Become a Chaplain
Federal Prison Chaplain
To serve as a chaplain in one of these specialized ministries requires a special call or endorsement from the ELCA. For information about requirements and procedures, please contact the Bureau for Federal Chaplaincy Ministries at 202-417-3692 or send us an email
ELCA Lutheran Campus Minister
Are You Considering Campus Ministry Service? Click here for more information.
United States Air Force Chaplain Service (U.S. Air Force)
Office of the Chief of Chaplains (U.S. Army)
United States Navy Chaplain Corps (U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard)
Ministries in Chaplaincy, Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Education
For the process and procedures for Ecclesiastical MCPCCE Endorsement by which the church bodies affirm and recognize individuals who attain the expected level of theological and pastoral competence, click here.