The Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) Department serves as the ecclesiastical endorsing agency for the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  As the denomination’s liaison with ecclesiastical, government, and professional organizations, ACM assists qualified Adventist clergy to transition from pastoral ministry into the chaplaincy ministries of campus, community, corrections, health care, military, and the workplace.  The qualifications required to become a chaplain are church membership in regular standing, holding a current denominational commissioned or ministerial license or credential, meeting all requirements of the employing agency and obtaining ecclesiastical endorsement from the ACM Committee.

Also under the ACM umbrella, 13 World Division ACM Directors oversee the training, endorsement, and support of Adventist Chaplains within their territories. They are assisted in this work by Union and Conference ACM Directors who minister at a local level.

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 protected]

Office telephone:  (301) 680-6780