsored  Chaplaincy  Training  Events:

     For further details, please contact your state convention office directly 

    State Convention 

    Event, Date, Location 



    Disaster Relief Chaplain Training March 18-19, 2014
    Alaska Baptist Convention Office

    Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) March 20-21, 2014
    Alaska Baptist Convention Office

    Betsy Shilling

    South Carolina        

    CISM Course Sept. 22-23, 2014
    White Oak Conference Center


    Leisa Butler