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Acacia Outreach Ministries

A Non-Denominational Church Chartered Under The Celtic Cross Fondation of Ministry


Chaplaincy is a Ministry of Presence.

Posted by Chaplain Jeff Lucas on July 10, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I'm not going to be real wordy in this post. My main objective is to get the word out about Police Chaplaincy. I'm sure many of you over time have wondered just exactally am I trying to do with my ministry. Maybe you have even wondered if you should support it. Here is an effort to inform you about Police Chaplaincy. As an affiliate member of The International Conference of Police Chaplains, I have learned much and beleive their video below is an excellent introduction to police chaplaincy for the community As you watch this eleven minute video, please understand that this is what I am trying to acheive here in my community.

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I have also included a list of what Police chaplains can do for a law enforcement agency below:

International Conference of Police Chaplains seek to maintain professionalism in law enforcement chaplaincy

What Law Enforcement Chaplains Do...

  • Counsel members of the local law enforcement community, sworn and non-sworn
  • Counsel officers in areas such as Stress Management, Post Shooting, Burn-Out
  • Serve as part of a department's Crisis Response Team
  • Assist the department in making death notifications
  • Assist at suicide incidents
  • Provide guidance should a Line Of Duty Death occur within the department or community
  • Provide assistance to victims
  • Counsel with the families of law enforcement officers
  • Counsel with other members of a department and families
  • Visit sick or injured officers and departmental personnel in homes and hospitals
  • Offer prayer at special occasions such as recruit graduations, awards ceremonies, dedication of buildings, retirement ceremonies
  • Serve as liaison with other clergy in the community
  • Serve on review boards, award boards, and other committees Assist with transients and the homeless
  • Provide for the spiritual needs of prisoners as request

I hope that after veiwing the movie and reding this post, you have a better understanding of what God has called me to do for Him.


Chaplain Jeff

Categories: Chaplaincy, Ministry

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