Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
church, chaplain, participants, focus group
Hayman, Jeffrey D., "Understanding the 21st Century Practical Implication of Chaplaincy Ministry in the City of Milwaukee, WI" (2022). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 4084.
This research project acknowledges that God’s command for Christian hospital chaplains is to serve humanity. Jesus calls a chaplain. He then forms, transforms, and conforms them to His image of oneness. Hospital chaplains like pastors are part of care ministries that extend to various work settings, Christian and secular. The hospital-certified chaplain, by definition, can support the whole workforce in the hospital, including their patients and the patient’s families. The hospital-certified chaplain is the main focus of this research. These hospital chaplains must be qualified, endorsed, licensed, certified, or ordained to be on the frontline in the community. A hospital-certified chaplain performs their duties within the context of their assigned institution. Some chaplains function as community pastors. Grace Christian Fellowship Church was a partner in this research project. As a result, the researchers attempted to increase their knowledge through presentations on the matter. The presentations were somewhat successful. The chaplaincy ministry was considered secular. Through research, the goal was to compare-and-contrast Christian hospital chaplains with pastors. Focusing on Christianity, the world between the two caregivers becomes smaller and more harmonious.