Life is a journey, in all its colour, richness, depth and spontaneity. But despite our best intentions, things don’t always turn out the way we expect or plan.
When we suffer emotional or physical pain, many of us ask 'where is God?' Sometimes we have to journey through these difficulties, but we don’t have to do it alone. Currently Lutheran chaplains are being the hearts and souls to hundreds of people in need every day.
How is the LCA SA–NT District sharing the gospel through chaplaincy ministry?
There are several aspects to chaplaincy ministry, including recruiting and supporting chaplains and congregationally-based pastoral visitors as they serve people in hospitals, Strathmont disability community, prisons, tertiary institutions and the wider South Australia – Northern Territory District (SA–NT).
It is important to note that our chaplaincy ministry is available to anyone, not just Lutherans. Over the years, people have come to understand chaplains to be people of compassion and care, who seek to be there with all people, regardless of circumstance or particular spiritual or personal disposition.
All of our chaplains regard it as a privilege to be invited to minister with patients and their families when in hospital. All chaplains are very happy to respond to requests from anyone who would like to have a visit in any hospital, at any time, during the week or on weekends.
SA–NT Director of Chaplaincy, Pastor Peter Miller, is on call 24/7 for people of all denominations, no matter what their circumstances. He is the contact point for any situation in which people are seeking a chaplain. To contact Pastor Peter, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0409 725 573.
Chaplaincy and ministry training workshops
If you have ever thought able sharing the gospel with others, but are unsure how to go about it, then chaplaincy could be for you. Then again, maybe you simply want to gain some new skills by visiting faithful members in hospitals and nursing homes, or those who are unable to worship very often on account of ill health or incapacity.
Whatever the reason, SA–NT Director of Chaplaincy, Pastor Peter Miller, would love to work with you. He can come to your church or group, be it city or country, and lead a chaplaincy workshop.