LISTEN: Ministry Tasks and Competencies for the Chaplain, Part 6 (Ordained Chaplains: The Work of the Chaplain #14 with Daniel Whyte III)
Our Work of the Chaplain passage for this episode is Colossians 3:12-13 which says, “Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”
Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from John Wesley. He said, “God is the first object of our love: Its next office is, to bear the defects of others. And we should begin the practice of this amidst our own household.”
In this podcast, we are going through the fine book: “The Work of the Chaplain” by Naomi K. Paget and Janet R. McCormack.
Our topic today is: Ministry Tasks and Competencies for the Chaplain (Part 6)
— Offering Counsel
The chaplain is often called upon to be a counselor for employees, clients, employers, and institution. While providing counsel is helpful, the chaplain must clearly understand the difference between being a pastoral (or spiritual) counselor and being a counselor in the therapeutic or clinical sense. Some chaplains are especially gifted or trained in counseling. This is a bonus. However, if the client seems to need more than four to six sessions, a referral is probably in order. Chaplains must maintain a network of good counselors who specialize in many of the frequently needed areas of expertise— marriage, family, and children.
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.