Our Vision

Chaplains at Work – making a Positive difference in the Community

Our Mission

The Inter-Americas Chaplains Association promotes quality chaplaincy care through advocacy, education, professional standards and service to the community.

Objectives

- Strengthen the Christian inter-denominational, non-denominational, multigenerational and multicultural professional competency of chaplains.

- Empower chaplains to demonstrate quality outcomes to those whom they serve.

- “Boots on the Ground to overlay and enhance other Ministries”

- Collaborate with accrediting and hiring institutions, as well as other organizations with which we have a common interest, in order to promote professional chaplaincy.

- Help IACA grow and get involved with: the support of First Responder Agencies, Hospitals, Corporate America, City, County, State, Federal and local governments

- Endorsement/involvements of major organizations through collaborative community programs

- Mentoring Programs

Ministerial Verses

Colossians 3:12-17 New King James Version (NKJV)

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Matthew 25:37-40 New King James Version (NKJV)

37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Inter-America’s Chaplain’s Association (IACA)

- IACA (Inter-America's Chaplains Association)

- 501c3 entity

- Inter-Denominational Christian Chaplains Organization

- National & International organization

- $300 Fee includes: Courses, certification, credentials and ordination

- $80 Annual fee for recharge of ID –after 12 months

Who Becomes a Chaplain?

The qualifications for a Chaplain are not so much academic or ecclesiastical. A Chaplain candidate is not required to be a “professional” clergy person. (Most Post/Auxiliary Chaplains are not.) The qualifications are simple yet important:

- “Calling” from God

- A sense of spiritual maturity.

- A great listener

- A caring “Servant Leader” spirit person.

- A desire to help people – at any time

- The ability to keep things confidential. (Extremely important.)

- Willing to be neutral and objective when settling disputes.

- Voice projection and the ability to read well in public.

Inter-America’s Chaplain’s Association (IACA)

- Cultivating a caring connection, a caring rapport, and a caring relationship in order to be allowed to minister JESUS CHRIST in a non-evasive way to all we minister to.

- Make tangible the Presence and Grace of God

Inter-America’s Chaplain’s Association (IACA)

“Chaplains at Work – making a Positive difference in the Community”
“Boots on the Ground to overlay and enhance other Ministries”