The call of the Chaplain is similar to God’s calling to local church ministry. Chaplains are called to preach, teach, pastor, counsel, lead, pray, and proclaim the Gospel. Every Chaplain must be a person called to ministry, with appropriate training and experience in Pastoral ministry. However, the Chaplain is called to minister within a diverse, non-traditional, unique subculture. Chaplains enter a secular environment full of men, women and families from varied religious and secular backgrounds. No matter where the people served are coming from, they perceive the Chaplain as their Pastor. Chaplains are called to nurture the living, care for the dying, and honor the dead. To minister within an institutional setting as a representative of the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference is both a challenge and a privilege.
To obtain CCCC endorsement into the ministry as a Chaplain (military or civilian), prior approval for licensing and ordination is required from the CCCC Credentials and Chaplaincy committees. Candidates must be members of the CCCC in good standing.
All applicants will undergo an interview with a CCCC military chaplain (active duty, Reserve, or retired), or a non-CCCC evangelical chaplain approved of by the CCCC Chaplain committee.