Ordinary People Called To An Extraordinary Ministry
Every Saint Has a Past- Every Sinner Has a Future
Chaplains Are Not Just Helping To Win Souls - They Are Saving Lives!
John 15:16 " You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. "
People were Jesus' top priority. He involved Himself in the lives of people who were considered the worst of sinners, and He met them where they had needs. In doing so, He helped elevate their sense of self-worth. One of the ways Jesus gave worth to the people was by showing them their value in God's eyes, by comparing God's care for other creatures with His care for them. The authority of Jesus was opposed because He was a poor carpenter's son from the Village of Nazareth.
John 15:16-17 “You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you that you love one another.
The majority of ministry and missionary activity in the early Church,as well as Ministry, was accomplished by non-professionals, ordinary men and women involved in secular work as their occupations. Jesus entrusted ordinary, everyday people with major responsibilities of spreading the Gospel. He took fishermen from their boats, He made them fishers of men. Jesus knew that ordinary people would become extraordinary in ministry! "God does not called the qualified, He qualifies the called". When the Lord calls us into ministry He does not place limitations on us, we are only limited only by our own imaginations.
2 Peter 1:5-7 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.
GraceLife Chaplains Association is a Christ-Centered, Grace-Based Ministry dedicated to recruiting, training, ordaining, licensing, encouraging, and mobilizing an international network of chaplains and ministries who have been called to serve where ever needed. From the beginning, the spread of the Gospel was a lay movement. Men like Peter and John were untrained fishermen. The majority of ministry and missionary activity in the early Church, as well as, Ministry was accomplished by nonprofessionals, ordinary men and women involved in secular work as their occupations. Jesus entrusted the laity "ordinary people" with major responsibilities of spreading the Gospel. He took fishermen from their boats, He made them fishers of men. Jesus knew that ordinary everyday people would become extraordinary when empowered by the Holy Spirit. When the Lord calls us into His ministry He does not place any limitations on us, we are only limited by our own imaginations and other people if we allow them too..
The members of GraceLife Chaplains Association are ordained and licensed as nondenominational chaplains and ministers, though they may attend and work with denominational ministries or churches. We are a one of a kind of ministry presence with members and affiliate ministries serving Nationwide. We come from all faith groups, ethnic, gender and educational backgrounds. GraceLife Chaplains Association, by God's grace and guidance, has been molded and shaped after the Grace of Jesus, and we are growing by leaps and bounds every day. We are looking for real people who are serious about their calling. The members of GraceLife Chaplains Association are very real, hard-working people with the heart and compassion to reach out to those who are lost or in need.
THE GREAT COMMISSION: GraceLife Chaplains Association is all about proclaiming the Gospel. Do you feel like you are being called to do something that will make a difference in your life, but you don't know where to start? I think that maybe we have all felt that call at some point in our lives. Becoming ordained and licensed as a Chaplain and Minister will take you far beyond your wildest imagination. It will make you a much larger person in the spirit of the Lord than you ever dreamed you could be. As Chaplains and Ministers when we see someone in need and have the ability to help them and don't, how can we say that the love of Jesus abides in us? We make a living from what we get, but we make a life from what we give. Anyone can give without loving, but no one can love without giving.
Proverbs 11:25 - Be generous, and you will be prosperous. Help others, and you will be helped. Those who are good are rewarded here on earth, so you can be sure that wicked and sinful people will be punished.
GraceLife Ministries USA, Grace Evangelical School of Biblical Studies & GraceLife University, Our Partners Ministry, are internationally recognized as a faith based, nondenominational ministries that offers everyone, including the everyday hard-working man or woman, an opportunity to be trained to serve in the position of an ordained Minister, Pastor, Chaplain, Christian Counselor, or Chaplain through specific ministry training programs. GraceLife Ministries USA offers ordination, ecclesiastical endorsements and certifications in your chosen field of ministry through its partner ministries thereby allowing anyone who feels God has called them to be able to minister at some level as a ordained Chaplain and Minister. Our Mission is to recruit, qualify, equip, and offer training to officially recognize those seeking legal ministry license, ordination, chaplain endorsement and accredited certification documentation as ministers, pastors, priests and chaplains.
One area of great need is for nursing home Chaplains. When Chaplains make regular visits to nursing homes, it cuts down on mistreatment of elderly residents. Not all nursing homes have this type of abuse, but there are many that do. As legally ordained Chaplains we CAN make a difference in this world, we just need to get out there and do it.
Another area of great need is for Military Chaplains. There has been a chronic shortage for many years. The men and women in our armed services sacrifice so much and ask so little. They are in need of Spiritual counsel, comfort and ministry. All it takes is good hearted people who have compassion, mercy, kindness, love and understanding.
A final area of need is in times of natural disaster. There is always a need for Spiritual Comfort during this time. There is great need for those who are willing to do something to make a difference in the lives of those who are hurting, suffering, who have lost everything, or have nothing, and nowhere to turn. We must be there for each other, as brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, it is up to us! Becoming a Chaplain will change your life and the lives of others
James 2:14 - Dear brothers and sisters, what's the use of saying you have faith if you don't prove it by your actions? That kind of faith can't save anyone.
We know by building and strengthening our communities and proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus to the world at large we are doing what He has called us to do. Jesus has poured out His Spirit upon us, we are to help the lost who are seeking salvation, we are to help those seeking healing for the spirit, soul, and body with the anointing that rests upon each of us in the name of Jesus.
James 1:27 - What God the Father considers to be pure and genuine religion is this: to take care of orphans and widows in their suffering.
GraceLife Chaplains Association and its affiliate ministries will not judge you, belittle you, criticize or condemn you for your past, or your lack of a formal education. Please understand it takes all of us to get the job done, just as Jesus recruited many from different backgrounds. It does not take a college graduate to walk into a biker bar full of bikers. In fact we would not advise it! it takes a biker who has been there. Nursing home chaplaincy or ministry takes a chaplain who is ordained and has compassion, mercy, love and understanding. It takes those who have the love of Jesus Christ in their hearts. It requires someone who knows how to listen, and many times someone to just be there with them when they are dying, the thought of dying alone is very scary for senior citizens or for the terminally ill. Who better to work with our returning troops or veterans of other wars, than veterans who are chaplains themselves and that have been there and understand their pain, suffering, fears and disappointments?
James 2:13 - For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment. Does anyone not want a merciful judgment from God, before whom all must stand?
When we begin our work as ordained chaplains and ministers, we can be confident that the Lord who has already started a good work in us, Will complete it! Please never let anyone tell you that you are not good enough for the Lord's ministry, or that the Lord has not called you into HIS ministry. There is no human being on the face of this earth who has the right to judge or decide who has been called, or who has not been called. We understand that it is the Lord who ordains, WE simply recognize what HE HAS ALREADY DONE, and provide the legal documentation required by the secular world. Membership and ordination information.
We all need Jesus as our Lord and Savior in our everyday lives. He is the one who can lift us above the degrading forces of evil in the world that tries to tell us we are not good enough. It is Jesus who holds all things together, including our lives. Become a member and receive your ordination and license as a legal member of the clergy. Take a leap of faith, and watch your whole world, and the way you see things, literally transform before your own eyes!
1 Cor 9:19-22 For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. (Chaplains must be all things to all people).
We believe all Christians have been given spiritual gifts to fulfill their callings. Ministry ordination is a spiritual gift and calling directly from God and is not to be taken lightly. He chooses to call who he will, or to use any instrument, to accomplish His will. When we act upon our calling, we become a member of HIS Ministry.
Galatians 6:4 You should each judge your own conduct. If it is good, then you can be proud of what you yourself have done, without having to compare it with what someone else has done.
Romans 12:1-4, 8 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Jesus we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
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