A Word From Steve Jones
March 30th, 2020
Dear Pastors, Missionaries, Chaplains and Friends,
Steve here...Some refer to them as 21st Century evangelists. Others describe their ministry as the “ministry of presence”, demonstrating the love of Christ where people live and work. I am referring to chaplaincy within our Fellowship family. Currently, over 50 Fellowship Chaplains are serving across Canada in hospitals, airports, nursing homes, armed forces, emergency/police services, truck stops, prisons and sports teams. Did you know one of our Chaplains is even the chaplain for the Toronto Blue Jays?
Recently, every Fellowship Church received a letter from me communicating some news regarding Fellowship Chaplaincy.
Our desire is to see our Chaplains connected even closer to our churches. To this end, a new Strategic Directional Document has been adopted sharing the mission, vision, values and strategy of Fellowship Chaplaincy. Anyone can check out this document online at our websitewww.fellowship.ca.
The MISSION of Fellowship Chaplaincy is to “enable chaplains to demonstrate the love of Christ where people live and work”. They are an extension of the local church ministry in locations our churches do not often penetrate or influence. Our hope is that many of our local churches will partner with us and make an impact in their community.
Why not join the team?
We are looking for interested churches who desire to partner with a Fellowship Chaplain. If you are interested in more information, please contact our Fellowship Ministries Director, David Dobson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are also looking for interested individuals who wish to join the Fellowship Chaplaincy team. Maybe you’re a pastor serving in a local church, but also serving in an official capacity in a nursing home, prison or hospital. Prayerfully consider becoming a Fellowship Chaplain. Others may be employed in an institution or organization (full or part-time) but are not a member of any chaplaincy professional body. Maybe you’re a volunteer Chaplain at your local hospital or airport, but not a member of any chaplaincy organization. Or, possibly, you desire to become a Fellowship Chaplain employee. Feel free to contact us. We want to connect with you. If interested in receiving a FAQ sheet and other information, contact David Dobson’s associate, Thomas Hopkins (email@example.com). Fellowship Chaplains become part of a team receiving member care, credentials and, if desired, an annual enrichment gathering and more. We look forward to hearing from you.
What a joy it has been for me to hear countless stories of people’s lives being transformed through the valued ministry of our Fellowship Chaplains. Pray for this vital ministry.
Please click on the video link below and watch a brief message from myself on our Fellowship Chaplaincy. Thanks, Steve Jones