Do you ever get requests for campground chaplains? I am planning on retiring from my position as a DoD contractor (after 37 years in the Army) and becoming a campground chaplain. I was a pastor and Christian school principal for over 10 years. I will be working with Christian Resort Ministries and taking some training in September.
Do you ever get requests for chaplains? I will be self-supporting and am looking for a place for this coming fall.
Coleen, the RVing editor replies:
We've stayed at a number of RV parks that had Sunday church services, Bible study groups, Gospel music sing-a-longs, and other musical ministries. I believe the leaders are usually compensated with an RV site with utilities, and in many cases free-will donations at the door. Some of the ministries also raise money to cover their expenses by selling their CDs or religious materials.
I don't remember who it was or the details of the situation, but it seems I've heard from a minister who made some extra money performing marriages.
We've had requests for campground chaplains in the past, but I don't think we have any currently.
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