The mission of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries is to promote Adventist chaplaincies throughout all the divisions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The ACM mission has four elements:
- To develop and / or sustain chaplaincy ministries; and recruit, endorse, train and support Adventist clergy as chaplains. ACM endeavors to place qualified Adventist pastors as chaplains on college and university campuses, in community agencies, correctional institutions, healthcare facilities, military forces and the work place.
- To oversee and certify professional training programs.
- To endorse and certify capable, competent and caring Adventist clergy as chaplains. All chaplains are first pastors, though not all pastors are called to be chaplains.
- To provide pastoral care and nurture for people regardless of their declared faith or no faith. Chaplains must exercise spiritual leadership with integrity and be professionally proficient, flexible and balanced.