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Chaplaincy Department: Activities & Plans for Future
Christ Centere Ministry at SIHR & LC
1.Patients and Relatives
2. Ministry to staff
3. Staff support to chaplaincy
4. Staff Families (campus residents)
5. Students and trainees
a. Moral Teaching on ‘Christian Response to Ethical Issues’ every Saturday
C. Counseling and student career guidance
d. Weekly visits to hostel, interacting with students, based on bible passage.
e. Motivating students to participate in the religious activities.
6. Special program
a. Christmas programs: Patients, ward carols, campus carols, language carols, and Christmas Eve services.
b. Lent season meditation on the cross.
d. Harvest festival, Shanthigramam, Educational assistance and missionary organizations.
e. Outreach ministry-IGL colony, Shanthigramam and surrounding villages
7. Ministry to children
a. Sunday School
b. Retreat for Sunday school
c. Vacation bible school
d. Target group
i. Leprosy affected patient’s children
ii. Children from surrounding villages
iii. Staff children residing on the campus
II Future plans
a. Equipping the staff for the chaplaincy activities
Karigiri blessed with many staff who are doing god’s ministries in their own church whom we can identify particular staff from as a core group equip them for the chaplaincy activities.
b. Conducting the homiletics seminar staff Involving for the preaching
In our monthly devotion schedule many of the staff involving in preaching and conducting services. To them we may have an intensive course how to prepare sermon, how to present the gospel to the mixed community with different faith, conveying the love of Jesus Christ in a short time.
C. Community based ministry to the patients
Karigiri is surrounded by many villages and most of the villages are coming to our hospital for treatment to them. We have a very good platform to preach the gospel through our morning devotion. Some of our department for e.g. Ophthalmology (medical camp), community health (field work),clinical psychology (clinical counseling).Chaplaincy may have mutual understanding with this departments wherever they go for their department activities chaplaincy may join with them to interact with the community to preach the gospel.
d. Strengthening the lay missionary prayer group / Women’s fellowship
Which is a vibrant lay group established by our Director (Dr.Mannam Ebenezer) meets once in a month or two months in once Sharing their Personal encounter experience with patient if they have any opportunity to say about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We can concentrate more on this group club the St. Luke’s Chapel women fellowship members trained them how to convey the gospel in one manner.
e. Leprosy Sunday to be implemented in local churches
- Our institution has high regards in the local churches who knew very well about our ministry. The yearly leprosy Sunday can be implemented in all the local churches by sending own staff for preaching and giving awareness about leprosy to strengthen our relationship with local churches.
f. Training volunteers among the staff for prayer and beside counseling
- This is the very importent ministry to the patient who need more attention during their sickness to keeping this important aspect in our mind we may identity very few staff and give special training for them how to interact with the patient and get verbatim during the sickness.
e. Training to Theological College Students
to invite students from theological colleges to have intensive course in the Chaplaincy Department
Submitted to the Director : Dr. Mannam Eenezer