Chaplains

Military & Institutional

Many persons are finding ministry as a military or institutional chaplain to be very fulfilling. Chaplains are ministers who perform pastoral tasks in specialized settings. They must love people and be capable of providing specialized ministry in a wide variety of settings, often with non-traditional methods within religiously pluralistic environments. The Wesleyan Church recognizes the value of this ministry and provides for the endorsement of qualified persons through its Committee on Chaplains.

Those who seek to be appointed as military or institutional chaplains must receive ecclesiastical endorsement. Endorsement is an affirmation by the Church that a person is or will be performing ministry in behalf of the Church and has presented evidence of having the special education, experience, and skills necessary for that specialized ministry.

Wesleyans are currently serving as chaplains in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Civil Air Patrol, Veterans’ Administration, hospitals, health care centers, police forces, penal institutions, fire departments, and a variety of other institutional settings.

Donate to support Wesleyan Chaplains

Wesleyan Chaplains bring the presence of Christ to people and situations that are inaccessible to traditional pastors. Their parish is always changing; at times, it is fraught with violence and chaos. Chaplains serve in places where people are seeking faith, love, and hope. Wesleyan Chaplains serve at a tremendous sacrifice, spending months at a time away from their family or a home church setting. We provide our chaplains with additional resources and unique training events sustaining them in vibrant ministry over the long haul. Sometimes, that means books or specialized training material that improves their pastoral practice. We also offer a chaplain’s retreat. Would you prayerfully consider supporting this ministry to chaplains?

Click the tab below to send them a gift. The association of wesleyan chaplains receives 100 per cent of your donation. Your faithful support is deeply appreciated.

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