Chaplaincy & Specialized Ministries

The National Network of American Baptist Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors Clergy and Specialized Ministers is a professional support and networking organization developed and sponsored by American Baptist Home Mission Societies.  In order to encourage local networking and support, the association is divided into nine networks, coordinated by a liaison.

Membership in the network is open to all American Baptist chaplains, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors and specialized ministers—board certified or non-certified—who support our mission. All specialized ministry professionals are welcome. 

For more information, please contact Rev. Dr. Patricia Murphy


Join the network

Join today for networking, collegiality and resources. Membership is also available to those wanting to support chaplains, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors and other clergy in non-traditional settings.

COVID related resources

A chaplain can help alleviate the inhumane pain caused by COVID-19 and other life challenges by being informed and empowered to know and understand how COVID-19 and trauma generally impact the lives of those the chaplain is serving.