There is a growing need to share the love of Christ with people who are experiencing special life situations, including but not limited to those who are serving in the military or confined to hospitals, correctional facilities, and/or other private and public residences. WELS called workers and lay workers are increasingly drawn to participate in such ministries.

As these opportunities for gospel ministry increase, those specializing in this ministry are required to be better trained and to carry qualifying credentials, certificates, and appropriate degrees for various forms of chaplain care. The WELS Chaplain Certificate has been designed and implemented to prepare and qualify pastors and lay workers for these specialized ministries.

For questions about the WELS Chaplain Certificate Program please contact: