Saturday, June 15, 2013
Pocket-sized Pamphlet Allows Emergency Ministry Across Denominations
Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries (ACM) has compiled an effective communication tool for clergy of any denomination. Simply called Emergency Ministry, the pocket-sized pamphlet is a collection of services and prayers from distinct faith groups.
"The information contained in this resource does not constitute a theological endorsement of any kind," said Dick Stenbakken, ACM director. "The aim of this tool is to enable people to minister from their own religious perspective to people of various faiths." Emergency Ministry was originally distributed to military chaplains to provide ministry in extreme emergency cases.
"In many cases, chaplains find themselves for the first time ministering to those of different faiths in extreme situations such as death. This booklet can help lead them through these difficult situations," said Stenbakken. Copies have been sent to chaplains and troops in the United States military who are stationed in Iraq.
Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries endorses and works with the professional chaplains of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Currently, the Church has 45 chaplains serving on active duty with another 50 in the various reserve forces in North America.