May 11, 2018

Chaplaincy Endorsers

Religious endorsing bodies have responsibility for recruitment, endorsement, and support of clergy in extension ministries beyond local congregations. Clergy serve as chaplains and spiritual/pastoral counselors in many settings beyond church walls, including healthcare, criminal justice, military, first responder, higher and parochial education, corporate/industrial, social service providers, and others. Religious endorsing bodies provide support, advocacy, and accountability for those within a given tradition.  The table below is a listing of endorsing bodies in the United States; please let us know if you have further information to add.

OrganizationCityStateZIP
Alliance of BaptistsTuckerGA30084
American Baptist Churches USAKing of PrussiaPA19406
Assemblies of GodSpringfieldMO65802
Baptist General ConferenceOrlandoFL32832
Baptist General ConferenceArlington HeightsIL60005
Baptist General Convention of TexasDallasTX75231
Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc.Hoffman EstatesIL60169
Chaplaincy of Full Gospel ChurchesCedar HillTX75104
Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaGrand RapidsMI49508
Church of GodClevelandTN37320
Church of God in ChristMemphisTN38126
Church of the NazareneLenexaKS66220
Coalition of Spirit-Filled ChurchesNewport NewsVA23606
Conservative Baptist Association of AmericaLongmontCO80504
Cooperative Baptist FellowshipDecaturGA30030
Disciples of ChristIndianapolisIN46204
Episcopal Church/Endorsement Office of the Bishop of ChaplainsN/AN/AN/A
Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChicagoIL60631
Federation of Christian MinistriesClevelandOH44102
Full Gospel ChurchesAtlantaGA30349
General Association of Baptist ChurchesPoplar BluffMO63901
Lutheran Church-Missouri SynodSt. LouisMO63122
Seventh-day AdventistSilver SpringMD20904
Southern Baptist Convention/North American Mission BoardAlpharettaGA30022
Unitarian Universalist AssociationBostonMA02210
United Church of ChristClevelandOH44115
United Methodist ChurchNashvilleTN37212