Elim Chaplains

Elim has over 100 chaplains working in areas including education, healthcare, prisons, the armed forces and the emergency services. Elim brings together chaplains so that they can get to know others working in similar fields and to share knowledge and best practice. We also work to equip and encourage chaplains, as we recognise the importance of their vital work.

  www.elim.org.uk/chaplains

Who we are

Chaplains are men and women of all ages who are trained to offer care and support, regardless of race, gender or culture. They do not impose their own spiritual values on others, instead they allow people to explore and examine their own beliefs and meaning of life. Some chaplains are required to be recognised pastors, but many are trained lay people.

What we do

Our aim is to care for people at their point of need, by communicating the love of Christ in a compassionate and practical way. Equipped with theological training and pastoral care, chaplains minister to people in many life-situations and particularly to those facing deeply distressing situations, enabling them to better cope with periods of instability.

Chaplains Mission

Our aim is to care for people at their point of need, by communicating the love of Christ in a compassionate and practical way. Equipped with theological training and pastoral care, chaplains minister to people in many life-situations and particularly to those facing deeply distressing situations, enabling them to better cope with periods of instability.

  

Discover

We are committed to discovering future chaplains from our local churches. We are looking for people who are passionate about helping those in need and turning that passion into practice.

  

Develop

We are committed to develop and train prospective chaplains, providing them with the necessary confidence and competence skills they need. We offer an excellent ‘Chaplains Foundation Course’ and a ‘Chaplains Conference’ each year.

  

Deploy

We are committed to deploying chaplains in to the community. This may be voluntary or paid, either full or part-time. We are building links with like-minded organisations to expand deployment opportunities.

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The role of a chaplain

Chaplains are present and good listeners, provide a safe environment for people to share their feelings, they help people work through life issues and assist in times of crisis.

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  Pastors

They need to be able to listen, care, empathise, understand, and be available to those in need.

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  Interpreters

They try to identify, understand and share in issues affecting the culture of a particular context and what God is doing there and to help the people there to understand God. This means winning the right to be heard.

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  Ambassadors

They represent the Church, and they also report back to the Church about the new insights they have gained.

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  Guests

In the contexts they serve, but often work by acting as hosts crossing bridges to provide hospitality, welcome and interaction with others

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  Pray-ers

They pray for the places where they work and when it is appropriate they pray with people.

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  Connectors

They connect their faith with their context by being chaplains to all and demonstrate gospel values such as compassion and concern for social justice.

Chaplains Training

We are committed to ensuring that all of our accredited Chaplains and Chaplaincy Team Members are trained with purpose for the task at hand.

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United Chaplains Conference
for Elim, AoG and Apostolic UK churches

The two-day event is a vital part of our year as remarkable women and men who are engaged on the front lines share and inspire each other. If you are an experienced chaplain or new to chaplaincy ministry we would love you to come. Please get in touch. We are sure that there are many individuals involved in chaplaincy ministry who have either never heard of the Chaplaincy Association.

With regret, we have decided to postpone this year's conference until 2018. We do apologise for the inconvenience and we have arranged for any payments you may have made to be fully reimbursed.

Next Course will be held in 2018.

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Chaplains Foundation Course

The Chaplaincy Foundation Course (CFC) is a valuable and comprehensive introduction to the work and role of the Chaplain. The CFC includes the following modules:

  1. The whys of workplace visiting
  2. Understanding the business you’re visiting
  3. Practical skills for workplace chaplains
  4. Pastoring—core skills
  5. Prophecy for workplace chaplains
  6. The relationship between your chaplaincy and the local church
  7. Important information about working in a multi-faith setting

Next Course: March 2018

  Booking opens in the Autumn
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MA in Applied Theology with Chaplaincy Specialism

This programme will enable you to delve in more detail into a number of theological areas relevant to the application of theological knowledge, chaplaincy within Christian ministry, insights and research to especially (but not exclusively) Pentecostal ministry, and to deepen your knowledge and passion for the science and practice of theology in this context.

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Contact Us

Nigel Tween is the director of the Elim Chaplaincy Association.

If you would like to know more please get in touch. T: 07495 144542

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Working in partnership

Elim Chaplains works in partnership with a variety of organisations which support the work of chaplaincy.