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 in ministry to traumatized people. This is why there are Chaplains.

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

Associate Pastor Jim Milne served 25 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 (Not for certification with ICPC)
Chaplain’s Quick Reference Book (.pdf formatted for smartphones)


LivingWorks (Suicide intervention training)
Friends for Survival (Suicide bereavement support)
GriefShare (Grief recovery)
Placer County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Sierra Law Enforcement Chaplaincy (El Dorado County)
Napa Chaplaincy
Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplaincy

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