What is Chaplaincy Services

January 27, 2023  |   tagChaplaincy

What Does a Chaplain DoIf you operate a company or manage an institution, you can improve the health and wellness of your employees with chaplaincy services.

Find out more about the kind of support and guidance a chaplain offer in the article. 

Learn The Role of a Chaplain 

Most chaplains have a particular faith, many of them are Christian because of the prevailing religion in Western countries, but chaplains of other faiths and no faith are also available. A chaplain is someone that provides moral and spiritual guidance, a listening ear, and practical advice in institutions and workplaces.    

Sometimes, people need a friendly, non-judgmental place to express themselves and receive support, advice, and friendship. These days, people tend to use health therapy, but that can be costly and ineffective. Having a chaplain in the institution is an excellent way to support employees.   

Offer Support 

No matter what religious faith an employee might be, chaplains can provide support and moral guidance to them. Whether an individual has a problem with a work assignment, another member of the team, or a personal issue they need to open up about, a chaplain can assist. 

As with talking therapy, a chaplain will offer a non-judgmental space for an employee or guest to express themselves; sometimes, this is all that is required for someone to uncover the solutions they need to move forward. At other times, a chaplain might make a gentle recommendation.       

Befriending Services 

A chaplain can also stand alongside people and offer support and friendship. Although it is not their place to socialize with clients or take excursions, they can provide a friendly and engaging space to help improve the well-being of employees, creating a safe space for people to come. 

If someone is new to the company or the institution, a chaplain can make them feel at home by creating some rapport and providing stability and support from day one. If someone is struggling in the workforce for any reason, a chaplain can offer a friendly ear and support in their situation.  

Guidance Services 

If an employee requires some guidance or advice, they can visit the company chaplain for a session of talking therapy or with some questions. Often a life difficulty or issue in the company is much less serious than it appears to be in the moment; a chaplain offers some perspective.   

Simply talking to a chaplain can give you the inspiration and self-knowledge needed to resolve the life issue. Having chaplaincy services in your workplace or institution is one of the best ways to support employees and create the conditions for growth.   

At Marketplace Chaplains we have extensive experience in supporting employees by providing chaplain services. Contact us today at 1-800-775-7657.