Welcome to the Ordained Chaplains podcast. My name is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society University, and this is “The Work of the Chaplain” Lesson 67. 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 1 Timothy 4:12 which says, “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
Our Work of the Chaplain quote for this episode is from Sue Whitlock. She said, “That’s what the [youth & campus] chaplaincy experience is all about, in its essence – we are called, in our own imperfect, not-quite-ready kind of way, to be present, to be available, to journey with people and to share and be something of the heart of Jesus in that place.”
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: Chapter 9 – Other Chaplain Specialties (Part 2)
— Campus Chaplains: Education & Training
Campus chaplains to larger secular universities normally have an MDiv and endorsement or appointment from their denominational body. They may be full- or part-time employees of the university. The chaplain usually reports to a single academic or administrative office or to the council to whom he or she is responsible. (Normally this is the university president.)
The status of the chaplaincy within the university should allow chaplains to serve the entire university community. This status should also be reflected in title, position in the structure, committee membership—and appropriate academic preparation on the chaplain’s part. Therefore, chaplains often possess faculty standing, the rank being determined by personal preparation and experience, even though the exercise of faculty responsibility is not always appropriate or desired. At smaller colleges, especially faith-related institutions, chaplains are usually appointed by the affiliated ecclesiastical body and may or may not be employed by the college. Training and credentialing for these small-college chaplains may be as extensive as that of their university counterparts, or they may be denominationally employed or appointed laity serving as “denominational missionaries to academia.” Many campus chaplains belong to The National Association of College and University Chaplains, Inc.
— PRAYER —
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.”