At Baptist Housing, we care about the whole person, and our commitment to nurturing holistic health is expressed through the specific provision of Spiritual Care. We ensure all our residents have access to a Chaplain, and through casual conversation to grief support, chapel services and more, we aim to build trusting relationships which help our residents live life to the fullest.
With over 2750 residents and 2075 team members and only 18 chaplains, we realized we needed assistance in order to provide quality spiritual care. At an international conference for seniors, we were introduced to the Spiritual Care Series, a training program for volunteers interested in providing spiritual care to seniors. The video below will introduce you to this amazing training series:
Although we are affiliated with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches, we welcome and respect people of all faith in our senior living communities. Our interdenominational services allow those with different faith backgrounds a regular opportunity to worship. Residents are also encouraged to attend their own place of worship in the community if possible.
As part of the provision of Spiritual Care, we provide the following services and other programs to enhance and develop one's spirituality.
- Bible Studies
- Chapel Services
- Memorial Services and Planning
- Hymn Sings
- Hospital Visitation
- One on One Sessions
- Spiritual Care Training for Volunteers
- Wedding Vow Renewals
The goal of our chaplains is to share life's journey with others, whether they be travelling through difficult times of celebrating highlights. Our chaplains are available to those who desire support and encouragement. Sometimes it may just be a listening ear and a prayer. At other times, it may be assisting someone work through personal issues that remain unresolved.
The chaplaincy has helped me once again be closer to God. I have been growing in my studies that's to their help. - Mike, Resident