Become a Chaplain
Each Grace Brethren chaplain who receives a commission does so on the basis of an endorsement from the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, as required by the armed forces. When an individual meets the requirements of the endorsing agent and the qualifications set forth by the branch of service to which he has applied, he may be commissioned as an officer and chaplain in that branch.
A candidate for the Army chaplaincy and scholarship assistance must be able to go on active duty prior to his/her 40th birthday. Chaplain candidates for the Army need to be commissioned prior to their 34th birthday. Interested parties should contact the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches Endorsing Agent, John Schumacher at ChaplainSchumacher@cox.net
Qualifications required by the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches:
- Graduate from an approved seminary.
- Be ordained.
- Be a member of an FGBC church.
- Be a member in good standing of a district ministerium.
Process of application for endorsement
- Complete an endorsement application.
- Have an evaluation of doctrinal position.
- Interview with the Endorsing Agent.
- For more information contact the Endorsing Agent, John Schumacher at ChaplainSchumacher@cox.net
The Jerry Young Chaplaincy Candidate Scholarship Program
Sponsored by the Eagle Commission and Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, Inc.
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, 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 email@example.com.