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At the time for a Renewal, please see "Levels & Requirements" button in the Top Menu. This will give you options for your renewal training and what the next Level requires or the amount of CEUs needed for your Level.

For CEUs link, please see the "CEUs" button in the Top Menu also.

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**In-person training**

Dr Sidney Poe will have a class at The Pentecostals of Katy - Katy, Tx. May 19-20, 2023: Chaplain Essentials Workshop (Part 2) Please contact: Michael St Dozier 377-707-2632

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 If you are currently serving as a chaplain
 WE WANT YOU

UPCIGC22 Luncheon - Food and fellowship by
some of our board members and chaplains who were able to meet at conference.
Thank you Chaplains for your ministry to your communities all over the U.S. and abroad.

Please feel free to see the Prayer Requests page as we join together prayer for needs that are brought to us. (See middle of the top menu bar.)

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America on Anesthesia

How soon America forgets the sudden wave of shock, pain and suffering we experienced on 9-11. It is as if we suddenly awoke on an operating table to the horrible pain of live surgery only to be given more anesthesia and now we are back asleep.

What was lacking most on that day? It was not the police, fire fighters or emergency personnel, many of whom gave their lives. The Red Cross was there taking blood donations and helping the physical bodies of victims and rescuers. They all were there! So what was needed?

Chaplain Hattabaugh, our commander over the Police/Fire chaplains submitted this helpful booklet on 
Subject: DHS Resources for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Events 
Click on the link above entitled "Active Shooter How to respond" to view 

 

IN NEED OF CHAPLAINS

Arkansas State Trooper 1st Class Moomey hit a drunk driver head on, ON PURPOSE!  The drunk was speeding the wrong way on the interstate highway, obviously posing a grave danger to others. The durnk is dead, the Trooper is barely hanging on. The Trooper made a deliberate, informed decision to stop a threat despite a very low chance of survival for himself. He quite literally put himself between innocents and a threat.The Hallsville Community and the Hallsville First Responders stand and salute you, Trooper Moomey for your sacrifice and heroism.


HERE IS A NEED for a Chaplain to minister to the family of the injured Trooper's family, and his coworkers in the division in which he served; and a need for a Hospital Chaplain to work with the family of the injured trooper.  There is also a need for an EMT Chaplain to work with those who had to go and bring him into the hospital.  So many lives and emotions are devestated by this matter!

Purpose of a Disaster plan

To prepare a team of chaplains for natural or man-made disasters so that they can offer community and government authorities chaplains to assist in energy and disaster situations.

Definitions

What is a disaster?

The American Red Cross defines a disaster as an emergency that causes the loss of life and property, and a disruption in which survivors cannot manage without spiritual, monetary, or physical assistance. Disasters may be human-made (e.g., terrorism, industrial accidents) or natural (hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, etc.). 

Four phases of disaster

1. Rescue. The primary task is to save lives and property. Essential personnel include emergency medical, firefighting and law enforcement professionals. Nonprofessionals may be able to give first aid and call for help. Chaplains may be called on to supply Spiritual care.

2. Relief. The major task is to create safe and sanitary conditions for survivors and emergency personnel attending to them. Faith communities may provide clothing, food, shelter, health care, and pastoral response.

3. Short-term recovery. The major tasks include damage assessment, restoration of utilities, temporary repair, reestablishment of communications, and maintenance of civic order.

4. Long-term recovery. Principal tasks are rebuilding lives and communities, conducting grief counseling and dealing with the physical, emotional and spiritual unmet needs.

 

Spiritual Care

During the rescue phase chaplains can be used to supply spiritual and emotional care to victims as follows

1.     Assess the survivors that are not in the need of immediate medical attention

2.     Dealing with family separation

3.     Death notification

4.     Comforting the bereaved

5.     Recommendations for further mental health attention

This is usually accomplished from and in conjunction with a First Responder or Crises command post or hospital in the area.

Having Chaplains on the Crises team has so many advantages that many government and private organizations have not only recognized this, but are now asking for chaplains.

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Ministry Central

Distance Learning Primary Site

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Perspective Chaplains,

Level One and Two distance learning can be found on Ministry Central (ministrycentral.com) You can take both Levels on Ministry Central.  To apply for endorse status you must complete Level One training and pass the tests. These are open book tests so feel free to review the material as many times as you need to. You can either take this training though our live training taught by Dr. Sidney Poe or take the training online. The courses are offered at a very reasonable cost compared to industry standards. When you apply there is a charge for application processing and first year dues. After the first year the renewal fee is $90.00 a year.

Within one year after being endorsed you are required to complete Level Two. This training is designed to give you tools to use when the need arises so that you will be able to help those in crises.

We have two sites for distance learning. Below you will see the link to OCATeachable.com. That site was our first training site and only has Level One training. Because of the program limits Level One on this site had to be split up in to parts A&B with test. It takes both A&B and the test to complete Level One training. 

We sincerely pray that your journey into chaplaincy will be an anointed and fruitful path. If we can help you in any way, please contact my Administrative Assistant Brandi Hood at 662-346-3239 or brandihood.oca@gmail.com or if you need to talk to me you can call 870-814-0901.

Thank you for your interest and burden.

William Dillon

OCA Director 

His third book One More Giant by Rev. William Dillon is now available on Kindle and Amazon. Signed copy available upon Request.

Click this link to preview  -

One more Giant      https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B0B2TNZ42S&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_508CT2TG2BMNT9ZK8R1Z

His second Book by William N. Dillon

Buy on Amazon either paperback or kindle edition

If you would like a signed copy, request by emailing:

William@plisolutions.com

Click link for preview - The Smell of Evangelism https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B082BFP1C8&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_RA5G88651621J30AHD1R

The first book by Rev. William N. Dillon and Albert L. Dillon sharing about the beginnings of prison ministry for CPF (Christian Prisoner Fellowship) by the UPCI.

This is available through Kindle and Amazon. Signed copies are available by request.

Click on link for preview https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08LMKDQZB&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_QPTWCHMXACK1S9YC5W50&reshareId=FJRV44ZS4M20TK3QTK0V&reshareChannel=system

Badge of Life
A wonderful site dedicated to helping prevent officer suicide. Met my friend Andy O'Hara and his dedicated team
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Caring in Action

Director of Occupational Chaplains

OCA Director William Dillon  
Phone: 870-814-0901
Email: William@plisolutions.com

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All applications are to be sent to:

Brandi Hood Administrative Assistant

913 Mallard Lake Dr.

Baldwyn MS 38824

Phone: 662-346-3239

Email: brandihood.oca@gmail.com

OCA is an endorsed project of the UPCI in the Office of Education and Endorsements 

36 Research Park Court, Weldon, Spring MO 63304