CJ Caufield, CTR, BCCC
Pastor | Mantachie United Methodist Charge
Chaplain / Instructor | MS LEAPS (www.msleaps.org)
Chaplain / Instructor | Int'l Conf of Police Chaplains (www.icpc4cops.org)
Instructor | ICISF (www.icisf.org)
Instructor | MS United Methodist Disaster Relief
90 Pitts Drive, Mantachie, MS 38855
Why have a chaplains’ component here at LEAPS?
1) We believe cops are ordered by God to help keep things under control in
the world. We believe that is important for law enforcement folks to know
4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing
wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you.
They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do
what is wrong. 5 So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment,
but also to keep a clear conscience.
2) As chaplains, we are not here to take the place of a pastor. Many officers
have pastors. For those that don’t, we can take the place of one who is
there to bring God into the many interesting moments of the shift. For
those who have a pastor, we are there as a stress reliever to listen to the
trash that an officer is dealing with in a confidential manner.
3) We believe that chaplains and pastors have separate callings, training, and
experiences. This means that when a tragedy occurs, a pastor does not
simply transform into a chaplain instantaneously. This is important. Pastors
and chaplains are not mutually exclusive, but chaplains require specialized
training for effective ministry.
4) We believe that the chaplains’ component is more than just an
afterthought. We believe this is an essential part of what, how, and why we
do what we do.
That is a brief overview. We welcome questions, insights, and comments.
If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with us!
Guarding sheep. Pursuing wolves. Saving sheepdogs.