In the 2021 Chaplains Workshop, Mark Ingles encouraged the Chaplains to remember their calling in settings that are often difficult.
“It’s hard to be a Chaplain,” Ingles said. “Every Chaplain who is doing their ‘ministry of presence’ is on the front lines, regardless of your military rank or where you fit in the hierarchy of your civilian institution or organization. You may get the idea—or actually be told—that you are only there to fulfill an organizational responsibility. But always remember, the people you minister to and support know your value. As does God, who is ultimately who we serve.”
Ingles also led the Chaplains in round-table discussions of how COVID-19 has impacted their ministries over the past 15 months.
“We were all impacted in one form or another,” Ingles said.
Ingles is the EPC Chaplain Endorser and is a Teaching Elder in the Presbytery of the West.
The Chaplains Workshop is part of the Leadership Institute, an equipping component of the annual General Assembly Meeting.