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.

Linked NameCityStateZIP
Adventist Chaplaincy MinistriesColumbiaMD21046
Alliance of BaptistsTuckerGA30084
American Association On Intellectual and Developmental Disability - AAIDD (formerly AAMR)Washington, D.C.20001
American Baptist Churches USAKing of PrussiaPA19406
American Correctional Chaplains AssociationAuburnNY13021
Apostolic Catholic Orthodox ChurchHoustonTX77056
Assemblies of GodSpringfieldMO65802
Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.DecaturGA30030
Association of Professional ChaplainsHoffman EstatesIL60169
Converge (formerly Baptist General Conference)OrlandoFL32832
Baptist General Convention of TexasDallasTX75231
Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral FormationGraeagleCA96103
Chaplaincy of Full Gospel ChurchesCedar HillTX75104
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)IndianapolisIN46204
Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaGrand RapidsMI49508
Church of GodClevelandTN37320
Church of God in ChristMemphisTN38126
Church of God Ministries - Anderson, IndianaAndersonIN46018
Church of the NazareneLenexaKS66220
Coalition of Spirit-Filled ChurchesNewport NewsVA23606
College of Pastoral Supervision & PsychotherapyNew YorkNY10108
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
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaNew YorkNY10075
HealthCare ChaplaincyNew YorkNY10006
Healthcare Chaplains Ministry Association (HCMA)PlacentiaCA92870
IFCA International - Bible Churches ChaplaincyGrandvilleMI49468
International Church of the Foursquare GospelLos AngelesCA90026
International Fellowship of Bible Churches, Inc.Oklahoma CityOK73112
International Ministerial FellowshipExcelsiorMN55331
Lutheran Church-Missouri SynodSt. LouisMO63122
Military Association of Atheists and FreethinkersWashington, DC 20036
National Association of Veterans Affairs ChaplainsN/AN/AN/A
National Conference of Veterans Affairs Catholic Chaplains (NCVACC)N/AN/AN/A
National Institute of Business & Industrial ChaplainsHoustonTX77056
National VA Chaplain ServiceNW Washington, DC20420
Natural Universalist Wiccan ChurchN/AN/AN/A
Navy - BUMED Pastoral CareSan DiegoCA92134
Neshama: Association of Jewish ChaplainsMiamiFL33137
North American Lutheran ChurchNew BrightonMN55112
Orthodox Church in AmericaSyossetNY11791
Pediatric Chaplains NetworkBeltonTX76513
Presbyterian Church (USA)N/AN/AN/A
Reformed Church in AmericaGrand RapidsMI49512
Regular Baptist ChurchGretnaLA70053
Sacred Well CongregationButlerMO64730
Seventh-day AdventistSilver SpringMD20904
Southern Baptist Convention/North American Mission BoardAlpharettaGA30022
The Association of Certified Christian Chaplains and The Institute of Clinical Pastoral TrainingOrlandoFL32862
The Chaplaincy InstituteBerkeleyCA94709
The Forum on Military ChaplaincyN/AN/AN/A
The Humanist SocietyWashington, D.C.20036
Union Theological SeminaryNew YorkNY10027
Unitarian Universalist AssociationBostonMA02210
United Church of ChristClevelandOH44115
United Methodist ChurchNashvilleTN37212
V.A. National Black Chaplains Association, Inc.N/AN/AN/A
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondVA23220
Worldwide Fellowship of Independent ChurchesN/AN/AN/A