Institutional Chaplains | Michigan District, LCMS

Institutional Chaplains

"Keep on loving each other as brothers. 3Remember those
in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those
who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering."
~ Hebrews 13:1,3

The Chaplains of the Michigan District are specially trained professionals who serve with you to share the Gospel during life crisis with people away from home and their home congregation who are in hospitals, long-term care facilities and prisons. They are prepared to deal with grief, health, ethical and other care issues in the light of the Christian faith. They invite referrals and are available for presentations to groups and congregations.

Mission Statement: Motivated by God's love we will advocate for and provide professional, compassionate care to people in crucial life-stages in specialized ministry settings through a network or trained chaplains.

Core Values:

1. Gospel centered service - inclusive
2. Collaboration, networking relationships
3. Ministry in the world but not of the world.
4. Chaplaincy is interactive
5. Competency
6. Obedience to great commission and great commandment
7. Ministering as an integral team member
8. Ministering at point of need

These convictions are based on action words in these passages...

2 Cor. 1:27 "Comforts, share abundantly, patiently enduring"

Matt. 25: 31-40 "Gospel is more than a proposition. It is an action word. What are we going to do in response to gift of salvation"

Heb. 13: 1-3 "Compassion, love, relate to people in an empathic way."

2 Tim.4:9-13 "Interdependent, a window on Jesus' ministry team. Move away from me to we."

Referrals to any institution in Michigan may be made directly to the District Office at 888.225.2111 or 734.665.3791. We will contact a chaplain or clergyman.

Our list of institutional chaplains is currently being updated. Please contact the District Office for more information.


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