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If he were alive today, our founder, Dr. A.B. Simpson, would give a rousing “thumbs up” to Alliance Chaplain Ministries.
Simpson broke with tradition in his day—sharing the good news with New York City’s marginalized in non-church facilities while pursuing the Call to take “the whole Bible to the whole world.” Likewise, our chaplains share the good news in challenging, diverse, and ever-changing environments to which traditional ministries often have little or no access. As Federal or Institutional Chaplains, prisons, military installations, hospitals, and nursing homes are some of the unique settings in which our chaplains engage people who live and work outside of the organized church. Read about the many accounts of God at work through chaplaincy.
Wise Counselors Needed!
Alliance chaplains are male and female licensed workers. One of their primary responsibilities is offering wise spiritual counsel, bringing God’s truth to bear on a variety of interpersonal needs.
C&MA chaplains also perform a full range of ministerial services, including:
- Preaching and teaching the Word of God
- Administering church ordinances, including the Lord’s Supper and Baptism
- Officiating at weddings (subject to state laws) and funerals
The Alliance seeks men and women called to serve in difficult places who can fully demonstrate the love of Jesus in untraditional ministry environments. The need has never been greater, the experience never so rich.
C&MA Federal Chaplains serve:
- Forces deployed around the world in all branches of the U.S military, as well as their families. Our military chaplains endure hardships and separations, along with those whom they serve, to provide dynamic, genuine care with a shepherd’s heart.
- War veterans in Veterans Administration (VA) Hospitals. Having sacrificed their very lives to serve their country, military veterans are in desperate need of a tangible demonstration of Jesus’ sacrificial love and care.
- Prisoners in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Specialized, trained men and women with pastor’s hearts are needed to reach incarcerated men and women with Jesus’ powerful, redemptive message of hope.
Are You Ready to Serve?
Take the next steps for serving as a federal chaplain.
C&MA Institutional Chaplains serve:
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- State and county correctional facilities
- With police and fire departments and the Civil Air Patrol
- RV camp grounds and in other specialized settings
Dynamic, Cutting-Edge Ministry
Institutional chaplaincy has emerged to become one of The Alliance’s most dynamic, effective outreaches to hurting and disenfranchised people.
On the cutting edge of home and overseas missions, these men and women of God have received specialized training and possess skills that uniquely prepares them for service. Ministry opportunities are often among those who suffer and are seeking meaning in their lives, especially as they approach death.
Alliance chaplains extend the love of Christ to a lost and dying world. In many ways, they become the face of Jesus to those who might not see Jesus in any other way.
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified. (Is. 61:3 NKJV)
Are You Ready to Serve?
Take the next steps for serving as an institutional chaplain.
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