Why Chaplaincy?

SUDDEN EXTREME CRISIS: Most pastors aren’t trained for traumatic events—sudden deaths, suicides, murders, mass casualty incidents, school tragedies and worse. In fact, most Bible colleges, seminaries and Christian universities offer little—if any—education on ministry to traumatized people. That’s why there are Chaplains.

Chaplains take care of the team—they serve local Law Enforcement personnel and citizens impacted by sudden traumatic situations. This is why we at Calvary support Chaplaincy Ministry.

Associate Pastor Jim Milne served 24 years as Deputy Senior Chaplain of Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, where Pastor Jay also served as an active volunteer. Together they represent almost fifty-five years of experience.

Below are down-loadable resources for Chaplains, including the Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Training Manual (for the development and training of Law Enforcement Chaplaincies from the ground up) along with other Chaplain’s tools for use in the field.

Downloadable Docs

Chaplaincy Training Manual
Chaplain’s Quick Reference Book (.pdf formatted for smartphones)
Post Shooting Trauma


LivingWorks (Suicide intervention training)
GriefShare (Grief recovery)
Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy

Note: The Chaplaincy Training Manual is not for certification with International Conference of Police Chaplains.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s