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Chaplaincy Conference goes online on 9 September

Discover what is involved in being a chaplain at Elim's United Chaplains conference on Wednesday 9 September from 10am to 3pm.

During the lockdown, many have seen the ministry of chaplaincy rise to a new level of influence and importance. Whilst churches have been closed, chaplains have served on the frontline. In fact, many local churches have moved into their communities with a new focus of listening compassionately, connecting immediately, and loving unconditionally; this is chaplaincy. 

Chaplaincy has always been an often unseen, but vital part of Christian outreach and support. Chaplains provide a lifeline of spiritual and emotional wellbeing to people who may not usually go church, and often find their lives at a point of crisis.

Chaplains come from all walks of life, including laymen and women, pastors and church workers; being people who are able to listen to those who are in a vulnerable position, rejoice with those who have received good news; mark the beginning of life, or sit with those who are nearing the end of their own. You will certainly experience all the transforming moments in between. 

You are invited to join the ONLINE United Chaplains Conference on Wednesday 9 September 10am – 3pm. You can watch online by visiting chaplainsconf.com

This chaplaincy conference is a highlight of the year for those people called into the chaplaincy ministry, welcoming both experienced chaplains, and people who are 'just looking', and interested in finding out more.

Would you consider adding chaplaincy to your church ministry programme? 

Elim Chaplaincy is looking to expand and would like to see every Elim church to have an active chaplaincy team, who are trained to serve their communities. So we are asking churches to consider adding chaplaincy to their ministry programmes. There are two ways we can help:

  1. Elim Chaplaincy offers a three-day residential training course every spring. The next Chaplaincy Foundation Course is 3 - 5 March 2021. Online booking for our residential course in February is due to open soon.  See elim.org.uk/chaplaincy for more details.
  2. If you are interested in a particular chaplaincy sector, we can put you in touch with a serving chaplain to talk with. In certain sectors, they might be able to offer a placement visit.

Whilst some chaplaincy roles require an ordained minister, others are open to any suitable person; some roles are salaried but there are also volunteer opportunities.  If Elim Chaplaincy can help, please contact Ann Stevenson, Chaplaincy Administrator, at chaplaincy@elimhq.net.

 

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