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Becoming a Chaplain


Ask a chaplain what it is like to be a chaplain. Consider becoming a pastoral visitor working under the supervision of a chaplain first to see if chaplaincy is the ministry for you.  This requires your pastor's approval.


Do Chaplaincy Everywhere. A free course you can do on your own or in your small group at church. Download the course here (ZIP file containing word documents).

To become a qualified  Lutheran chaplain, you will be required to have a current police check, have completed or are enrolled in either a Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology, or the Graduate Certificate in Theology (Chaplaincy) at the Australian Lutheran College (or equivalent) and one unit in Clinical Pastoral Education. To enrol, apply at the Australian Lutheran College.

To apply to become a Lutheran chaplain, fill out an application.

Send to the Department for Chaplaincy Ministries SA/NT, 137 Archer St, North Adelaide, SA 5006.