ADVENTIST CHAPLAINCY MINISTRIES
The Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) Department serves as the ecclesiastical endorsing agency for the General Conference and North American Division of the
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Also under the ACM umbrella are chaplain associations for the various chaplaincies. ACM conducts an annual training conference for each association, provides chaplains with resource materials and represents their interests. Assistant ACM Directors work as Field Representatives of the ACM Department throughout the North American Division. They are ordained ministers (chaplains) who extend the reach of the ACM Department, promote its vision and help accomplish its mission. They inform Adventist students, church members, pastors and leaders about chaplain opportunities and military-related issues by visits to campuses, young adult groups, clergy training conferences, etc.
Following WW II the National Service Organization (NSO) was established to assist church members serving in the military. Through an offering taken the second Sabbath in June on even years, NSO provides military church members in uniform with Bible kits, church journals, devotional books and religious literature. ACM evolved from the NSO in 1985. ACM (NSO) also sponsors religious retreats for military-related members stationed overseas and helps resolve problems with accommodation of religious practice. Numbers of Adventist Military Chapel Worship Groups conduct Sabbath services in the current combat theater, Europe, Japan and Korea.
For further information about chaplaincy ministries, ecclesiastical endorsement, the application process, questions about public or military service, and assistance with accommodation of religious practice, ACM can be contacted via:
Department email: email@example.com
Internet web site: http://www.adventistchaplains.org
Office telephone: (301) 680-6780 or 6782