Calling & Endorsement

Information for individuals interested in chaplain ministry, those pursuing a new endorsement Baptist Chaplaincy Relations, those wishing to transfer their endorsement, and those needing to update their endorsement.

Chaplain Ministries

Baptist Chaplaincy Relations endorses chaplains in nine distinct categories: Health Care, Military, Corrections, Pastoral Counseling, Marketplace, Crisis Resiliency, Public Safety, Coaching and Biker ministries. These Baptist missionaries often serve where local pastors would not have access. They are full-time, part-time and volunteers who are deeply involved in Kingdom work!

Health Care

Baptist Chaplaincy Relations chaplains serve in hospitals, nursing and assisted-living facilities, hospice, and other related health-based ministry positions. They serve in paid chaplaincy positions, Clinical Pastoral Education training sites, as well as volunteer roles to augment the paid staff in hospitals and health care facilities.


Chaplains serve in the uniformed services right alongside Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. They serve stateside units across the U.S. and are regularly assigned to postings overseas.


Baptist Chaplaincy Relations chaplains serve in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and state prisons, and many are volunteers in local city or county jails. They provide hope and ministry to prisoners and prisoners’ families in a ministry that is often invisible to many in the local church, but a ministry specifically directed by our Lord: “…I was in prison and you visited me….”

Public Safety

Several of our Baptist Chaplaincy Relations chaplains work for public safety institutions –Border Patrol, local fire and police departments and EMS organizations. Some are paid, and many are volunteers who serve alongside our First Responders and minister to them as they serve and protect their communities.

Crisis Response

Baptist Chaplaincy Relations has a growing number of chaplains who are trained and on standby to go into the aftermath of disasters and do ministry to help survivors cope with their loss. These chaplains are prepared to drop everything and be deployed into the most horrific of and assist in community crisis response and resiliency.


Some businesses across our nation now hire chaplains to provide counseling and ministry services for their employees. These chaplains know the business, has daily access to the employees, and is free to walk the floors to informally visit, counsel, and perform weddings and funerals for employees and their families.

Pastoral Counseling

Baptist Chaplaincy Relations works with various counseling training and certification bodies to provide churches and counseling ministries with professional, licensed counselors to minister to people in need.


Lifestyle chaplains bring the Gospel into the select communities through networks of volunteer chaplains. For example, biker chaplains are committed to winning their community to Christ by riding and witnessing and ministering at every opportunity. Other types of Lifestyle chaplains include RV Camp chaplains, Racetrack chaplains, and other ministries beyond the walls of the local church.