Answer the Call
In some of the most emotionally intense and spiritually fraught circumstances imaginable, chaplains bring the light of Christ. On behalf of the Southern Baptist Convention, we endorse and provide continued education and support for thousands of chaplains across many mission fields in North America and beyond.
From industry headquarters to community settings, corporate chaplains are comforters, pastors, teachers and counselors. In places where people invest their time and talents, corporate chaplains help them discover how faith impacts their work.
Community Service Chaplaincy
Community Service Chaplains provide insightful and compassionate care, often in collaboration with volunteer agencies. They support individuals, families, businesses, corporations, schools and groups in the local community in times of crisis.
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy
Few areas of mission service require greater spiritual sensitivity and a more rapid response to human need than a disaster. Disaster relief chaplains extend the witness and care of the church to people whose lives have been unexpectedly interrupted.
Healthcare chaplains extend compassion and care for spiritual and emotional health. Providing a listening ear and support to patients, their families and hospital staff, they are the hands and feet of Jesus in a variety of healthcare settings.
Institutional chaplains offer connection and healing to inmates disconnected and invisible from society. Through consistent presence and spiritual counseling, they provide hope, encouragement and resources to inmates and staff.
Whether ministering to service members on active duty, in the reserves or national guard, military chaplains experience the same struggles as those they serve. With an eternal perspective, military chaplains interact with people of all faiths in a compassionate and gospel-centered way
Public Safety Chaplaincy
Public safety chaplains serve as calm in the storm to first responders and engage the community in times of crisis. From support and encouragement to counseling and resources, these chaplains extend gospel influence into life-and-death situations.
We’re Standing Together
We know your mission field is diverse, difficult and constantly changing. But you are not alone. As an SBC chaplain, you are part of a team, more than 3,700 strong. We are here to equip and encourage you. In addition to relevant resources and annual training opportunities around the world, regionally based chaplain ambassadors are on call to support you in your life and ministry. We further support military communities through focused church planting efforts.