Help for Pastoral Staff
For you pastors, here is how chaplains can be beneficial for you and your church family. In most church settings there is a disproportionate range between the number of congregants and the size of the pastoral staff. There are seasons when that is not an issue and there are other seasons when it seems near impossible to even return the phone calls of those in need of some sort of pastoral care.
In addition to the direct church family members, there also comes an indirect association through al of their biological family members, coworkers, and friends and even past associations. When a church family member needs care, if the pastoral staff is overloaded, it simply might not be possible to give them the time and care their situation really warrants.
For example, when dealing with a very close personal loss like the death of a child or spouse, it is not unreasonable to assume that some need up to one year of real intimate care as they navigate through the stages of grief, the holidays and even the interpersonal conflict or possible serious depression.
And when the second tier relationships are brought to you in times of crisis, pastors often times have to refer out to someone else due to the work load of their own congregation. This misses the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with those who might not be in the church and also can leave your church body feeling a sense of lack of care
We want to help you by supplying the necessary training to those inside of your church who have the desire, gifting and a deep and growing faith in Jesus. We would train your people and then send them back to you to be commissioned and then serve inside of your church family as a resource to you for supplying extravagant care for those inside and even outside of your church.