The Work of the Chaplain is the ideal starting point for all who are exploring a call to chaplain ministry, including seminarians. As experienced chaplains themselves, the authors provide from a Christian perspective a concise history and biblical basis for chaplain ministry and carefully explain what makes chaplaincy unique. They provide specific guidance for the often unique areas to which chaplains are called to minister including:
• multi-religious settings
• disaster or first-response settings
• military bases at home and abroad
• hospitals and hospice care
• blue- and white-collar workplaces
• correctional facilities or prisons
• crisis intervention services
• law-enforcement agencies
• high schools and college or university campuses
Learn how issues such as accountability, privacy, personal ethics, and spiritual assessment play an integral role in the success of a chaplain. And don't miss the advice the authors offer about health and empowerment issues for chaplains, emphasizing the importance of chaplains caring for themselves even while providing care for others.
Naomi Kohatsu Paget is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and crisis interventionist for the FBI, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, and American Red Cross. She is the author of Disaster Relief Chaplaincy (North American Mission Board) and also has broad chaplain experience in the workplace, parish, healthcare, community, and law enforcement arenas. She is an adjunct professor at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and Denver Seminary, with a D.Min. from Golden Gate Theological Seminary and an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Janet Rae McCormack is a board certified chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and an American Baptist Churches USA clergyperson. She serves as Denver Seminary's Chaplaincy Training Center Director, and is assistant professor of chaplaincy and pastoral counseling. A retired Air Force chaplain, she has extensive experience in military, hospital, police, prison, NASCAR, crisis, trauma, and industrial chaplaincy. She holds a D. Min. degree from Denver Seminary, and an M. Div. degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.