This handbook provides parameters and guidelines for chaplains and candidates serving under the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) umbrella. The intention is not to give exhaustive explanations and policies but assist present and potential chaplains in the primary processes of credentialing and endorsement. In addition, requirements and expectations of EFCA chaplains are briefly outlined. Since most chaplains operate outside the traditional pastoral setting, one cannot overemphasize the importance that all credentialed chaplains render. Chaplains perform strategic ministry and they are an extension of the Church and are vital to the witness of the Word and the gospel in pluralistic and inter-cultural contexts.
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