Chaplains are at the forefront of ministry. They often deal with people facing the biggest challenges in life.
They work at the Church’s intersection with the world as guests within our nation’s prisons, hospitals, schools, universities, armed services and emergency services. They serve inmates, patients, students, soldiers and first responders. They also work with guards, nurses, teachers and commanders whose work involves putting other people’s lives on the line.
As a result, chaplains find themselves having to serve two masters. Their ministry emerges from the battle of balancing conflicting expectations, contested responsibilities and contrary demands.
How does our Church develop chaplaincy?