• Chaplaincy Opportunities

    The North American Mission Board (NAMB) partners with local Southern Baptist churches, associations, and conventions to facilitate the proclamation of the gospel through the endorsement process. The Chaplains Commission approves the endorsement of SBC ministers as chaplains and counselors in ministry.

    The Chaplains Commission and the Chaplaincy Team provide endorsement to using agencies. We do not employ persons for chaplaincy. We do not assign persons to chaplaincy positions.  In some cases endorsement is needed to include in employment applications; in other cases endorsement will follow employment by a using agency. See the “Chaplaincy Links” for ministry opportunities.

    Using agencies welcome the ministries offered by vocational and volunteer chaplains and counselors in ministry. Learn more at the links below.

    Military Chaplaincy  Military Chaplaincy

    Military Chaplains provide military personnel and their families religious programs through which a person may exercise their right of freedom of religion. The military depends upon all faith groups to provide theologically trained, spiritually motivated, and qualified ministers to serve as chaplains to military components.

     Healthcare Chaplaincy   Healthcare Chaplaincy

    Healthcare Chaplains are persons called by God and trained to serve in an environment of sickness, pain, birth and death.

     Counselors In Ministry  Counselors In Ministry

    Counselors in Ministry are available in local churches, associational counseling centers, pastoral counseling centers, institutions, hospitals, geriatric residences, and other settings. The ministries vary with the setting.

    Institutional Chaplaincy  Institutional Chaplaincy

    Institutional Chaplains are comforters, pastors, teachers, and counselors. They are creative and understanding as they demonstrate God’s grace and love in ministering to people in institutions and community settings.

    Corporate Chaplaincy   Corporate Chaplaincy

    Corporate Chaplains are comforters, pastors, teachers, and counselors. They are creative and understanding as they demonstrate God’s grace and love in ministering to people at manufacturing sites, recreational sites, business offices, corporation headquarters, and in community settings

    Public Safety / Community Chaplaincy   Public Safety / Community Chaplaincy

    Public Safety/Community Chaplains are comforters, pastors, teachers, and counselors. They are creative and understanding as they demonstrate God’s grace and love in ministering to people, serving with law enforcement, fire department, and emergency services, and other community organizations.

    Disaster Relief Chaplaincy   Disaster Relief Chaplaincy

    Disaster Relief Chaplains are members of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams. They are mobilized with their SBC State Convention Disaster Relief team by the State Disaster Relief Coordinator.