Chaplaincy in a Missions setting

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Chaplaincy in a Missions setting

  1. 1. The Work of Chaplaincy
  2. 2. The Work of Chaplaincy In the setting of a Missions Base.
  3. 3. The Work of Chaplaincy In the setting of a Missions Base. ( and why it’s important. )
  4. 4. Hey son,
  5. 5. Hey son,so you say you want to be a missions chaplain?
  6. 6. Well, you better be ready for..
  7. 7. Well, you better be ready for.. lots..
  8. 8. Well, you better be ready for.. lots.. and lots..
  9. 9. Well, you better be ready for.. lots.. and lots.. of..
  10. 10. DEMONS.
  11. 11. Actually, working as a chaplain in a missions setting is serious business.
  12. 12. Actually, working as a chaplain in a missions setting is serious business. You may have to fight thedemonic, but we will get to that later.
  13. 13. The first thing you should know about a missions chaplain, youwill have to develop the ability to be a healing presence.
  14. 14. The first thing you should know about a missions chaplain, youwill have to develop the ability to be a healing presence.Here are a few aspects of being a healing presence..
  15. 15. Listening,
  16. 16. Listening,listening..
  17. 17. Listening, listening..and listening.
  18. 18. The importance of listeningcannot be stressed enough in the work of a chaplain.
  19. 19. The importance of listeningcannot be stressed enough in the work of a chaplain.Listening is how doors to healing are opened.
  20. 20. The importance of listeningcannot be stressed enough in the work of a chaplain.Listening is how doors to healing are opened. Remember I mentioned being a healing presence?
  21. 21. A healing presence is..
  22. 22. A healing presence is..•One who listens well.
  23. 23. A healing presence is.. •One who listens well.•One who helps healing take place in the speakers life, by simply being present.
  24. 24. The Holy Spirit will also help healing takeplace with whoever you are speaking with.
  25. 25. Question 1: Why is chaplaincy in amission/homeless sheltersetting an important job?
  26. 26. The place where I stay is amissions base / homeless shelter.
  27. 27. The place where I stay is amissions base / homeless shelter. Every day, new people are coming in to stay at the shelter, attempting to get their life back on track.
  28. 28. The role of our chaplain’s job inthis situation can include several duties; anything from being the image of Christ, to being that special someone who helps getthe struggling person’s emotions and life back together.
  29. 29. The Word of God:Your foundation for chaplain work.
  30. 30. “And the King shall answer andsay unto them, Verily I say untoyou, Since you have done it unto one of the least of these mybrethren, you have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:40
  31. 31. These words are the cornerstone for Christian chaplain work.
  32. 32. These words are the cornerstone for Christian chaplain work. We desire to serve others, forwhat we do to the least of men, we will have done to Christ himself.
  33. 33. Put yourself in the shoes of a missions chaplain..
  34. 34. Put yourself in the shoes of a missions chaplain..Let’s say there is a new memberto our shelter. Poor and broken, he needs counseling..
  35. 35. The Word states that what youhave done to help this man, you have done to Christ directly.Even if it means just listening tohim talk, which is an important part of the healing process.
  36. 36. Here’s an equation I wrote to helpyou remember the importance ofmissions chaplains, and chaplains in general..
  37. 37. Here’s an equation I wrote to helpyou remember the importance ofmissions chaplains, and chaplains in general.. Broken person
  38. 38. Here’s an equation I wrote to helpyou remember the importance ofmissions chaplains, and chaplains in general.. Broken person +
  39. 39. Here’s an equation I wrote to helpyou remember the importance ofmissions chaplains, and chaplains in general.. Broken person + Loving attention
  40. 40. Here’s an equation I wrote to helpyou remember the importance ofmissions chaplains, and chaplains in general.. Broken person + Loving attention =
  41. 41. Here’s an equation I wrote to helpyou remember the importance ofmissions chaplains, and chaplains in general.. Broken person + Loving attention = Person who has received help
  42. 42. A person who has received loving attention is going to be asignificantly happier person. This is the primary importance of missions chaplains — that the inner needs of anyone might beattended to, and that the love of Christ might be shared.
  43. 43. Happier people are healthierpeople, and healthier people are more able to function in everyday life. Some of those who visit the mission are broken beyond function.
  44. 44. Happier people are healthierpeople, and healthier people are more able to function in everyday life. Some of those who visit the mission are broken beyond function.As a missions chaplain, your jobis to help those who are broken on the inside, so they mayfunction in their outward role in life.
  45. 45. Some important tips for being ahealing presence as a Christian Chaplain:
  46. 46. Some important tips for being ahealing presence as a Christian Chaplain: Let the Holy Spirit speak.
  47. 47. Some important tips for being ahealing presence as a Christian Chaplain: Let the Holy Spirit speak. Share the truths of the Word.
  48. 48. Some important tips for being ahealing presence as a Christian Chaplain: Let the Holy Spirit speak. Share the truths of the Word.Respect the needs of the person.
  49. 49. Let the Holy Spirit speak.
  50. 50. Letting the Holy Spirit speak simply means listening to God,and what he has to say about this individual person.
  51. 51. Letting the Holy Spirit speak simply means listening to God,and what he has to say about this individual person. This brings ministry andinstruction to those who may not know God, or feel like they cannot talk to him.
  52. 52. Share the truths of the Word.
  53. 53. Sharing the truths of the Word isimportant because it sends fortha sword — the Word of God intotheir spirit, fighting the demonic and the lies of Satan.
  54. 54. Respect the needs of the person.
  55. 55. It is important to respect the needs of the person, to help assure that you do not offend them.The goal is to help those fight aspiritual war who are helpless — without losing their heart. Use discernment, and loving care.
  56. 56. Question 2:What exactly is the work of a chaplain?
  57. 57. Chaplaincy consists of offering spiritual counseling to those in need, regardless of theirindividual spiritual beliefs, within a specified setting.
  58. 58. Chaplaincy consists of offering spiritual counseling to those in need, regardless of theirindividual spiritual beliefs, within a specified setting. This means that as a Christian chaplain, you would have toprovide counseling and spiritualsupport to a person, without itdirectly relating to Christianity.
  59. 59. Chaplains may get to share thegospel after a while of knowing a person, or they may deal withpeople who are Christians as well, making things simpler.
  60. 60. Chaplains may get to share thegospel after a while of knowing a person, or they may deal withpeople who are Christians as well, making things simpler. Just remember, you don’t have to preach at anybody serve Christ.
  61. 61. Question 3:How does the work of amissions chaplain differ from other areas of chaplaincy?
  62. 62. Missions chaplaincy, in mysituation, is a job that deals with the lost, the broken, and those who do not know Christ.
  63. 63. Missions chaplaincy, in mysituation, is a job that deals with the lost, the broken, and those who do not know Christ.Those who work as a chaplain ina missions base may be the first to share Christ with someone.
  64. 64. Addicts, those who are homeless, those who just need help; these are all people types who come into the mission.
  65. 65. Addicts, those who are homeless, those who just need help; these are all people types who come into the mission. A chaplain must be flexible andwilling to work with peoples of all races and personalities tosucceed in this type of situation.
  66. 66. The importance of a Missions Chaplain
  67. 67. “Thank you. I appreciate whatyou have done for my family.”
  68. 68. You never know what kind of lives you are going to touch when you work for Christ.Working as a missions chaplain is no exception.
  69. 69. Oh yeah, and as far as the demons go..
  70. 70. And these signs shall followthem that believe; In my nameshall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
  71. 71. And these signs shall followthem that believe; In my nameshall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; -Mark 16:17
  72. 72. If your life is hidden in Christ, and you are redeemed out ofthe world, he has given you the authority to cast out demons.
  73. 73. If you want to learn more about Chaplaincy, or about being a healing presence, here are some good resources.
  74. 74. If you want to learn more about Chaplaincy, or about being a healing presence, here are some good resources.Click me ^
  75. 75. If you want to learn more about Chaplaincy, or about being a healing presence, here are some good resources.Click me ^ Click me ^
  76. 76. Thanks for watching!

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