Neighbourhood Chaplains

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What is Neighbourhood Chaplains?

Neighbourhood Chaplains is a new scheme that has been launched by Counties. Our aim is to equip and encourage churches (Ephesians 4.12) in reaching out to people in their local communities through house-to-house work (Acts 20:20). Volunteers can choose to be involved in three roles:

(a)  initial contacts (lead chaplains)                         

(b)  befrienders

(c)  helping hands team

The scheme begins with a three part Training Day, led by one of our practitioners, where volunteers will learn about: Biblical models for mission; understanding the Gospel; listening skills; how people come to faith; how to share faith confidently and appropriately; pastoral care; safe practice; signposting and more. It also includes a ‘toolkit’ for churches giving ideas for writing your own policies and procedures; teaching materials, and protocols for the scheme. 

Why should my church get involved?

The Bible encourages us to go out and visit people in the local community (eg. Luke 10:1-24), whilst the media tells us there is a loneliness epidemic in society today. Neighbourhood Chaplains offers a model of ministry which helps churches meet a recognised need. It’s an opportunity to meet practical, spiritual and emotional needs in local neighbourhoods. Bd Cn 016

  • Build strong and lasting links with members of your local community
  • Strengthen your relationship with other churches by working together
  • Give training and support to your volunteers
  • A cost-effective resource which can be used flexibly in different contexts

If you would like to register a team (minimum of 3 people), please get in touch to find out more, or use the links above to download our Brochure, Frequently Asked Questions, and Booking Form. 

Every blessing,

Jenny and the Neighbourhood Chaplains team.