Chaplains offers impactful spiritual support available to our communities an those in first responders roles. The First Responders Chaplain Association (FRCA) continues to raise the standard for training and supporting chaplains while we maintain a focus on moral excellence, cutting-edge training, and effective communications to encourage every first responder agency and community agency to establish and maintain a powerful chaplaincy program in place. We welcome you to explore what it means to be a chaplain and how you can join with other chaplains as we learn and grow together.
Chaplains work in the military, healthcare, prisons, higher education, airports, ports, police and fire departments, government settings, disaster zones, with sports teams, in social movements, and in a range of community organizations. Some lead local congregations and volunteer as chaplains on the side while others work more full-time as chaplains. Full time positions for spiritual care providers are largely available in healthcare, the military, prisons, and higher education and at corporate level.
Chaplains provide compassionate presence to vulnerable people in crisis and in need of spiritual care. The work varies significantly by the setting in which chaplains work.
For immediate access to routine or crisis services, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis. GCAL professionals will:
The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me, because Jehovah hath anointed me to announce glad tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and opening of the prison to them that are bound” Isaiah 61:1
Contact an organization in your local community who can help.
A police, firefighter and EMS chaplain serves as a support system for law enforcement and fire responders in times of crisis. They represent all faiths and are fully certified, and ordained.
Registration is now open
Online, (study at your own pace) and in person registrations.
March 1st 2024
Board of ordination begins review of new chaplain’s.