Who can Serve as a Prayer Chaplain?
The Prayer Chaplain Ministry is comprised of lay individuals who function as an extension of the pastoral ministry of the congregation. Prayer Chaplains are not counselors or ordained ministers, they are congregation members who want to serve and to grow spiritually. Being a Prayer Chaplain is transformative soul work as it deepens ones spiritual path through prayer and service. No prior experience in prayer or praying with others is required to serve as a Prayer Chaplain.
A Prayer Chaplain:
- Is available to support others on their spiritual journey.
- Creates and holds sacred space.
- Lovingly listens and holds what is heard in the strictest of confidence, meaning that what is shared with the Prayer Chaplain is not discussed with anyone else, including the person who made the initial prayer request.
- Prays with others.