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Chaplain Resource Network is committed and equipped to raise awareness about chaplaincy and train others who want to serve as chaplains. Chaplains provide comfort, support, and care to individuals, families, and victims of all faith backgrounds facing crisis. Our vision is to develop an army of trained professional chaplains, ready to mobilize quickly during a crisis.

Chaplaincy is a unique faith-based service that offers people the opportunity to use gifts and talents to help others facing crisis. Do you have the gift of mercy? Are you passionate about helping hurting people? Are you naturally compassionate and caring? Are you good in a crisis? Do you thrive under pressure? Do you naturally rush towards crises while others run away? Perhaps serving as a chaplain in your community would be a good use of your time, talent, and resources.

Trainings from Chaplain Resource Network are appropriate for those who seek to understand chaplaincy and develop chaplain programs to support and serve law enforcement, government, health and service agencies, municipalities, businesses in the marketplace, non-profit organizations, and faith communities.

Are you interested in creating or expanding a chaplain program in your area? Chaplain Resource Network can present chaplaincy seminars for local churches, government agencies, law enforcement and first responders, businesses, and community organizations. Connect with Trish to see how she can help you establish a chaplaincy presence in your community or organization.

“I had no one to talk to. It’s rough when you are supposed to be the strong one with all the answers. I had nothing. Thanks for being there.”

– Law Enforcement Officer

“I don’t know about this God you talk about but you are the first ‘religious’ person I’ve known that didn’t try to ‘convert’ me.” 

– Law Enforcement Officer

“Thanks for showing up. These are my guys-I couldn’t pull it together. Thanks for having my back.”

Law Enforcement Chaplain

“This chaplain training was amazing. I think we need this in our community. Maybe I will be the first.”

– Training participant

“Thanks for taking the time to speak with me about chaplaincy. I think this is the direction I want to go when I retire.”

– Training participant

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The Lemon Test

Chaplaincy is protected under the Lemon vs. Kurtzman ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States of America. It is considered a necessary function of government to care for the holistic mind, body, and spirit of its citizenry. Chaplaincy is not a function that forms religion; therefore, it is protected under this law. The Lemon test was formulated by Chief Justice Warren Burger. The court in Lemon v. Kurtzman ruled three requirements for government concerning religion, they are:

1. The government’s action must have a secular legislative purpose. (Such as a Chaplain providing crisis response or humanitarian aid for mind, body, and spirit during times of crisis.)

2. The government’s action must not have the primary effect of either advancing or inhibiting religion. (Such as a Chaplain providing aid to people of all faith backgrounds and refusing to solicit members for a specific religion or faith organization.)

3. The government’s action must not result in an “excessive government entanglement” with religion. (Such as a Chaplain providing temporary crisis response services to people in need of humanitarian aid for mind, body, and spirit outside the confines of a church or faith organization.)

Did you know that there were full time paid Chaplains appointed to the very first Continental Congress in 1737? Chaplains have faithfully served the federal government, all branches of the military, and both houses of congress for over 280 years.