Ordination/Licensure

We Count On Your Support! Please Give What You Can. Those who desire and are qualified can be licensed and or ordained through Become A Chaplain.Org under the covering of Healing Souls Ministry. Licensure lasts as long as you remain active in a legitimate chaplaincy ministry.

Why you should become an ordained chaplain through BCO ...

•    Official ministry credentials through our parent site, International Chaplains Fellowship.

•    Ecumenical endorsement ... licensed chaplains have more ministry opportunities due to the fact that institutions are looking for endorsed professionals. Members receive not only an ordination certificate but also a certificate of licensure suitable for framing.

•    Training Resources ... Access to numerous training resources through our  parent site International Chaplains Fellowship, and also licensure or ordination if qualified.

•    Access ... BCO /ICF is open to any chaplain, or any other christian called by God to enter the chaplain ministry.

•    Credibility… We are a recognized and professional organization. There is immediate support and recognition with our organization.

•    A code of ethics that is both professional, and biblical.

•    An opportunity to realize your calling through recognition by a professional, credible chaplaincy organization.

( The following job descriptions explain and show the wide variety of ways  you can serve as a chaplain)

PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPLAINCY: ... is a truly interesting and rewarding ministry. As a public safety chaplain you would work within law enforcement agencies such as police, fire and sheriff' departments.as

HOSPICE CARE CHAPLAINS: ... hospice care ministry is a very special chaplaincy. It is very important that Hospice Care Chaplains learn to develop their faith based skills when working with those who are dying and their families. He/She should know how to effectively communicate with those who are dying as a Hospice Care Chaplain.

PRISON CHAPLAINS: ... Prison chaplains needs to have an ability to: (A) Provide references for the scriptural mandate for prison ministry. (B) Explain why believers should be involved in prison ministry. (C) Articulate the spiritual goals of jail and prison ministry. (D) List the social goals of jail and prison ministry.(E) Summarize what the Gospel has to offer prison inmates. (F) Determine your role in prison ministry.

DISASTER RELIEF CHAPLAINS: ... As a disaster relief chaplain it's essential that you embody an ability to communicate through the use of proper training. You should be able to understand how to effectively communicate as a disaster relief chaplain.

NURSING HOME CHAPLAINS: ... Nursing home chaplaincy has been overlooked by most chaplains and ministers for the same reason that many of their families stop visiting them over a period of time, it can be heart breaking and stressful. Nursing home chaplaincy is a ministry working with elderly people who are often confused, depressed and in many cases dying. Nursing home chaplains have to be dedicated, serious, understanding, and have the love of Christ in their hearts to reach out to those who are coming to the end of their lives. Human touch and loving kindness can help make their day to day lives more worthwhile.

CRISIS COUNSELING CHAPLAIN: ... Understanding the need for pastoral crisis counseling has become very important since 911, plus all the disasters, suicides and climbing crime rate the last several years. Our Law enforcement departments, fire departments, court systems and many other institutions in our country will be in need of more and more trained crisis counselors in the future.

DOMESTIC ABUSE CHAPLAIN: ... needs a working knowledge of domestic violence skills training, in order to help members of their ministries, churches and communities. Over four million women in this country suffer some kind of violence at the hands of their husbands or boyfriends each year. Very few will ever tell anyone - a friend, a relative, a neighbor, or the police. Victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life, all cultures, all income groups, all ages, all religions. They share feelings of helplessness, isolation, guilt, fear, and shame.

BCO is a non-denominational Christian organization. Our goal is to qualify and recognize those seeking ministerial documentation and a Ordination or Certificate of Title as chaplains. We know by the building up and strengthening the Christian church we are doing what God has called us to do. All Chaplains ordained through our ministry can legally do anything a mainstream clergy does. God does the ordaining! We just supply the legal documents that man requires. Becoming ordained can open many doors for ministerial opportunities worldwide

We advocate Freedom of Religion, seeking answers through study, prayer, and guidance by our Lord Jesus Christ and the Scriptures. Having, great love and admiration for each other without respect for wealth, race, gender, age, social status, or doctrinal differences. We are committed to seeking Gods will in our lives and then faithfully dedicating our life to the service of Jesus Christ so we can be helpers in the Joy of Salvation.

As an Ordained Chaplain you will be able to accomplish God's calling in your life. Ordination gives you the credentials needed to be able to minister to the Church at large and to bring hope throughout the world. Ordination helps you to minister in areas where the normal lay person may not be able to go. We hope that you will familiarize yourself with our parent site International Chaplains Fellowship and take advantage of the opportunities made possible by your participation. Becoming ordained is only the first step! After you have become ordained you can start your own marriage ministry and perform weddings and baptisms, or any other religious service. All Ordinations are made under the covering of the International Chaplains Fellowship

Ordination/Licensure Policy

The following is the policy for granting ministerial license and or ordination with Become A Chaplain.Org/. All applicants for license or ordination who hold traditional Christian beliefs and values will be considered and are subject to approval by BCO. No person will be accepted or denied because of race, national origin, sex or cultural background. A love offering is requested to cover the paper work and mailing expenses.

(A) A chaplain ministerial license and full ordinational certificate will be granted for an initial fee of $75.00 and a bi- annual renewal fee of $50.00.

(B) The applicant must provide three (2) letters of recommendation(not family). One of these letters should be from your pastor. Note: If you are a pastor this letter should be from a person to whom you hold yourself accountable.

(C) Right Click Here  and then click on "save target as or save link as" to download the application. Also Right Click Here to download the Code of Ethics. Print, complete and sign both. Do not leave any blanks! Then mail them along with your check or money order to the address below. (Allow 2- to 4 weeks for processing and delivery. (No order will be fulfilled until your check clears). Make your check out to "International Chaplains Fellowship".

International Chaplains Fellowship.
118 Trianon St.
Batesville MS. 38606

Or you may pay by Paypal to expedite your order.

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