Senior Chaplain

We deeply care about our Crew and their spiritual and emotional well-being. We are so grateful for this team of Chaplains, who support Crew in the best and most difficult times, while reminding us of the life we have in Jesus.




Min. 2 Years




Min. 2 Years

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About this Role

As Senior Chaplain, you will set a vision for spiritual development while you encourage and equip Crew to fulfill their calling, first to God, and then within Mercy Ships.

The Senior Chaplain leads a diverse team of Chaplains in their aim to provide spiritual and moral guidance to all Crew members. You will creatively minister in multi-cultural, multi-denominational settings while also providing a safe, and confidential harbor for the Crew to share their burdens

What You Will Contribute

• Lead your team in meeting the diverse worship and observance practices in our community of faith

• Encourage and lead in prayer, intercessions, and discipleship

• Lead, host, and/or facilitate small groups

• Identify, train, and release spiritual giftings in Crew members to increase ministry within the community onboard

• Teach and assign teachings in Community Gatherings and Sunday night services

• Serve as a listener and encourager to the Crew onboard. You will also be available to Crew for coaching or relational counseling

• Be sensitive to people, listen and encourage; should be one who is known and trusted by others

• Provide counsel/mentorship for those in spiritual need and comfort the bereaved

• Provide critical incident stress debriefing for individuals and teams

• Connect with, visit, and keep up with any Crew who are seriously ill

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• To be a mature individual who has recognized pastoral gifting

• Two or more years of professional ministry experience preferred

• Ability to lead a culturally and denominationally diverse team.

• A Master’s level of education in Christian ministry or equivalent, or four years minimum related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience

• Must have traveled internationally for at least two years and/or have extensive experience living in a multicultural Christian community

• Ability and comfortable to minister effectively in a multi-denominational setting

• Flexibility and creativity in methods of ministering to the multi-national, multi-cultural Crew

Full job description available upon request.