Endorsement... What Does It Mean?

To be "Endorsed" signifies that the chaplain is fully qualified, in good standing, and meets all requirements for the position held. Endorsement should not be confused with "certification" or "qualification."

To be endorsed means that any and all required certifications and qualifications have been met and/or completed; and the endorsing body, The CEEC, is validating the chaplains credentials and verify they are of good standing.

It also means that the endorsing body is taking the responsibility of continuing oversight of the chaplain; that things such as continuing education, moral and ethical trustworthiness, etc. are maintained.

Chaplains are professionals trained to provide spiritual care in specialized settings like the military services, hospitals, retirement villages, colleges, prisons or mental health facilities.
As an integral part of the endorsed chaplaincy team, CEEC chaplains provide ministry and short-term counseling during times of crisis and transition. Chaplains act as God's emergency responders to those who are trapped by the circumstances of life.

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CEEC Endorsed Chaplains offer the following services to those they serve..

Counseling Services

  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Grief Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Pre-marital Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief Management Seminars
  • Grief Support Group
  • Miscellaneous Services
    • Speaking and worship services
    • Funerals and/or Memorial services
    • Weddings
    • Infant dedications
    • Baptisms
    • General worship services
    • Devotional resources
    • Inspirational thoughts and lectures
    • Music ministry
    • Bible study
    • Christmas caroling
    • Prayer chain
    • Community Resource Facilitation

For those visiting our website, please note that only those chaplains listed are officially endorsed by the CEEC. If you have questions about a specific chaplain identifying themselves as CEEC Endorsed Chaplain, please contact the Diocese of Endorsed Chaplains through this "Contact Us" link.