"What does it mean to me to have the Chaplain program with Harris County?   Having the Chaplain program gives the Deputies on patrol another tool to use while on scenes. People have a tendency to open up to religion, where they might not to a uniformed officer. I’ve been on scenes where a complainant/witness, or even a suspect, will not say one word to me, but the second they see “CHAPLAIN” written on the back of a person’s polo, they tell everything they know and more. On top of the help Chaplains provide on scene, they help the Deputies, too. They provide guidance and advice to Deputies who are struggling because of personal matters or because of something they witnessed on a scene."   Dep. Christopher Mook

Training Course

Crisis Chaplaincy

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Tuition:  $175

Mission and Values

  • Introduction to Chaplaincy
  • The Nature and Definition of Crisis
  • The Principle of Trichotomy
  • Gauging Successful Crisis Intervention
  • Active and Reflective Listening
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Boundaries in Care Giving
  • Crisis and Spirituality
  • Stuck for the Right Words
  • Understanding Family Dynamics
  • Coping with Trauma and Grief
  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Chaplaincy and Social Media
  • Disasters & Mass Casualty Events
  • Law Enforcement Ride Along
  • Medical Examiner Death Notice to Families Training
  • Volunteer Oppportunities
  • Psychological First Aid (CEU Credit)

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Our mission is to unlock the potential of people through training and education to serve their communities as volunteer crisis chaplains.

We hold steadfast to the values of integrity, compassion, and love for our fellowman through practical acts of kindness.

  • A chaplain can serve as a neutral spiritual resource
  • A chaplain can help to bring healing to hurting souls by providing spiritual and emotional comfort, especially to those in crisis
  • A chaplain can serve in many environments such as hospitals, fire departments, law enforcement, hospices, educational institutions, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), prisons, disaster sites, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and motorcycle rallies

"It is with honor and appreciation I speak about the great team of volunteers that serve the members of the Harris County Sheriff's Office as well as the citizens of Harris County.  Their heart to serve is incredible and their passion to serve is unquenchable.  The Harris County Sheriffs Office is blessed by their service, dedication and commitment to excellence."   Sgt. Don Savell

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 5:00 pm.

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

PO Box 130823 Houston TX  77219 US



Crisis Chaplaincy of Texas

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(includes training manual, certificate of completion, badge, & lunch)

**PLEASE NOTE:  Background checks are required.  Applicants may not have anything  greater than a Class B Misdemeanor on record.**

Why A Chaplain?

Disclaimer:  Crisis Chaplaincy of Texas does not make any representations regarding the use of training models, or the reliance upon these models, for decision making purposes; and Crisis Chaplaincy of Texas will not he held liable for any damages, however suffered, flowing from the direct or indirect use of, or reliance upon these training models.

Bringing peace in the midst of crisis

We are recognized and exempt by the Texas Workforce Commission as an a-vocational training school and a 501c3 non-profit organization.