Beginning February 2014, the Chaplaincy Evangelism Team will conduct a New Chaplain Orientation course. All applicants applying for military chaplaincy (excluding Chaplain Candidates) are required to attend the New Chaplain Orientation prior to receiving an endorsement. The New Chaplain Orientation will be held in conjunction with the Chaplaincy Development Conferences. Applicants completing their application after January 6th will attend an orientation. See Chaplaincy Endorsement for more information.


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    Chaplaincy and
    Counselors in ministry

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

    Chaplaincy is an extension of the local church reaching into our diverse and multicultural society providing spiritual care to people.

    Chaplains perform the roles of pastor, teacher, evangelist, counselor, and administrator as they represent the church and the denomination from "inside" the using agency.



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    Quarterly Report
    Instructions for filing quarterly ministry reports with NAMB. >> 

    Download documents and video related to pastoral care for pastors and chaplains. >> 

    Required Reading
    Download the endorsement manual and other core documents. >> 

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    War Stories
    Veterans remember how they saw God at work through Southern Baptist military chaplains.

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    Questions? Contact members of the Chaplaincy Team at (770) 410-6367 or chaplains@namb.net


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