History

Chaplaincy ministry in the Adventist Church began at Battle Creek College (ca.1875), and expanded shortly after into Battle Creek Sanitarium and other Adventist health care facilities.  World War II prompted a few Adventist ministers with vision to venture into the military services as chaplains.  Nearly one hundredRead more

Functions

The General Conference ACM Department performs the primary functions listed below for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists: Leadership, direction and oversight Operational and contingency assessment and planning Administration of the department, committees and chaplain associations Organizational structure, roles and staffing Budgeting and resources management ProfessionalRead more

Organization

Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries was established as a service of the General Conference in 1985 and became a department in 1995.  The Department is directed by a qualified ordained minister with chaplaincy experience.  The Director is assisted by an associate who is also an ordained minister with chaplaincyRead more

Leadership

Paul S. Anderson, DMin, MDiv, MEd, STM Director Email: paulanderson@nadadventist.org Paul S. Anderson serves as director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries–North American Division and the National Service Organization. His responsibilities include policy development, administration, endorsement, and certification of chaplains, as well chaplain training for the North American Division ForRead more

Mission

Promote Adventist chaplaincies throughout the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The ACM mission for NAD has four elements: To recruit qualified Adventist pastors as chaplains on college and university campuses, in community agencies, correctional institutions, health care facilities, military forces and the work place.   ToRead more

About Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries

The Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) Department serves as the ecclesiastical endorsing agency for the General Conference and North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  As the denomination’s liaison with ecclesiastical, government and professional organizations, ACM assists qualified Adventist clergy to transition from pastoral ministry into theRead more