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Emergency Services Chaplaincy
Southern Africa

Welcome to the Emergency Services Chaplaincy

Proudly providing Spiritual Support and Wellbeing to all First Responders and the Community since 1996

What we do

The role of the ESC(SA)

PASTORAL
SUPPORT

We provide Pastoral Support to all First Responders, Disaster Management, Support Services and their families.

PASTORAL
COUNSELLING

We provide Pastoral Counselling to all First Responders, Disaster Management, Support Services and their families.

COMMUNITY
SUPPORT

We provide Spiritual Wellbeing and Pastoral Support to those in ALL Communities that have suffered traumatic events in their lives.

TRAUMA
SUPPORT

The fast pace of technological, scientific, and medical advances means that our Chaplains need to be up to date with the latest developments to enable them to provide World Class intervention when needed.

SPIRITUAL & HOLISTIC WELLBEING

The need for individuals in various communities to deal with Stress and Traumatic incidents is so vast and diverse that we felt the need to provide special skills development training and coaching to enable community Members to assist and support one another in time of need.

UPHOLD THE
GOSPEL

This is provided by our Chaplains who are suitably qualified and are registered Counsellors in their own right, as well as in conjunction with expert partners the ESC(SA) can provide professional intervention where necessary.

ONGOING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR CHAPLAINS

The fast pace of technological, scientific, and medical advances means that our Chaplains need to be up to date with the latest developments to enable them to provide World Class intervention when needed.

PEER TO PEER INTERVENTION
PROGRAMS

The need for individuals in various communities to deal with Stress and Traumatic incidents is so vast and diverse that we felt the need to provide special skills development training and coaching to enable community Members to assist and support one another in time of need.

PROFESSIONAL PASTORAL INTERVENTION AND COUNSELLING

This is provided by our Chaplains who are suitably qualified and are registered Counsellors in their own right, as well as in conjunction with expert partners the ESC(SA) can provide professional intervention where necessary.

Some of the Government Services using us
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Some of the Private Services using us
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Our Vision

Striving to excellence in God’s ministry

To be a Ministry of believers who know and worship God through faith in Jesus Christ, committed in seeking to Minister the Gospel to First Responders, individuals and communities and actively seeking to reach people everywhere.

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Interested in becoming a Chaplain?

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The role of an Emergency Services Chaplain

  • Emergency Services Chaplains are mature Christians who have undergone the equipping and ongoing development training courses, and called to bring the Love of Christ, in a practical way, to those in emotional pain, trauma and stress. This service is available to Emergency Services Staff like, Fire, Medical, Police Services, Security Personnel and other uniformed staff as well as affected and afflicted citizens.
  • Emergency Services Chaplains also provide ongoing spiritual, emotional and psychological support and guidance to uniformed staff and citizens alike. This is done by bringing short messages and prayers at parades, events, shift changes, weddings, funerals and memorial services.
  • The Emergency Services Chaplain also provides Crisis and Trauma Support at various fatal crime, accident, fire or other traumatic incidents, by supporting the personnel, and victims on scene.
  • Emergency Services Chaplains also train Communities and Community Response Teams in subjects like “Psychological First Aid, Trauma Intervention and Building Resilience.”
  • Fully qualified Emergency Service Chaplains also provide Professional Pastoral Counselling and Guidance as may be required.