Disaster Response

Rock Community Chaplain

Rock Community Chaplains is a ministry to offer care to community members and/or to the chaplain's workplace co-workers and their families who may have personal and professional life challenges. This care is based on building caring relationships between chaplains and employees, providing a level of care and assistance that is not often experienced. All relationships are optional, permission-based and confidential, so the employee is in charge of the level of assistance provided and to what extent the services benefit.

The Rock Community Chaplains offer a variety of interventions for care in the workplace. Services may include confidential crisis intervention, group interventions for trauma follow-up, critical incident team specialists, stress management consultation, professional and personal care giving, referrals of other professional agencies, training and education for employees and supervisors, employee/community/faith relations and programs and special events scheduled in response to needs which arise in the workplace. Whatever the scope of each family's situation or concerns, Rock Community Chaplains have a network of qualified and caring outsource providers that are available for assistance. The Rock Community Chaplaincy commitment is to serve a minimum of 10 hours per month in service to an area of community need.

The purpose of the Rock Community Chaplaincy ministry is to recognize equipped and called men and women to fulfill their chaplaincy role during individual or community crises within the mission and vision focus of the Rock Church. This ministry is designed to provide appropriate and compassionate care to people affected by a traumatic situation. Chaplains will be sanctioned to serve in their place of employment and/or for the San Diego community at large.

Requirements and Commitments:

  • CISM Pastoral Crisis Intervention Level 1
  • Actively serving in your church
  • Serve a minimum of 10 hours per month to be recorded in a monthly report
  • Involved in a Rock Church Community Group or equivalency
  • Attend at least 2 team meetings annually (meetings will be scheduled quarterly)

Application Process:

  • Submit Application HERE 
  • Submit a formal ministry resume listing experience, training and related background information
  • Acquire a Rock Church ministry leader or pastoral letter of endorsement
  • Proved a 1/2 page summary of your mission and calling to this type of ministry.

Once we receive your completed application, you will be contacted by a Rock Church leadership member.

Approval Process:

  • Interview with someone from the Pastoral Support Team
  • Background check

Once Approved:

  • Invited to quarterly meetings
  • Fill out monthly reports
  • Order business cards

The Rock Community Chaplain ministry is a minimum two-year commitment that begins with a three-month trial (probation) period. There are non membership costs, however, chaplains will be expected to fulfill the Crisis Intervention classes through the Rock Church. Pastoral Crisis Intervention 1 is required.

RCC's are encouraged to continue to advance in their training and experience through the Rock Church opportunities, actively serving in their church, involved in a church Community Group or equivalency and needs to attend at least two team meetings annually.

Thank you for taking the time to apply to become a Rock Community Chaplain. We are delighted that you are interested in applying to be a member of this San Diego community ministry team. If you sense a call by God to make a real difference in individuals and their families during times of a crisis, please give prayerful consideration regarding your involvement. 

Apply HERE 

You can submit your completed application to:

The Rock Church Community Chaplaincy
2277 Rosecrans Street
San Diego, CA 92106
ATTN: Mickey Stonier

Or drop it off at the security desk in the lobby Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. On Sundays you can turn your completed application into the info desk during any of the services. For questions, please e-mail Gerrilyn Mattox at Gerrilyn.Mattox@sdrock.com

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