PODCAST: First-Responder Chaplaincy, Part 12 (Ordained Chaplains: The Work of the Chaplain #60 with Daniel Whyte III)

The simple purpose of this podcast is to help those who are interested in serving others through chaplaincy, pastoring, coaching, and counseling to learn the basics of this profession.

Our Work of the Chaplain Passage for this episode is Galatians 5:22-23 which says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from Dr. Randy White. He said, “The chaplain has a role and a purpose, and is trained and ready to carry it out, and waiting to be deployed at a moment’s notice. We ought to celebrate that!”

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: First-Responder Chaplaincy (Part 12)

— Crisis Intervention & Disaster Chaplaincy

One of the fastest growing areas of chaplain specialization is in crisis or disaster intervention. Crisis chaplains are often employed by an institution and respond to community crisis as an extension of the institution’s service to the community. Most chaplains respond to crises within their own organizations (the military, the hospital, the police department), but others respond to the general community during community emergencies. Crisis chaplains often serve multiple agencies and usually respond to the general community of victims during the crisis. “Victims” may include direct victims, innocent bystanders, rescue and relief workers, other first responders and even the perpetrators of crimes (e.g., the arsonist who starts the forest fire, the drunk driver who causes the multicar fatality, or the terrorist who plants the bomb).

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— PRAYER —

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Now, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, here’s how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now this is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9-13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

God bless.