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November 2016 Vol. 18 No. 7




Continuing the Journey of Leading and Collaborating
By APC President Kimberly Murman MDiv MBA BCC
 
Nov. 1 represents the start of a new fiscal and programmatic year for APCTM. As your new president, I am honored to represent our association. There is no stronger organization representing professional chaplaincy than the Association of Professional Chaplains, with its affiliate, the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. APCTM represents more than 5,400 professional chaplains serving primarily in health care, as well as in military and other specialized settings across the United States and beyond... Read More

A Thanksgiving Invitation
By Rev. Ronald C. Oliver PhD BCC
                 
As the calendar turns from October to November, our journey turns us toward Thanksgiving. The history of our late November holiday holds in it a dual theme of hardship and thanksgiving. It is believed that early settlers gathered in their communities to give thanks even while their future and hopes were held captive to wrenching uncertainties. Some years later... Read More
 
Reflections on the Certification Committee Meeting in Dallas
By Joseph F. Perez MDiv BCC
 
I recently participated in Area 9 BCCI Certification interviews in Dallas on Sept. 24. Twenty five candidates sat before committees that day and I would like to share my reflections from that experience. In orientation, the committee members were reminded that all the candidates meeting... Read More
 
News
APC™ Announces the 2016-17 Board of Directors
APC™ has announced elections and appointments to its board of directors, effective Nov. 1.  
President: Rev. Kimberly Murman MDiv MBA BCC has been named president. Rev. Murman is the Spiritual Care ACPE senior manager for Banner Desert Medical Center and... Read More

APC™ Annual Conference Heads to Houston in June
By Rev. Brian Hughes MDiv MS BCC
 
As the year closes, we begin to think about all of the continuing education that we have been able to complete over the past 12 months. If you are anything like me, you are often scrambling right about now, making sure your hours add up and fit the correct ... Read More

Share Your Stories – Write for APC™ Forum
APC™ is always looking for contributors and story ideas for APCTMForum: News and Ideas in Chaplaincy Care. Articles range from 500-1,000 words and our Editorial Board is available to answer your questions along the way. We also give you plenty of time to complete the article (typically two months) and... Read More 

Call for Volunteers for APC™ Committees & State Positions
APC™ is committed to providing you with opportunities to meet new people and actively participate in your organization. We’re looking for volunteers with enthusiasm and diverse perspectives.In exchange for your time and support, you will develop leadership skills that will benefit you... Read More

Still need CE for 2016? Participate in APC™ Webinar Recordings
Education is a vital component in encouraging excellence in the pastoral ministry carried out by chaplains in varied institutional settings. There are more than 20 pre-recorded webinars you can... Read More

Call for Chaplains’ Case Studies for Health and Social Care Chaplaincy
A special edition of Health and Social Care Chaplaincy (issue 5.2: 2017), focusing on chaplains’ case studies, is to be guest edited by Professor George Fitchett (US) and Rev. Dr. Steve Nolan (UK), who together edited Spiritual Care in Practice: Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015). The editors invite proposals for case studies from any health and/or social care setting, including... Read More


Ideas
Resource Reviews for Continuing Education and Reference October 2016
A Play-Full Life: Slowing Down & Seeking Peace by Jaco J. Hamman 

God & The Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science & Spirituality by Daniel C. Matt 
 
The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling by Stephen Cope... Read More





 

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APCTM extends our sympathy to the family and friends of members who have died. Memorials are listed on the website in alphabetical order by last name.

Chaplain Elvin “Cy” Thayne Eberhart 
Donald B. Krause 
Chaplain Austin Leo Ingram
John R. Saeger
Justus P. Selph
Rev. Edward A. "Eddie" Ullrich

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