Those who serve as chaplains work every day to bring the gospel to all people in every walk of life – but our diversity of practical methods may come as a surprise. Trained and license chaplains provide counsel, education, advocacy, life improvement skills, and recovery training, providing a bridge between the secular and spiritual environments of community life throughout the world.
Chaplains minister to the lost and hurting in hospitals, prisons, military barracks, corporations, and even at places such as bike rallies, rodeos, racetracks, and disaster sites. When ministering in such places, the hood of a HUMVEE or the table in a break room suddenly becomes a counseling room or a place to serve hurting people. Sometimes pastoral counseling takes place on a Harley or in the belly of an aircraft carrier. For chaplains, ministry opportunities change almost every day.