Recent developments in the world of chaplaincy have encouraged a more positive image of the field. Have you observed a greater awareness of and/or appreciation for chaplains?
If you could spend eight to ten million dollars a year to touch the lives of several hundred thousand hurting individuals with the love of Christ, how would you do it? Putting chaplains in locations where hurting people are congregated might be a choice worth considering.
It’s a small thing to do for a large sacrifice that they made (and may still be making) for us. Please take time on this Veterans Day / Remembrance Day (Nov. 11) or on the Sunday before it (Nov 10) to say thank you to those who have served or are serving.
Ron Klimp has served three churches over the course of 21 years in parish ministry. In 1999, he became a chaplain and have loved chaplaincy ever since.