Various, United States | Full-time | Partially remote
For 68 years TFC Global has seen how chaplaincy changes everything.
Marriages. Families. Workplaces. Communities. Everything.
A TFC Global chaplain coaches associates under their care on how to offer spiritual, mental, and physical relief to men and women who are often away from home for weeks at a time. They build bridges to the nation’s commercial workforce by integrating spiritual, emotional, and physical care.
We totally equip you.
We provide you with proven strategies that increase your ability to succeed as a chaplain.
Chaplains are part of an international movement to help TFC Global around the globe create a ministry of presence to the trucking community.
“Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well-doing!”
― John Wesley
Chaplains are called to recruit, train, develop and shepherd associates. Not sure if you are called? Start with applying or chatting with us and we will walk with you through the discernment process.
Chaplains build relationships. They genuinely care for and encourage associates and their families. Chaplains are part of a team where they receive encouragement and support from their district managers and the TFC Global Chaplain Support Center. Prayer support is a constant.
Chaplains are self-funded. They take a step of faith. Like missionaries, they raise whatever funding needed using the training which is provided by TFC Global. (They keep their “day job” until they have half of their funding in place.)
You are considered an employee of TFC Global once you have reached ½ of your budget requirement officially working part-time, three eight-hour days per week as a chaplain. Financial partners will give by check, bank transfer, or credit card. Gifts go directly to TFC Global designated for your budget. Your name cannot be on the gift. The designated gifts go into the TFC Global account allocated as your location’s (FaithLife Center) account and are used for your payroll, payroll expenses and for the reimbursement of ministry expenses such as travel. You are given one year to complete the funding process. At the end of one year, there will be a performance review and an evaluation of your position with TFC Global.
Your target budget to be fully funded is given to you during your training and orientation period. If your budget is only half-funded, you will not be officially full-time or able to draw full pay as outlined in your budget.
TFC Global provides the giving receipts for donors; you will send the thank-yous and ministry updates.
You are paid twice a month by direct deposit (1st and 15th). Once each month you submit all receipts for ministry expenses and receive reimbursement for those expenses provided your account is running a positive balance. If you are claiming a housing allowance, some of these expenses are covered under that allowance and cannot be reimbursed.
Chaplains are growing. They maintain a spiritual life that reflects a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. They are members in good-standing in their local church. If married, the spouse is in agreement with the calling to this position.
Chaplains are well-trained. They become chaplaincy experts because of the extensive training and support provided by TFC Global.
Chaplains work from where they live as well as at their assigned location (FaithLife Center). (Most serve full-time. Some are part-time.)
Chaplains will be working in a FaithLife Center trailer or an office at a truck stop. A laptop and printer/scanner will be part of the initial budgeting for your location. This equipment will be provided from the IO. A TFC Global email address and access to our employee portal on our website will be provided also.
- Has 3+ years in a leadership position with a ministry, business or other organization.
- Has a passion for ministry to the trucking community and chaplaincy-related experience
- Has high Biblical standards of leadership, integrity, morality and faithfulness.
- Is known for having a humble and teachable spirit.
- Can demonstrate a working knowledge of the Bible; makes Biblically-based decisions a priority.
- Is willing to focus on essentials and not emphasize or champion points of theology outside our Statement of Faith; is sensitive to denominational differences.
- Is an independent thinker who also values collective IQ and collaboration with others.
- Has excellent oral and written communication skills and an engaging communication style.
- Has a professional presence and poise; conveys credibility and commands attention.
- Is able to demonstrate accountability and has an inherent drive to meet or exceed goals; knows how to manage a budget.
- Can satisfy a background check and provide 3 references (pastor, spouse (if married), and professional).
- Has reviewed and agrees to abide by TFC Global’s Statement of Faith and guiding principles.
- Has a valid driver’s license (copy on file) and car insurance (copy of proof of insurance on file).
Frequently Asked Questions
What training do you offer new chaplains?
Think of your training as getting a master’s degree in chaplaincy over two intense, but rewarding, events followed by ongoing training and development.
We know you bring a wealth of professional and personal experience to a career in Men’s Ministry, Corporate. Manufacturing. Pastoral. Sales. Marketing. Leadership. You name it. We then add our 68 years of successful Chaplaincy Ministry.
You will START with 3 training events.
- Sharing Hope in Crisis online course is a mandatory requirement to be completed before attending the Chaplaincy Training Institute. The course cost is $50. Payment is received at the International Office, then course registration is sent to the chaplain.
- TFC Global “live” training: Chaplaincy Training Institute is two days in duration (depending on the format) and teaches new chaplains about the Chaplains International model. As a student, you will explore the theoretical, operational components of chaplaincy while learning from experienced chaplains with real-world experience. Learn the basics of Christian counseling while learning how to read body language (para-linguistic communication) that can reveal what a person is really thinking in times of despair. A thorough understanding of the model is essential to the work of a chaplain.
- Faith Partner Development (FPD) training is a mandatory time that includes the strategies, methods, and tactics that allow the chaplain to effectively raise the funds needed to support his ministry. The training also addresses the importance of cultivating the relationships he has with his team of ministry partners and provides various ways in which that can be accomplished. If married, wives are expected to attend a portion of this training. They appreciate having the opportunity to be a part of this initiative and learning more about our vision, mission and so much more. “As the wife goes, so goes the chaplain.”
How is the position funded?
- TFC Global chaplains have successfully funded their careers in chaplaincy. So can you. In most cases, the salary will be similar to industry standards for this type of position. It takes a step of faith and trusting that God will provide – just as His word promises.
- Faith Partner Development (FPD) training teaches the new chaplain how to raise the funds needed to support the ministry budget. The budget includes his salary (the amount needed to sustain household expenses), tithe, social security, benefit options, ministry expenses, and more.
- Each chaplain’s budget is standardized based on TFC Global’s salary program.
- TFC Global uses a “missions-based” model similar to CRU, Navigators, and other international ministries – that is, inviting individuals to participate as a financial faith partner of TFC Global.
- While at Faith Partner Development training, a chaplain learns more about who these potential faith partners might be, how to approach them, cast the vision, and extend an invitation for them to join his team. Because new chaplains are advised to keep their “day job” until 50% of their funding is in place, the Faith Partner Development process is pursued in addition to the chaplain’s other responsibilities. It takes an average of 6 months to complete the initial funding initiative.
What is the first step?
- The process begins when you visit our website, go to the employment section, read through the information, and complete the application with your electronic signature. Doing so provides us with your level of interest. An application does not mean you are making a commitment. It is simply an application.
- With background and reference checks, interviews, and other steps in the process, you’ll have plenty of time to continue to bathe your decision in prayer.
How do I know if I’m being called?
- Every chaplain wrestles with this question. It’s a process.
- Discernment takes time, counsel, prayer, faith, and a willingness to look at your journey from a 35,000-foot view.
- Consider the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Every Christian is part of the body of Christ. Fulfilling one’s role as part of the body – no matter what that role is – means ministering to others.
- Take a fresh look into your heart. (Jeremiah 17:9). Imperfect Christians are still the fragrance of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15) no matter where they serve or what their story looked like in the past. You can be light and salt and “do ministry” outside the church or in a secular job just as well as you can within the church or in a distinctly Christian vocation.
- Consider your gifts and strengths. We’ll help you see if they fit with the chaplain position.
- Consider your experience. God prepares all of us before launching us into a new calling. Chances are if you are reading this, there are things in your story that God can use to contribute to your work as a chaplain?
- Seek counsel. Others can often see strengths and weaknesses in us that we cannot. It is helpful to receive input from trusted, Godly friends. Proverbs 11:14 tells us “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.” Also, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22).
- Believe. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11).
- If God is calling you to this, then know that He will provide everything that is needed and will do so in His timing. His plans for you will be perfect.
- When determining whether you are called to TFC Global, consider what it will entail. Be courageous, and trust God.
- It is important to keep moving. We sometimes refuse to move until we are certain of the call. But it is easier to redirect something already in motion than to get something moving.
- When we step out in faith – even if our step is not quite in the right direction – God is faithful to guide us.
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