Being a Chaplain Call, Conversation, and Charity

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Jaco J. Hamman

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To be a chaplain is to be a clergyperson who is officially attached to a social institution that usually is not the church. Some chaplains serve in the Army, some the Navy; some work in the prison system; others work in a counseling center; and others work in a medical institution, an educational setting, or even the corporate or business world. As a person participating in the formation of the next generation of clergy, I pray that some of the students in my class will receive the call to become a chaplain, for chaplaincy is a core ministry of the church of Christ.

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Chaplains; Chaplains, Hospital; Prison chaplains; College chaplains; Clergy; Clergy -- Appointment, call, and election; Church work; Pastoral theology; Communication -- Religious aspects -- Christianity; Charity
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