Details of our Chapel Program

What is Hockey Chapel?

Hockey Ministries International's hockey chapels are non-denominational and are open to any background. We talk about issues that are relevant to you and where you are as a hockey playing athlete, utilizing Bible based principles. Attendance is entirely voluntary and chapels are held at convenient times and locations. Since we exist to serve players and coaches, we make it a priority to accomadate the demanding schedules of the current hockey culture. The chapel program is fully funded through Hockey Ministries International and is a free service to the teams and leagues we serve.


The average session runs between 15-30 minutes and may include things like:

  • discussion on a verse
  • discussion on a current issue
  • a possible life story
  • motivational talk
  • Monthly Chapel Dinners


How are Chapels established?


HMI takes a very low key approach to establishing a new chapel program for teams. Once approved by coaches and management, HMI will make an initial presentation to interested players and staff. The voluntary nature of the program, as well as its positive value for the players and the team is outlined and if interest is demonstrated, the program is established. Hockey Ministries International takes full responsibility for recruiting, training, supporting and resourcing the right man to serve as the Chaplain for each individual team. Candidates for chaplain go through a thorough application process and receive specialized training and resources. It is our highest priority to see your players and team personnel well served.  

What is a Chapel Leader or Chaplain?


Chapel programs are a core component of HMI's ministry, requiring the service of a Chapel Leader.An HMI Hockey Chapel Leader is an individual who is in place to serve a specific Hockey Club in the following ways:

To be a safe spiritual and emotional resource person for players, personnel and the families involved with a Hockey Club regardless of one's personal church or non-church perspective.

To serve those players and personnel who have a personal faith perspective with a Biblically based Chapel Program from a non-denominational perspective.

HMI Chapel Leaders and the accompanying Chapel Program are supplied with the understanding that attendance or involvement is completely voluntary and confidences are kept with sensitivity.

Chapel Leaders and HMI operate as an economically independent organization. HMI and its volunteers do not solicit finances from the teams, players or the leagues. This separation is to ensure that the Chapel Leaders are able to remain as objective as possible in all situations.

HMI Chapel Leader candidates are made to work through a multi-stage application process.

The work of HMI is done on a team-by-team basis and is implemented formally only as teams are comfortable with the presence of a Chapel Leader. 

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