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What The Coalition of Spirit-filled Churches Will Do For Its Chaplains
Rev. 09/10

The CSC will meet or exceed the legal endorsement requirements for Spirit-filled clergy to serve the government as chaplains — local, state, or federal — as well as non-governmental certifying organizations and private healthcare and workplace institutions, by:

  • Maintaining a file to continue the endorsement(s) of all chaplains and track their careers. [This can be an involved process. Some military chaplains, for instance, will be Chaplain Candidates, Reserve Chaplains, temporary Active Duty Chaplains, extended Active Duty Chaplains, Guard Chaplains, AGR Chaplains, and may eventually hold "Regular" Chaplain status, as well as "Retired/Recall" Chaplain status until age 60. Each of these categories requires a separate endorsement.]

  • Safeguarding chaplains' status: The CSC maintains essential records in hard copy files and digitally in cyberspace.

  • Maintaining membership (organizational and/or personal) and/or professional relationships by actively participating in:

    • National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces
    • Endorsers Conference for Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy
    • Association of Professional Chaplains
    • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education
    • College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
    • COMISS Network
    • National Institute of Business and Industrial Chaplains
    • American Correctional Chaplains Association
    • American Protestant Correctional Chaplains Association
    • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
    • Military Chaplains Association
    • Military Order of World Wars
    • The Journal of Pastoral Care Editorial Committee
    • The Journal of Pastoral Care Board of Managers
    • Association of Religious Endorsing Bodies

    (With dues and other professional expenses annually in excess of $15,000.)

  • Maintaining regular liaison with US Chiefs of Chaplains: Army, Navy, Air Force; with the Directors of the: VA Chaplain Service, Federal Bureau of Prisons Chaplains Service, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Chaplaincy; as well as with the states and agencies where The CSC has chaplains.

  • Professionally and pastorally supporting chaplains and other pastoral credential holders with:

    • Career guidance and nurturing spiritual mentoring
    • Correspondences regularly
    • Telephone contact as needed
    • Periodic visits and as required for emergency support and advocacy
    • A periodic conference for professional development and spiritual renewal
    • Emergency PTSD and CISD materials by email or fax for chaplains in crisis situations

  • Performing necessary ministry/job referral, as well as screening (spiritual and criminal), interviewing, and recommending for prospective chaplains and professional counselors to be considered for positions and various certifications.

  • Assisting chaplains with career transitions and placements.

The CSC will maintain the required contact with our coalition of churches and networks of churches necessary to officially represent "like-faith" Pentecostal, Renewal, and Charismatic church members to the federal, state, and local governments, in addition to civilian chaplaincy institutions and pastoral care organizations.

The CSC desires to encourage its chaplains and pastoral counselors to excel in their fields of ministry as regular contributors to the growth and professional practice of their respective pastoral care organizations. It is hoped that all CSC chaplains will be active members of at least one pastoral care organization (such membership is required of all professional chaplains). Additionally, the endorsing agency will actively seek to be a productive and cooperative member of the endorsing and pastoral care organization communities, in the finest traditions of chaplaincy and pastoral care in specialized settings.

The CSC will endeavor to promote chaplaincy at every opportunity within both religious and secular contexts. As such, the CSC will also dedicate itself to encouraging and consulting with innovative pastoral caregivers seeking to establish new categories of chaplaincy.