Partner with us to give loving encouragement, prayer and spiritual support to all non-denominational patients. Together, we can make a difference.
The largest hospitals typically have 12-14 staff Chaplains in their Spiritual Care Department to cover hundreds of inpatients and even more outpatients. The goal of Living Hope Chaplaincy is to supplement and support the Chaplaincy staff of hospitals so that more non-denominational patients and their families receive top quality spiritual care. By doing so, we hope to help them on their healing journey and enhance their overall experience in a way that reflects positively on your hospital.
Living Hope Chaplaincy (LHC) is very cognizant of the fact that visiting hospital patients is a sacred and serious trust. Prospective volunteers are members of various non-denominational churches in the Houston area that are hand-selected and recommended by their church. They are then put through a rigorous screening process with LHC that begins with a written application and extensive interview with two interviewers to determine their spiritual maturity and overall fitness for hospital ministry. Only the best applicants are selected. In addition to our screening process, each LHC volunteer is assigned to a hospital, where they have to go through that hospital’s volunteer screening process, including background check, orientation, and immunizations.
The training for Living Hope Chaplaincy volunteers was developed in consultation with several BCC Chaplains from multiple hospitals and the Denominational Coordinators of similar organizations. The training is the highest quality and consistent with content taught in CPE training and the training provided by similar organizations. In addition to extensive didactic training, volunteers shadow long-time hospital ministry veterans on hospital visits and then are shadowed by them as they make their first visits. Even after starting, volunteers continue to receive ongoing training and supervision.