The Chaplain’s Covenant

I do solemnly affirm by the One who is Creator and Sustainer of life:

That I will be faithful to my calling, the profession of chaplaincy;

That I will respect the religious and spiritual traditions of my patients, colleagues, and neighbors, as well as my own;

That I will lead my life and practice the art of ministry in an honorable and ethical manner;

That into whatsoever circumstance I shall enter, it shall be for the well-being of the people entrusted to my care;

That I will utilize the authority of the pastoral office for the purpose of furthering the unfolding work of God, providing opportunity for all to receive the welcome afforded by grace;

That I will respect the confidentiality of those who put their trust in me;

That I will promote peace among all people valuing our diverse gifts and celebrating our common origins;

With the One who is Creator and Sustainer of life and with my colleagues in the profession of chaplaincy, I solemnly and freely make this covenant.
So be it.

Greg Perry BCC, 1996