Pastoral care
Military chaplains care for the spiritual well-being of service members and their families.

By: Spirit - Spiritual Care - 5/12/2017

Military chaplains care for the spiritual well-being of service members and their families.  Chaplains care for people who come from a variety of faith groups or from no faith group at all.  Some people consider themselves to be spiritual but not religious.  You do not have to be religious to receive spiritual care.

Chaplains provide spiritual care both one-on-one and to groups.  All spiritual care is based on building relationships with one another. Chaplains are present with you as you journey through life; they're there to listen to you, and talk with you.

The spiritual care each chaplain provides is based on the chaplain's own faith group, because that is how he or she learned to provide spiritual care.  However, military chaplains are trained to provide spiritual care to anyone; no matter your faith group.  Sometimes that means a chaplain connects you with other people who can best support you spiritually.

A religious support team assists Chaplains.  Assistants to chaplains help with ministry programs and worship services.  When you go to see a chaplain, a chaplain assistant may be the first person you meet.  The assistant may help you make an appointment with a chaplain, or answer questions about the programs and services offered in your area.  Together, chaplains and their support team find ways to meet your spiritual needs.

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