National Chaplaincy Meeting

October 10, 2005 by  
Filed under News

Our team just returned from Northern Bulgaria where we participated in the national chaplaincy meeting of which we wrote you a few weeks ago. Ten Bulgarian regions with active ministry to the military were represented. Among the participants were people who work with families serving in the air force, army and navy. The major issues discussed were (1) media presentation of the chaplaincy work before the major evangelical denominations in Bulgaria and the secular society, (2) dealing with stress-related issues at the work place, (3) system restructuring to meet the needs of the growing ministry and (4) the mandatory legal affairs currently restricting chaplaincy in Bulgaria. The participants discussed and approved a national agenda for the next six months, which will work on the above problems and provide timely practical solutions. A priority on the list was the presentation of chaplaincy ministry before Bulgarian evangelical denominations, which will take place through a series of media events in the next few weeks.