Correctional and Prison Chaplaincy, Part 4

Our Work of the Chaplain passage for this episode is John 11:3-4 which says, “Lazarus’ sisters sent unto Jesus, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.”

Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from William Law. He said, “He that rightly understands the reasonableness and excellency of charity will know that it can never be excusable to waste any of our money in pride and folly.”

In this podcast, we are going through the fine book: “The Work of the Chaplain” by Naomi K. Paget and Janet R. McCormack.

Our topic today is: Correctional and Prison Chaplaincy (Part 4)

— Ministry Calling

Correctional chaplains provide spiritual care to those who are imprisoned and separated from their family and friends—from society in general. These chaplains also provide spiritual care to the institutional staff and to the family member of staff and inmates as requested. Jewish and Christian correctional chaplains may derive their sense of calling and vocation from the words of the prophet Isaiah (which Jesus claimed for himself in Luke 4:18-19): “The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners.”