Chaplain Mission Statement

 

NACM Chaplain Program Mission Statement

Our mission is to train and equip those people that are interested in serving in the role of 
Chaplain. Ordination and training provided by the NACM will allow the volunteer Chaplain to 
begin service in their local community.


 “Chaplaincy is a service oriented, needs directed, and servant ministry. The Chaplains 
purpose is to serve all others in their time of need. A Chaplain is required to direct their sole 
attention to those whom they serve and focus on how their ministry can assist and meet the needs 
of those that they serve.”

 

We expect participation in this module to be global in nature. It is beyond the scope of 
this training to know the rules and regulation in effect in foreign countries. The questions that are 
specific to the United States should not cause the foreign student a problem if they can 
understand the material as presented.


In order to participate in this training we require you to be ordained by the NACM. If you 
are a Pastor, Minister, Elder, Deacon, etc. who has been visiting hospitals, prisons, nursing 
homes, etc. we will Certified you. We are taking into consideration your past and present 
experience, while also considering your calling. In all cases we will refer you to our Christian 
Chaplain training program which is online at the NACM. Please know that if you are looking for 
a Chaplaincy Career, our chaplaincy program may not be for you! This certification is for 
voluntary Ministers that are already visiting fellow church members, associates, friends, etc. This 
does not mean you cannot become employed as a Chaplain. A Chaplain Certification to work for 
an employer may require you to have credit hours at the College level and-or CEU Hours 
(Continue Education Units); some employers require at least a Bachelors Degree in Theology. 
This type of education is beyond the scope of what we can offer here at NACM.  You are being 
certified as a “Practical Christian Chaplain”.

 

Our Chaplain Certification Credentials can be used in Hospitals, during times of natural 
or man-made disasters, in Prisons, Airports, Parades, State Houses, City Halls, Automobile 
Accident Scenes, Rescue Proceedings, National and International events, etc. However it is very 
important that you know, that by being certified with the NACM, or any other Chaplain 
Ministry, Organization, or Association, it does not guarantee you an open door everywhere. We 
truly believe that God is the one that opens the doors for you! If you are a Minister or a Christian 
with a God given Call to the ministry, you will always see doors open in front of you.

 

The Government is precluded by the first amendment of the constitution from endorsing 
any religion or religious belief. It is like performing marriages. Some states, counties and local 
government require certain credentials before you can perform a wedding. Due to the fact that 
marriage is a civil ceremony, they can regulate who is able to perform these duties. A lay or 
secular Chaplain likewise has no religious backing. As a Chaplain, performing duties as an 
ordained minister, there is no Federal, State, or local law that can prevent you from performing 
pastoral care or counseling.


We quote: THE FIRST AMENDMENT – CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW  RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE  EXERCISE THERE OF: OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR OF THE PRESS; OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, AND TO  PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.

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