Ministry Tasks and Competencies for the Chaplain, Part 8
Our Work of the Chaplain passage for this episode is Psalm 31:1-4 which says, “In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness. Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me. Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.”
Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from Henry Ward Beecher. He said, “A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track an inch between a wreck and smooth, rolling prosperity.”
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 8)
— Being a Servant Leader
The chaplain may be a person of authority—a military officer, a departmental manager, a team leader, or a senior staff member. The chaplain may also be the person who has the most resources for spiritual care within the organization. The chaplain may even be a prominent figure within the organization, among the community, or in the public eye. Regardless of status or wherewithal, the chaplain must assume the attitude of the servant.