If you currently serve as an endorsed chaplain or chaplain candidate, this section is to help you. We have listed here information that you need to navigate policies, and guidance. Also listed here are resources and report forms that will help you and your ministry.
2021 CHAPLAIN TRAINING AND CREDENTIALING EVENTS
Currently serving chaplains, regardless of status, are required to attend a credentialing event at least once every three years, unless prevented by mission requirements. All currently serving chaplains will be supported in the maintenance of their professional credentials and ecclesiastical standing through attendance and participation in these mandatory events.
Updated 4/1/2021: Memorandum of Instruction (MOI), Chaplain Credentialing and Training Event 2021 (Click here)
Updated 1/26/2021: The date and locations for this year’s training and credentialing event are 9 -13 August and will occur simultaneously at Calvin Crest Conference Center (info click here) and Montreat Conference Center (info click here), as well as, by Zoom/Facebook Live. We look forward to seeing you and your family in August. More information and registration details to follow.
Post 2020 Training and Credentialing Resources:
The 2020 Training and Credentialing Event is now complete. People were able to participate either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Videos Available – If you were not able to attend you may view the videos of the devotionals and training at our Group page on Facebook – Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies.
Join our group – if you have not joined our Facebook group please do so. Search Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies and you should be welcomed as a member. If not, ask to join and we will approve. We hope this group will be useful now and into the future.
CHAPLAIN RESOURCES AND TRAINING
New as of 1/27/21 Chaplains All Access January 2021 Meeting Slides Click here
April 30, 2020: With gratitude to the presenters listed below, the previously recorded presentation “MORAL RESILIENCE IN MEDICAL WORKERS DURING COVID-19″ Webinar Training is offered via the following link:
Download PDF Webinar Outline and Resources Handout: https://presfedchap.org/moral-resilience-webinar-april-17-2020/
Webinar Overview: Moral injury is happening all around us as COVID-19 ravages lives all across the nation. Our medical teams are especially at risk. We are here to help, in real time, by providing information about what kinds of things put people at risk, how to maintain moral resilience in the crisis, and what can be done in the aftermath to help people process their experiences. Participants in this online discussion will receive information in a “tool kit” for coping in the midst of the pandemic and after.
Dr. Rita Brock
Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center
at Volunteers of America
Dr. Cynda Hylton Rushton
Anne and George L. Bunting Professor of Clinical Ethics in
the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the
School of Nursing
Moderated by Rev. Dr. Al Boyce
Chaplain, Volunteers of America Northern New England
NEW as of April 14, 2020: “Crisis Support in the Midst of a Pandemic” PRESENTED BY: South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program
Please click on the link to begin training: http://pccmp.org/final-for-review-version-2/
UKIRK COLLEGE MINISTRIES SUPPORTED BY THE PCUSA
POLICY AND GUIDANCE
- Guidance Letter on Providing Pastoral Care for Same Sex Couples
- Guidance Letter on Maintaining Professional Relationships
- Chaplains must maintain good standing with their presbytery. Please keep your presbytery updated as to your contact information and any reports or training required by them.
- Chaplains hosting endorser visits should work with their command and review Endorser Visits to Military Installations Guidance.
- Actively serving chaplains are required to attend the Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincy Annual Training and Credentialing Event at least once every three years as mission and funding permit. If military commanders cannot provide TDY/TAD funds, we highly encourage the use of permissive TDY/TAD to allow military members to attend events.
- Annual Report Requirement: No Later than 31 December of each year, please submit a completed annual report to the Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincy. Fillable PDF forms are available below.
- Military Chaplain Report – http://pccmp.org/dod-annual-report-form-pccmp-2019/
- VA Chaplain Report – http://pccmp.org/career-support/chaplain-career-support/department-of-veterans-affairs-annual-report-form-pccmp-2019-2/
- Federal Bureau of Prisons – http://pccmp.org/fbop-annual-report-form-pccmp-2019-2/
- Civil Air Patrol – http://pccmp.org/cap-annual-report-form-pccmp-2019-2/
- Please inform the Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincy of any changes to your residence, assignments or other pertinent information.
- Please prayerfully consider supporting the Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincy with a portion of your tithe.
- All PCUSA military chaplains separating or retiring from the military should submit their DD 214 to the Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincy.
- Reserve and Guard Chaplains may find this “Sample Mobilization Agreement” useful when working with churches or institutions. Sample Mobilization Agreement.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Note: Posting of these websites in no way constitutes an endorsement by the Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincy of their content or a guarantee of their usefulness.