C&MA founder Dr. A.B. Simpson broke with tradition in his day—sharing the good news with New York City’s marginalized in non-church facilities while pursuing the Call to take “the whole Bible to the whole world.” Likewise, our chaplains today share the good news in challenging, diverse, and ever-changing environments to which traditional ministries often have little or no access.

Prisons, military installations, hospitals, and nursing homes are some of the unique settings in which our Federal or Institutional Chaplains engage people who live and work outside of the organized church.

Wise Counselors Needed!

Alliance chaplains are male and female licensed workers. One of their primary responsibilities is offering wise spiritual counsel, bringing God’s truth to bear on a variety of interpersonal needs.

C&MA chaplains also perform a full range of ministerial services, including:

Preaching and teaching the Word of God

Administering church ordinances, including the Lord’s Supper and Baptism

Officiating at weddings (subject to state laws) and funerals


The Alliance seeks men and women called to serve in difficult places who can fully demonstrate the love of Jesus in non-traditional ministry environments. The need has never been greater, the experience never so rich.

Answer the Call

Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) chaplains share the good news in challenging, diverse environments—places where traditional church workers often have little or no access. If you are considering a call to the chaplaincy, the need has never been greater.

Learn more about becoming an endorsed C&MA Federal Chaplain or Institutional Chaplain.