Unofficial Chaplain
A Handbook for Everyday Service to the People Around You

by Warren Crank


The ‘Unofficial Chaplain’ is a simple, cohesive and refreshing model for living an intentional and missional Christian life in an increasingly secular world. It covers eight biblically based field-tested chaplaincy attitudes and approaches. Each one will assist you to help people and point them towards Jesus at the same time. It is practical and inspirational.

What others are saying

“Warren Crank nails the simplicity of unofficial chaplaincy. I highly recommend you explore Warren’s fresh perspective on informal chaplaincy. He challenges the way we relate to each other.”

Rev. CAMERON BUTLER, National Director Sports Chaplaincy Australia Inc.

“I believe that if more and more people embrace the principles outlined in ‘Unofficial Chaplain’ as a lifestyle – at work, in their community, on university campuses, in the pub or on their sports team – we will see God do great things!”

Dr JENNIFER ALLEN, Associate Professor and Dean of Students, University of Newcastle.

“This is a really helpful little book, written by an official chaplain about what it might look like if we all adopted the posture of an unofficial chaplain in the contexts where God has placed us. Pretty cool idea. Very practical and easy to read.”

MICHAEL FROST, Vice Principal Morling College Sydney, Director of the Tinsley Institute, Author.

“The ‘Unofficial Chaplain’ is practical and inspirational. I recommend it and believe that God will use it to stimulate ministry and mission to people who are outside the church.”

STEPHEN GAUKROGER, Director Clarion Trust International, author and senior church leader former President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain.

About the author

Warren Crank has been pastoring in Queensland for more than 20 years. He’s been Lead Pastor of Ipswich Baptist Church and Northreach Baptist Church in Townsville. Recently, he has founded the Red Dirt Church Movement – a small collective of simple churches.

Warren is currently a Regional Consultant for Queensland Baptists and leader of their Church Planting arm. Warren has been Chaplain for the North Queensland Cowboys (NRL), the Norths Devils (QRL) and is currently Chaplain for the Brisbane Broncos (NRL).

Warren is also the author of ‘The Resolute Leader: A Handbook on Leadership Development’. He and his wife, Ellen, live in Brisbane and have three sons.


Primary classification: Religion: Christian Life – Spiritual Growth
Other classification: Religion: Christian Ministry – Missions
Language: English
Print ISBN & RRPs978-0-6480116-2-0
USD$6.99, AUD$8.99, GBP5.99, EU6.99
eBook ISBN & RRPs978-0-6480116-3-7
USD$3.99, AUD$3.99, GBP1.99, EU1.99
Publish date: May 2017
Edition number: 1
Pages: 46
Trim size: 5 x 8 in or 203 x 127 mm

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