Introducing Neighbourhood Chaplains
Back in the summer I stumbled across a ‘Neighbourhood Chaplains’ information morning. It proved to be a really good investment of a morning – where a helpful model of deep community connection was shared.
‘Neighbourhood Chaplains’ connect local churches with their communities in new ways, helping them to tackle loneliness through befriending, and offering practical help towards meeting their neighbour’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
‘Counties’ who hosted the day offer training for prospective neighbourhood chaplains, equipping them to:
- Make contact with new people in the community
- Deepen community links opening opportunities for the Gospel
- Offer practical support and help for those in need
‘Neighbourhood Chaplains’ offer churches an intentional and culturally appropriate mechanism for connecting with their community.
More information can be found at: https://www.countiesuk.org/neighbourhood-chaplains.
We at WEBA will be planning a training day next year for anyone interested in being trained as a ‘Neighbourhood Chaplain’. Look out in WEBA update for details.
In the meantime, let me encourage you to prayerfully consider whether this might be a helpful way for you to connect more deeply with your community.
And please do contact me if you’d like to find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org.