Putting the Words Together
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Putting the Words Together

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

The Hospice Philosophy
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

The Hospice Philosophy

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

It Is The Best of Times…It Is the Worst of Times
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19 / Healthcare Ministries

It Is The Best of Times…It Is the Worst of Times

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

Otter Pups
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19 / Pastoral Care

Otter Pups

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

CBF-Endorsed Chaplain Promoted to Rear Admiral
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Featured

CBF-Endorsed Chaplain Promoted to Rear Admiral

By Liz Andrasi Deere On February 24, the U.S. Navy announced the selection of CBF endorsed Navy reserve chaplain Terry Eddinger for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half). On October 1, he will become the Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters for the U.S. Navy, a three-year assignment and the highest … Continue reading

CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Newsroom

CBF announces Renée Owen as leader of chaplaincy, pastoral counseling ministries

July 21, 2020 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-endorsed healthcare chaplain with more than 20 years of experience meeting the unique spiritual, religious and cultural needs of patients, their families and healthcare providers has been named as CBF’s Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Ministries Director. Renée Lloyd Owen will … Continue reading

CBF Stories: Chaplains and COVID-19
bold faith / Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19

CBF Stories: Chaplains and COVID-19

In this special episode of the CBF Stories Podcast, Clark Hill connects with two CBF-endorsed chaplains as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. On the front lines of where the virus is most pervasive, their ministries of presence are most challenged by the need for physical distancing while needing to be spiritually close. Chaplain Renee … Continue reading

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Prestigious honor awarded to CBF-Endorsee Chaplain Jeni Cook

The following post is from George C. Pickle, CBF Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling Specialist. From January 6th through January 12th, Jim Pope and I attended four national pastoral care organizations in Alexandria, Virginia.  These organizations included the Association of Religious Endorsing Bodies, COMISS Network, the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces, and the … Continue reading

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

A Client Story

The following post is from Chris O’Rear, M.Div., M.M.F.T., Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist at Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee. Several years ago, I had a new client come to me because she felt cut-off from her feelings and other people. Eventually she described a history of emotional neglect, physical and sexual abuse … Continue reading

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…

The following post is from CBF-Endorsed Volunteer Chaplain Thomas Deal who serves with the Orlando Police Department.  Tommy Deal is also the Associate Coordinator of CBF of Florida. It was a typical fall November Friday in the “City Beautiful” as it is called.  In Orlando hundreds of thousands of citizens and tourists intermingled among the area’s … Continue reading