Open Bible's chaplains bring the "ministry of presence" to workplaces, hospitals, emergency services departments, the military, an other strategic locations. For more information about Open Bible's Chaplain Ministries, please contact:
CH (COL) Terry Meek, USA (Ret)
Open Bible and Marketplace Chaplains Partnership
The workplace environment has been referred to as the largest mission field in the world. Marketplace Chaplains exists to share God's love in the workplace by providing an employee care service through chaplain teams. Since 1984 Marketplace Chaplains has served public and private companies, small and large, in all industries in the U.S., serving auto dealers, banks, food processing and distribution firms, manufacturing, mining, technical companies, and many more. More than 1,400 chaplains now serve from California to Massachusetts, providing personal care for more than 710,000 employees and family members. Every four minutes an employee reaches out to a chaplain.
Chaplains minister to the needs of employees by listening to and helping them through difficult personal and family situations such as parenting, stress, finances, aging parents, marriage, relationships, etc. Chaplain teams also support employees and family members through illnesses, deaths, funerals, and other times of grief. Chaplains may be called upon to visit employees or family members in hospitals, nursing homes, funeral homes, or jails. Chaplains receive training before they begin to serve as caregivers to the marketplace.
Because of Open Bible's partnership, when Marketplace Chaplains needs a chaplain, Open Bible ministers are considered prime prospects. Marketplace will contact a regional executive director for a specific area for recommendations. The chaplains are paid, making this a tremendous opportunity for church planters and bi-vocational pastors to minister beyond the church walls and in the marketplace and receive income while doing it!