United Church of Christ

Specialized Ministry in Professional Organizations

Requirements for the ecclesiastical endorsement of a specialized minister in a professional setting can be found on the Ecclesiastical Endorsement page and in the Manual on Ministry, Section 2, Article 5. Please note that some rules have changed or are not covered in the Manual. Additional guidelines may be provided in coorrespondence with the Endorser (Stephen Boyd, Minister for Chaplains and Specialized Ministers) and the Endorsement Secretary (Ms. Kathleen Satter).

Professional organizations for specialized ministry:

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC): www.aapc.org

American Correctional Chaplains Association (ACCA): www.correctionalchaplains.org

Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE): www.acpe.edu

Association for Professional Chaplains (APC): www.professionalchaplains.org

College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP): www.cpsp.org

Council for Health & Human Service Ministry (CHHSM): www.chhsm.org

UCC Professional Chaplains and Counselors (UCCPCC): www.uccpcc.org

International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC): www.icpc4cops.org

National Institute of Business and Industrial Chaplains (NIBIC): www.nibic.com

National Association of College and University Chaplains (NACUC): www.nacuc.net

National Campus Ministry Association (NCMA): www.campusministry.net