Become an Associate Chaplain
Apply to Become an Associate Chaplain
To receive an invitation to become an Associate Chaplain at LMC, fill out the information on the application form and mail it to us.
Send Completed Applications to:
2720 Sunset Boulevard
West Columbia, SC 29169
Department of Pastoral Care
An Invitation to Serve
We invite you to join in the fellowship of more than 70 Associate Chaplains who have responded to the call to service and the commitment to care for people in the LMC Health Services District.
How Associate Chaplains Help
We show respect for persons of all faiths with chaplains from a variety of denominations to ensure that we may help anyone during a time of need. The LMC Associate Chaplain program has a long and distinguished history of volunteer professional service, serving patients, families and employees by:
- Making initial contact with new patients.
- Following up with visits to listen, comfort, pray and administer sacraments as needed or requested.
- Being available for “crisis” ministry at any time.
Associate Chaplain Benefits
In addition to the satisfaction of offering spiritual support to patients, families and staff members, Associate Chaplains receive:
- Specialized training
- Annual Health Screening — including a PSA for men over 50; mammogram screening per Breast Center guidelines and Pap smear for women
- Annual tuberculin test (required)
- Discounted movie tickets, zoo and amusement park discounts
- Use of the Community Health Information Library
- Hepatitis B vaccine
- Influenza immunization each year
- One meal allowance in our cafeteria for each shift of service
- Monthly luncheon
Qualifications for Service
- Ordination/official recognition as a spiritual leader
- Ability to relate with a caring spirit to others in an ecumenical setting
- College/Seminary/Theological Education/Clinical Pastoral Education or similar training
- Experience in ministering to persons in an institutional setting
- Commitment to be “on call” a minimum of eight hours each month
- Completion of Lexington Medical Center health and safety requirements
- Willingness to undergo a 120-day probationary period