The 4th Adventist Chaplains World Congress will be held June 29-July 2, 2025, in St. Louis, Missouri. The Congress takes place just before the General Conference Session.

The World Congress theme is “The Chaplain’s Response to a World in Crisis”. We will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries and the 100th anniversary of the formation of Clinical Pastoral Education.

Join us for fellowship, training during general and breakout sessions, and networking! You won’t want to miss this event.


The Chaplain who attends the Congress in person in St. Louis is responsible for the following costs:


Travel to and from the World Congress

Hotel Expenses

Meals during the Congress (The Wednesday night banquet is included in your registration fee.)

Any transportation during the Congress

The chaplain who chooses to attend virtually has two registration options.

The Virtual Registration fee covers attendance at the Congress by a unique link that will be provided closer to Congress dates.

The Virtual Registration fee + ACM resources allow chaplains to receive resources that ACM will provide during the Congress. The Chaplain will be responsible for actual shipping and customs costs.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate
Ends December 31, 2024

Live in-person US$220

Chaplain and Spouse US$369.00

Virtual US$149

Virtual + ACM Resources (including ACM shirt) US$220 + shipping and customs

Standard Rate
January 1—June 15, 2025

Live in-person US$250

Chaplain and Spouse US$399.00

Virtual US$149

Virtual + ACM Resources (including ACM shirt) + shipping and customs US$250.00

Late Registration
June 15—July 2, 2025

Live in-person US$300

Chaplain and Spouse US$449.00

Virtual US$149

Virtual + ACM Resources (including ACM shirt) US$300 + shipping and customs



The Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel is the official hotel for the World Congress. All Congress events will take place on the hotel grounds. ACM has contracted a special rate of US$159.00/night. Up to four (4) persons can share a room at this rate. The hotel’s address is 191 Westport Plaza Drive, Saint Louis, Missouri 63146. Hotel rooms must be booked by May 25, 2025.


ACM Shirt

With your paid registration for in-person and virtual+SWAG attendance, you will receive an ACM shirt. If you register for Virtual Only attendance, you will not receive a shirt. Specify your shirt size here.


Breakout Session Registration

Register for the Breakout Sessions of your choice. You can choose to attend six breakout sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. Download the list of sessions and descriptions. Once you’ve made your choices, register to secure your seat. Some sessions will have limited seating, so register early.

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Volunteer for GC Session Booth

Are you staying for a portion of the General Conference Session that follows the World Congress? Sign up here to volunteer to help in the ACM booth. We’ll contact you later with your assigned time slot.

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Call for Presentations

The congress will train chaplains in all areas of endorsement and all levels of chaplaincy experience.

This Call for Presentations invites proposals from chaplains of diverse disciplines and cultures to present papers examining critical issues in chaplaincy from biblical, clinical, practical, historical, and theological perspectives.

Proposals with abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent by September 30, 2024. Before you apply, download the instruction sheet and read through all the information you need to apply.


World Congress Agenda

Download a general overview of what to expect daily at the World Congress. This will be updated as new information is received.