Ministry Tasks and Competencies for the Chaplain, Part 4

Our Work of the Chaplain passage for this episode is James 2:14-17 which says, “What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”

Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from Blaise Pascal. He said, “Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.”

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: Ministry Tasks and Competencies for the Chaplain (Part 4)

— Pastor — Spiritual Care

In deference to our nation’s ever increasing religious diversity, the language of chaplaincy is changing. At one time the preferred term was “pastoral care.” Later “pastoral care” seemed to be too Christian and therefore narrow in scope. The more acceptable term is becoming “spiritual care,” and chaplains now work in “spiritual care departments.”