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The Dayspring International Leadership Network

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Chaplaincy is a specialized ministry; ministers serve not in a church, nor in a congregation, but to the public at large.  We are there to listen, care, and respond in an appropriate biblical manner, for such is the true nature of the chaplaincy.  We are committed to seeking the will of  God in our lives and in our faithful dedication to the service of Jesus Christ. We are united together to constantly renew our commitment to  a  deeper understanding of  serving  those in need.  We adhere to, cleave to, trust to have faith in, and rely on the Lord Jesus Christ for all guidance in responding to the needs of those we serve.

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Membership with the Dayspring Chaplaincy attests to both competence and endorsement for the chaplain ministry. Membership is for Christian ministers who are in agreement with our affirmation of faith and ethical statement. Our mission is to maintain an association for chaplains and to establish guidelines in the practice of this specialized ministry. The standards we have developed help to ensure truly faithful and effective Christian chaplains 

 

Chaplains minister in the name of our Lord and our church outside the church walls. They can be found in war zones, on military bases, at crime scenes, in a factory, in the homes of the dying, in surgery, the delivery room, and in the intensive care unit. Chaplains are pastors who are specially trained to minister to those who are in stressful or crisis situations. The training includes addressing spiritual issues that impact life and health, relationship counseling, building coping skills, issues on death and dying, grief, and many other areas of special needs. They are trained to use these skills with individuals and groups, which make chaplains excellent resource people for congregations experiencing crisis or grief.

 

With the increased use of technology and the decline in face-to-face interactions and communication, the work of the chaplain to be present in a one on one interaction will become more and more important. Chaplains will continue to offer the personal touch of Christ and the Church to a hurting world beyond the church walls. Research continues to show that those who receive pastoral care recover more quickly and have better resiliency. The need for chaplains continues to grow.

 

The Chaplain and Pastoral Counseling Ministry of the American Association of Christian Therapists supports chaplains and pastoral counselors working within the a private counseling ministry and ministers in a congregation or working independantly. Under the coordination of the Dayspring International leadership Network, the department organizes retreats, workshops, and courses, as well as posting pertinent articles and web links on the AACT web page.  Personal consultation by phone and e-mail is available for those seeking more specific, situational guidance as they practice in the fields of mental health and pastoral care.

 

Because ministry takes place in a complex, pluralistic world, the Dayspring International Leadership Network provides clear guidelines to help chaplains and pastoral counselors adhere to conservative, Orthodox teaching, spirituality, and healing traditions, while also knowing when and how to incorporate scientifically sound clinical interventions.

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Some thoughts about Chaplaincy by Captain Dr. Gary Barkman

 

I write to offer you an introduction to the ministry of chaplaincy with the DILN, either as a career path in full-time chaplain role, or in addition to other forms of ministry. Students will consider a theological basis for chaplaincy and learn the history of chaplaincy in the United States of America. Students will be introduced to the many places chaplains serve and understand the requirements for becoming a chaplain. Denominational endorsement for chaplaincy service requires theological education and experience commensurate for the ministry context.  The course(s) you will take provide an overview of the nature and history of chaplaincy ministry, including the chaplaincy’s identity, purpose, and ethical and legal parameters. You will examine the Biblical and Theological foundations of a ministry of presence, which often comprises the core of chaplaincy ministry.

 

You also will study the various types of chaplaincy ministry and explore their commonalities, distinctives, and expectations. Additionally, the course(s) will develop a professional comprehensive range of biblical-theological knowledge, skills and abilities for ministry leadership in Chaplaincy. Supplemental areas of expertise will be introduced at a basic level focusing on specialized skills in pastoral, caregiver and emotional/spiritual support for a Chaplain. The emphasis is to develop a basic understanding of how chaplaincy has the opportunity to impact organizations with the Gospel message in military, institutional and organizational communities.

 

Sincerely, For the saving of souls at any cost

 

Captain, Gary W. Barkman, Ph.D., D.C.C., Th.D., D.Min.

 

YOU WILL HAVE YOUR OWN UNIQUE BADGE NUMBER
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CAPTAIN, DR. BARKMAN'S BADGE NUMBER IS 101

Ministerial Credentials

Requirements to become a Dayspring Chaplain as a licensed minister:

 

You must have a background check completed by your local police department.  The report must be forwarded to the Dayspring Headquarters with your member application

 

You must have your fingerprints on file with Dayspring Chaplains. (this is a federal requirement).

 

You must complete the Dayspring Chaplain Certification program or have the equivalent in previous education.

 

You must have three letters of recommendation from your Pastor, denomination or Church group, and another minister that knows you well.

 

Requirements to become a Dayspring Chaplain as an ordained minister:

 

You must have a background check completed by your local police department.  The report must be forwarded to the Dayspring Headquarters with your member application

 

You must have your fingerprints on file with Dayspring Chaplains. (this is a federal requirement).

 

You must complete the Dayspring Chaplain Certification program or have the equivalent in previous education.

 

You must have served as a Licensed Chaplain for a minimum of two (2) years. (This requirement can be waived if you are already an ordained minister with a recognized denomination or Church Group.

 

You must have three letters of recommendation from your Pastor, denomination or Church group, and another minister that knows you well.


Certification and License as a Dayspring Chaplain


 

Certification or license is given after completion of the Dayspring Christian Study Program.  The level of certification or license is based upon your level of education or for time in Ministry. Degrees in Theology, Christian Counseling, Psychology B.M., or other related field are considered.  A secular degree can be submitted for approval on a one by one basis.

 

No Ministerial or leadership degree:  Certified Christian Chaplain; Sargent

 

Associate’s Degree:  Certified Christian Chaplain; Petty Officer

 

Bachelor’s Degree: Advanced Christian Chaplain (certified Chaplain); Lieutenant

 

Master’s Degree: Licensed Christian Chaplain; Lieutenant Commander

 

Doctoral Degree: Licensed Christian Chaplain Diplomate; Lieutenant Commander / Commander

From left to right the rank is 1. Sargent
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2. Petty officer 3. Leutenant 4. Lt. Commander 5. Commander 6. Captain 7. Captain of the Ship



Rank of Chaplains

 

When you are brought into the ranks of Dayspring Chaplains a rank will be given.  The level of Rank you receive will be based on your experience and/or your education.  Rank will also be earned through years of service and exceptional dedications to the ministry as a Chaplain. Rank can also be earned as a Dayspring Chaplain for various volunteer posts within the Dayspring International Leadership Network (DILN). Rank within the DILN shows maturity, dedication and excellence as a proven Christian Chaplain within our association.

 

No College or Bible School, 5 years or less of Ministerial Experience (certified only)  Sargent  SA

 

Five Years or more Experience or Associate Degree (Certified only) 

Petty Officer PO

 

Eight to twelve years experience or Bachelor’s Degree       

Lieutenant LT

 

Ten Years plus experience or Master’s Doctoral Degree

Lieutenant Commander LCDR

 

Fifteen years Experience or Doctoral or Ph.D. Degree

Commander CDR

 

Head of Dayspring Chaplains

CAPTAIN CAPT

 

THE DAYSPRING AMONG US

CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP  CAPTSHIP

 

Annual Renewal Fee to maintain your membership and certification or license as a Dayspring Chaplain is $50.00 in The United States, Canada and England.  The fee is only $35.00 for persons in Africa, India, South and Central America, and the Islands of the sea throughout the world.

The Dayspring Chaplain Certificate Program

 

Program Prerequisite: None

 

Graduation Requirements:  To successfully complete the course of study with a “B” average or better.

 

NO APPLICATION FEE FOR DCU CONNECTED STUDY

 

Tuition for DCU related study, $69.00 per credit hour. Course is 6 hours credit to complete. Total:  $359.00. 

 

Graduation for DCU related study: $95.00.  Paying this fee allows you to graduate with either of our two large graduation ceremonies.  One is at Ft. Lauderdale, Florida the Sunday after Father’s day.  The other is in Dallas, usually the first weekend in June.

 

Total program if you have no previous training AND IF YOU PAY FOR PROGRAM AND GRADUATION AT THE SAME TIME is only $395.00. If you have previous training.  Turn in a transcript with your application and we will make an individual proposal for you.

 

Certification or license to become a Dayspring Chaplain is only $169.00 if you need no refresher study.  If you take the above program your cost for certification or license is only $69.00.

 

You will be working with a syllabus and an assigned professor from Dayspring Christian University.  Below is some info on the study.

 

1. Course Description:

 

This course provides an overview of the nature and history of chaplaincy ministry,

including the chaplaincy’s identity, purpose, and ethical and legal parameters. You will

examine the biblical and theological foundations of a ministry of presence, which often

comprises the core of chaplaincy ministry.

 

You also will study the various types of chaplaincy ministry and explore their commonalities, distinctives, and expectations.  Additionally, the course will develop a professional comprehensive range of biblical theological knowledge, skills and abilities for ministry leadership in Chaplaincy.

 

Supplemental areas of expertise will be introduced at a basic level focusing on specialized

skills in pastoral, caregiver and emotional/spiritual support for a Chaplain. The emphasis is

to develop a basic understanding of how chaplaincy has the opportunity to impact

organizations with the Gospel message in military, institutional and organizational

communities.

 

2. Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course each student will be able to…

 

1. Logically communicate a Christ centered theology of Chaplaincy based on Biblicaltheological

principles.

2. Clearly articulate the nature of Chaplaincy ministry with respect to its origin (History),

identity, and purpose.

3. DEFINE Calling, Nature, Character of Chaplaincy, Chaplains as Ministry

Professionals, Ministry of Presence, Servant Leadership and Visionary Leadership

4. DEFINE and EXPALAIN Pastoral Care in Chaplaincy

5. KNOW and EXPLAIN the Constitutional and Legal Mandates Governing Chaplaincy.

6. DEFINE and KNOW the Code of Ethics for Chaplains

7. DEFINE and EXPLAIN the Chaplain as the Moral Conscience of the Institution or Organization.

8. DEFINE Chaplain Misconduct, Personal Boundaries, and Safety Issues.

9. IDENTIFY, DEFINE, DESCRIBE and UNDERSTAND the 8 areas of Chaplaincy as it pertains to Culture, Customs, Ethos, and Setting, Education and Training Requirements, Placement and Assignments, Special Duties, Ministry Functions and Tasks, Credentials and Certifications, as well as the Unique Factors pertinent to this Chaplaincy setting. MIN 6130 Introduction to Chaplaincy [Winter Intensive, January 2014] - 2

(i.e., Volunteer Chaplains, White Collar vs. Blue Collar Workers and Corporations vs.

Unions).

            10. NAME and DESCRIBE the Professional Chaplaincy Organizations associated with the 8 areas of Chaplaincy.

 

3. Required Course Textbooks:

 

1. Purves, Andrew. Reconstructing Pastoral Theology, A Christological Foundation.

Westminster John Knox Press, 2004.

2. Crick, Robert. Outside the Gates: The Need for Theology, History, and Practice of

Chaplaincy Ministries. Higherlife Publishing, 2011.

3. Woodard, Wit. Ministry of Presence: Biblical Insight on Christian Chaplaincy. Faithful Life Publishers, 2011.

4. Paget, Naomi K. and McCormack, Janet R. The Work of the Chaplain. Judson Press, 2006.

5. Boa, Kenneth, Buzzell, Sid, and Perkins, Bill. Handbook To Leadership: Leadership in the Image of God. Trinity House Publishers, Inc., 2007.

 

Certificates and Certification

 

When you complete your course of study you will receive an 8.5x11 certificate of completion from Dayspring Christian University.  You will also receive a certificate showing your level of certification granted, based upon the academic ministerial education of the student.  The levels are:

 

  1. No Ministerial or leadership degree:  Certified Christian Chaplain; Sargent

  2. Associate’s Degree:  Certified Christian Chaplain; Petty Officer

  3. Bachelor’s Degree: Advanced Christian Chaplain (certified Chaplain); Lieutenant

  4. Master’s Degree: Licensed Christian Chaplain; Lieutenant Commander

  5. Doctoral Degree: Licensed Christian Chaplain Diplomate; Lieutenant Commander / Commander

     

    The credits you earn under the Chaplain’s training may be tranfered to any school in the DCU/AACT Consortium of schools.

     

    When you send in your application with your study fee we will send to you a syllabus so that you may begin your work.  You will need to purchase the 5 books and consult with the appointed professor.

     

    If you pay the entirety of your fee up front you may take a SPECIAL discount, making your payment only $309.00. 

Dayspring International Leadership Network

 

P. O. Box 3634 | Brookhaven, MS  39603-7634

Phone: 601.833.4559 | Mobile: 601.320.4171

Website: aact1995.com | E-Mail: dayspringchristianuniversity@yahoo.com

 

Application for Membership

 

Date: ________________________

Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Address:____________________________________________________________________________________

City: _________________________________________________ State: _________ Zip Code:________________

Home Phone (______)_____________________ Business Phone (_____)_________________________________

Email: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Date of Birth: __________________________________________________ Age: ________ Sex: ______________

SSN: ________________________________

Marital Status: Single Married Divorced Widow(er) Remarried

Hair Color: __________________ Eye Color: ______________ Height: _______________ Weight:____________

Veteran: Yes No

Present Occupation: ____________________________________________________________________________

Are you credentialed for ministry? _________________________________________________________________

Level: Licensed Ordained

If so, what Church or Denomination? ______________________________________________________________

 

Education

 Please list all education

Credits

 

Diploma/degree

Year Graduated

School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please send all transcripts and photocopies if degrees earned with your application

 

DILN (Dayspring Chaplaincy) Membership Requirements

1. Article 10 of the Evangelical Christian Church Constitution and By-Laws state, “A requirement for a member is a born-again experience.” Have you received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?

Place: ______________________________________________________ Date: __________________________

 

DILN Membership Application

2. Three letters of reference from people you know your Christian experience.

3. A fingerprint card and clearance letter from local Police, Sheriff or FBI.

4. Two (2) passport size photos. (1 ” x 1 ” or smaller)

5. Please provide a short resume detailing your conversion to Christ, your call to ministry and ministerial experience.

6. Initial DILN (Dayspring) Membership is $169.00 (This includes first year membership dues, cost of membership certificate, Chaplain’ License and photo ID Card. Yearly dues thereafter are only $50.00 per year, due January 1.)

Note: Should you not be accepted, all fees will be returned.

 

 

 

 

Dayspring International Leadership Network

 

P. O. Box 3634 | Brookhaven, MS  39603-7634

Phone: 601.833.4559 | Mobile: 601.320.4171

Website: aact1995.com | E-Mail: dayspringchristianuniversity@yahoo.com

 

 

 

Application for Enrollment

 

Date: ________________________

Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________________________________

City: _________________________________________________ State: _________ Zip Code:________________

Home Phone (______)__________________________ Business Phone (_____)____________________________

Email: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Date of Birth: __________________________________________________ Age: ________ Sex: ______________

SSN: ________________________________

Marital Status: ___________________________ Home Phone: (______)__________________________

E-Mail: ______________________________________________________________________________

 

Please provide a short resume of ministerial experience and academic history,along with a recent photo. We will also need transcripts of all degrees orcredits awarded from other educational institutions.

 

Financial Information

I have enclosed full payment ($359.00)  YES [  ] + NO [  ]

If you pay the entirety of your fee up front you may take a discount, making your payment only $309.00.  Or you may make a $159.00 down payment and 3 payments of $50.00. I would like to use the payment plan.  YES [  ] + NO [  ].

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I have enclosed a check or money order for: _______________________________________________

(Make payable to: BLCS/NCI Credentials will be forwarded after check clears)

 

Please charge the amount to my MasterCard VISA

Card # _______________________________________________________________________________

Expiration Date: ___________________________________ CCV: _______________________________

Authorizing Signature: __________________________________________________________________

 

You can also go to this website at: http://www.aact1995.com/index.html scroll down and pay with paypal or your credit or debit card. The AACT takes payments for the Chaplain’s program and for the Dayspring Christian University.  Or you may call Dwana at 601-833-4559 and she will assist you

 

 

 

Mail to: Dayspring International Leadership Network

Dayspring Christian University

P. O. Box 3634

Brookhaven, MS  39603

Fax to: (877.736.4841 (using credit card only))

 

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