Ecclesiastical endorsement of ministers serving in specialized pastoral ministries

Ecclesiastical endorsement is an official declaration by the presbytery of membership/care that a person seeking certification as a chaplain or pastoral counselor has the gifts of ministry for this special calling. It is not a statement of competency.

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  1. Does the PCUSA require that hospital/hospice chaplains be ordained?

    by Pam Hallmark

    October 16, 2011