The Director of Chaplaincy and Care reflects on the wonderful whirlwind of the past two months of ministry, highlighted by the annual Chaplains (virtual) training in September, and looks to what lies ahead.
CRCNA Chaplaincy and Care
Chaplaincy and Care Ministry (CCM) endorses exceptional, well-trained ministers of the Word or commissioned pastors who serve in specialized ministries beyond the walls of the church. Chaplains are ordained, gifted and trained, called by the church, and sent by Jesus Christ to provide spiritual care to people in pain or spiritual distress.
Hernan Zapata-Thomack has lived on 3 continents, in 20 different countries, has studied in 5 languages, and speaks 2 other languages. Read about his amazing journey, pilgrimage, and religious peregrination.
Daniel Munchul Kim has served for over 20 years as a Christian Reformed Minister serving a variety of churches and chaplaincy. Read his personal story and thoughts on serving as a chaplain.
Listen in as Reverend Mandy Smith leads us in this creative art experiment to practice a posture of rest, receptivity, and response to the Spirit. (*No art experience or skill required.)
Listen in as Alida van Dijk, PhD, RP and Major Joseph Kamphuis explore the definition of trauma, its connection to faith, and different methods of facilitating post-traumatic growth.
Check out the Chaplaincy and Care 2020 ministry report presented to the Canadian Ministries Team, along with the 2020 Report to Synod.
An overview of the Chaplaincy and Care Ministry from the 2020 Annual Report that will be featured in The Banner (Dec. 2020 issue).
Listen in on Reverend Mandy Smith’s story of learning to boast in weakness and join the conversation as we reimagine how we can minister as, and to, humans.
The Director of Chaplaincy and Care reflects on the weight of privilege in this thought-provoking blog.