A day in the life of Chapman includes activities such as:
- Pastoral care and advocacy for ADF members and their families,
- Advice to commanders on pastoral, religious, ethical and cultural issues as they affected the performance, morale, morals, welfare, and spiritual needs of ADF members and their families,
- Leadership, character and ethics training,
- Worship and ceremonial services, occasional services for example weddings, bible studies, etc.
Chaplains also play an integral support roll with members on overseas deployments.
While this could mean being away from home for some considerable time, ministry opportunities are usually significantly enhanced with ADF members in higher stress environments while separated from family and friends.