MUCH OF GOD’S GREATEST WORK HAPPENS FAR FROM THE TRADITIONAL PULPIT.
For some, the call to serve God leads beyond the typical ministry. Where each day is an opportunity to impact individual lives – at home and around the world. Among the men and women of America’s Navy.
SEMINARY STUDENTS – SECURE YOUR CHAPLAINCY AND HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.
If you’re interested in being commissioned as a Navy Chaplain before completing your graduate studies, the Navy offers the Chaplain Candidate Program Officer (CCPO)
Completing this program qualifies you for significant pay advantage
once you enter Active Duty. You’ll also receive on-the-job training under the direct supervision of a Navy Chaplain.
It’s an excellent way to get a head start on a uniquely fulfilling career.
Learn more about the Chaplain Candidate Program Officer (CCPO) program by clicking on the following link. Request More Information.
Faith inspires these Navy men and women to achieve the extraordinary – and lay the foundation for a better future.JOB DESCRIPTION
To whom do Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen turn when they are struggling with personal issues or searching for answers at crucial moments in their lives? When Sailors are on base or are thousands of miles out to sea, their Chaplain meets their spiritual and emotional needs. In the Navy Chaplain Corps, you’ll be a constant support for young people away from home for the first time. Lending advice daily to those facing personal or emotional difficulties. And providing personal spiritual assistance at times when it’s needed most.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
The Navy Chaplain may be the first person Servicemembers turn to in times of need as well as their source for spiritual enlightenment and salvation. Your service will span a great diversity of backgrounds. And as you minister to those who ascribe to your own beliefs, you’ll also facilitate worship for those of other faith groups.
Your job involves guiding people through some of their most joyful moments to their most personally challenging, and includes these responsibilities:
• Conduct worship services in a variety of settings
• Perform religious rites and ceremonies such as weddings, funeral services and baptisms
• Counsel individuals who seek guidance
• Oversee religious education programs, such as Sunday school and youth groups
• Visit and provide spiritual guidance and care to hospitalized personnel and/or their family members
• Train lay leaders who conduct religious education programs
• Promote attendance at religious services, retreats and conferences
• Advise leaders at all levels regarding morale, morals, ethics and spiritual well-beingWORK ENVIRONMENT
When you’re deployed, you’ll live and work side by side with those under your care, building relationships and trust. You’ll provide a ministry of presence as you offer guidance and insight the very moment they’re needed.
Fulfill your higher calling on land or at sea. Whether you’re presiding over a religious ceremony on base or conducting services from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, your job as Navy Chaplain may be anywhere in the world.TRAINING, EDUCATION & ADVANCEMENT
To become a Navy Chaplain, those who meet the qualifications complete 84 days of training, beginning with Officer Development School in Newport, Rhode Island, and ending with Navy Chaplain School in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, for a basic orientation course before receiving job placement.
Beyond that, there are opportunities to continue your education throughout your Navy Chaplain employment. Attend one of the military service colleges or earn a master’s or doctoral degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, while being paid full-time as a Navy Officer. You may participate in clinical pastoral education and receive tuition assistance for other off-duty educational programs.SERVICE OPTIONS
Whether you’re at a career crossroads and ready for a new direction or you’ve already mapped out your professional future, the Navy is a great way to help you reach your potential – with both full- and part-time service options.Full-time, Active Duty service.
Take full advantage of the available career and leadership opportunities. Enjoy the broad range of benefits. Experience possibilities of travel and adventure to the utmost. Learn more by clicking on the following link. Request More Information F/T.Part-time, Reserve service
. Commit to as few as two days a month and two weeks a year with opportunities for additional service and pay. Enjoy many of the benefits and advantages of full-time service. Receive a potential sign-on bonus.* Enhance your skills with military service while maintaining your civilian career. Learn more about serving in the Navy Reserve by clicking on the following link. Request More Information P/T.BENEFITS
Certainly the precepts of godly service aren’t tied to material wealth. Nevertheless, serving as a Chaplain in the Navy qualifies you for benefits that are valuable by any standard. You can look forward to:
• Competitive salary
• Scheduled pay raises and cost-of-living increases
• Comprehensive health-care coverage for you and your family
• Outstanding retirement benefits and 401(k)-like savings plan
• Food and housing allowances
• Tax-free shopping privileges
• Generous vacation time and world travel opportunities
All this – while you discover the pride, purpose and satisfaction of serving your country. Enjoy respect as a religious leader and an Officer. And make enduring connections that will last a lifetime.QUALIFICATIONS
A Navy Chaplain must:
• Be a U.S. citizen
• Be able to complete 20 years of commissioned service before age 62
• Meet certain medical and physical fitness standards
• Hold a BA or BS degree with not less than 120 semester hours from a qualified educational institution; and hold a post-baccalaureate graduate degree of not less than 72 semester hours in theological or related studies
• Hold an ecclesiastical endorsement by a religious faith organization registered with the Department of DefenseReady to make the most of your potential in America’s Navy? Right now, your talents are in great demand. Click Apply now to learn more.*Career opportunities and benefits may vary for Reserve service. Contact a Navy Reserve Officer Recruiter for details.