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Corporate Chaplain

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by sovgrace79, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. sovgrace79

    sovgrace79 New Member

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    I have worked for a Fortune 100 company for the last 7 years. For the last year, I've worked as a contractor for them. I am contracting so that I can have more flexible hours, in order to attend pastor's conferences and ministry related conferences.

    I'm not a pastor yet, but I desire to be involved in more ministry. I was recently thinking about getting together a job description for a corporate chaplain. I have heard of some large companies creating these positions. I think some include it as part of their Employeee Assistance Program, in which licensed counselors are on staff to counsel employees.

    Do you know anyone that does this? Does this sound like a good ministry idea?

    I would have to come up with a job description and a reason why the job would be important. Then I would have to pitch the idea to senior management.
     
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    El_Guero New Member

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    Marketplace is the one that I have heard about.
     
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    El_Guero New Member

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    Can anyone tell me about the others?
     
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    Along with serving as a full-time pastor, I have served a local company as corporate chaplain for the past three years. It is an extremely rewarding experience.

    I am not a member of any chaplaincy association but may investigate the possibility.
     
  7. sovgrace79

    sovgrace79 New Member

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    Thank you all for your replies. I was aware of Marketplace ministry, but not the others.

    dh1948, did you find that you had to "create" your job, or was a company looking to hire a chaplain?
     
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    The owner of the company...a man I had never met...came looking.
     
  9. Bible-boy

    Bible-boy New Member

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    The Corporate Chaplains of America website says:


    Source: http://www.iamchap.org/join.htm
     
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