As the representative of God, the chaplain in disasters ministers to all who are wounded and hurting in crises and emergencies. Unlike the local minister who primarily ministers to his own flock, the disaster chaplain’s flock is any who are victimized. As the disaster relief chaplain steps onto the field of disaster, he or she offers the arms of God, hears the cries of distress, and provides strength at the point of exhaustion to those who are weary. The chaplain in disasters demonstrates compassion, for it is a heart of compassion that bears another’s burdens (see Col. 3:12-13).
This training manual will help chaplains in disaster settings to minister effectively.
Published May 28, 2018