The International Executive Council (IEC) shall establish the office of Congregational Chaplaincy and shall appoint such Ordained Clergy to that office who are qualified to serve in the capacity of Congregational Chaplain.
Congregational Chaplains shall serve at the pleasure of the IEC.
The role of the Congregational Chaplain shall be similar to the role of any institutional or organizational chaplain in an interfaith, pluralistic environment, that is, to provide spiritual guidance, support, condolence, pastoral care and comfort and such other assistance as appropriate to members and friends of the Congregation, the larger faith community, and the community at-Large in times of need and distress.
Qualifications for appointment to this office, as a minimum, shall be:
- Ordained as Clergy by the Sacred Well Congregation.
- Master’s Degree or above from an institution of higher learning listed in the current American Council of Education (ACE) Accredited Institutions of Post- Secondary Education and with a substantial concentration of religious studies and a compatible field such as education, psychology, cultural anthropology, sociology or other similarly related discipline.
- At least one year of field experience as an organizational, institutional or military chaplain, or two years functional experience in a similar capacity under the direct supervision of the IEC.
Nothing in this Covenant shall preclude a Congregational Chaplain from serving concurrently as a chaplain in another organization, institution or military service.