In some of the most emotionally intense and spiritually fraught circumstances, chaplains bring the light of Christ.
You answered the call – we'll hold the rope.
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.
"I was the only one left standing when the car bomb went off."
God, in His infinite sovereignty, spared me. It was in that moment God confirmed a call to ministry. The chaplaincy is just like the pastorate on steroids. As a chaplain in Afghanistan, I was really able to be bold with my soldiers. I could say that I do know what it’s like to lose a friend. I do know what it’s like to get injured, and to have that connection is everything.
Capt. Jared Vineyard