How do you become a sports chaplain?

Prerequisites of Applicants

To progress with your application we require that certain minimum criteria be met. We also require you to complete at least our Level 1 Training course prior to accreditation.

The following are the minimum criteria:

  • A clear sense of call to serve as a sports chaplain
  • Evidence of effective ministry with your local church
  • Endorsement by your local church regarding your suitability
  • Regular pastoral accountability and church attendance
  • An appreciation of the pastoral care needs of the sporting community and a capacity to respond to those needs
  • A commitment to promptly complete our Level 2 Training course (Certificate in Sports Chaplaincy)

If you are unsure of any prerequisites please contact our Membership Team.


From the Staff Blog

Posted June 17, 2019 by Rev Stephen Stubbings

Welcome to our new member portal for SCA!

We will be adding resources regularly, so please keep coming back to check what's available to help you with chaplaincy and connections across our network.

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