Become a Military Chaplain

Ephesians 4 tells us that the Lord gave “the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” We believe he also gave military chaplains – pillars of light in a specialized setting outside the local church context.

Equipping You for Service Within the Service

If you are looking for a way to serve God and minister to the soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines of our country, consider becoming a military chaplain through Grace Theological Seminary’s Master of Divinity—Chaplaincy Studies degree. The degree will provide a solid biblical and theological foundation as well as a balanced training of pastoral counseling skills and intercultural studies, and is designed to prepare students to answer the Lord’s call to a life of service within the service.

The Jerry Young Chaplaincy Candidate Scholarship Program

Sponsored by Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, Inc. and The Eagle Commission.

The Jerry Young Chaplaincy Candidate Scholarship Program, in memory and honor of Dr. Jerry Young (Chaplain, Colonel, USAR), is designed to offer financial assistance to qualified students who are attending graduate schools of theology and are preparing for an active-duty or reserve career ministry as a chaplain in the US Armed Forces. It is endorsed by the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. The applicant affirms that his plans are to pursue a ministry in the chaplaincy and further agrees to repay any funds awarded should those plans change. For every year of active-duty service, 25% of the cumulative funds awarded will be forgiven.

For information and an application form:

Please contact Col (Retired, US Army) Chaplain John Schumacher, FGBC Endorsing Agent, at chaplainschumacher@cox.net or Larry Chamberlain, President/CEO Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, Inc. at lchamberlain@gbif.com.

Learn more about how to become a military chaplain in your desired military branch:

Army

Air Force

Navy/Marines

  • Active Duty/Reserve