Volume 22
Number 5
The Forum issue of Association of Professional Chaplains

BCCI News & Updates August 2020

Certification Interviews – APC has recently completed 82 Chaplaincy Certification Interviews via virtual/remote service.  These certification committee meetings were previously scheduled to take place in regional locations but were postponed and rescheduled to take place online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Initial feedback from these interviews has been largely positive and APC staff will be reviewing candidate and committee feedback to refine the process going forward.
Certification Applications – APC has to-date received more than 260 applications for certification for the July 31 ,2020 deadline.  Due to delays in the U.S. postal service we are expecting more applications that have been post-dated prior to the application deadline.  We ask for patience as our team reviews each of these applications.

Newly Certified Celebration – Early in July, APC sent newly certified chaplains their certificates along with an invitation to participate in a virtual celebration to be held as part of the APC Annual Membership Meeting.  Unfortunately, due to delays in the postage service, many of these certificates did not arrive until just recently and ome may still be on their way to them.  Good News – There is still time to send us your photos. Click on the full story to learn more.


A Message from APC President… August 2020

APC President Joseph Perez MDiv BCC Dear APC Friends and Colleagues, We continue to journey through life in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, social unrest and injustice, and the […]

APC News & Updates August 2020

Please read some important news from APC regarding: – APC Annual Membership Meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:00pm Central time– The Association of Professional Chaplains 2018-19 Annual Report– Updating your APC […]

Healing America

by Rev. Inetta Reddell MBE MACS MDiv BCC When I reflect on all the turmoil and defacing of historical monuments, I cannot say I agree with eradicating history. Destroying Confederate statues is not […]

APC Adds New Member Benefits

Dear Members, APC recently added the Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling to our expanding list of member benefits but our new partnership with The Journal of Pastoral Care Publications (JPCP) brings […]

CSU’s “Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy” August 2020

Next Cohort Begins September 2, 2020 California State University in conjunction with Association of Professional Chaplains is now accepting registrations for several cohorts for their course “Essentials of Palliative Care […]

Resource Reviews for August 2020:

The Way of the Hermit: Interfaith Encounters in Silence and PrayerMario I. Aguilar (Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017, 208 pages, softcover, Kindle) Aguilar’s book is an introduction and invitation to […]