The incarnation of Jesus Christ sets the stage for chaplain ministry. Just as Jesus entered into a secular world to accomplish his ministry (John 3:16), so chaplains are called into secular and pluralistic environments to minister.
Note, Jesus relied on His words and actions to fulfill his mission to redeem and make an eternal relationship possible for all believers. Romans 10:17 reminds one that actions alone are not enough. “Faith comes by hearing the word of God.” Jesus died for our sins, but without him telling us who he was and why he came we would remain ignorant of salvation. John 1:14 reveals that “The Word became flesh.” It is not enough for chaplains to bear the presence of Christ, they are also called to bear his Word, words of salvation, words of hope, words of comfort, words of peace, etc.
Student will write a 5 page paper drawing parallels between Jesus Christ’s incarnational ministry of presence (actions) and His ministry in word, and the chaplains ministry of presence (actions) and his/her ministry in word. When making various parallels, start with the scripture passage that reveals a certain truth about Jesus’ ministry of presence and ministry in word and then reflect on how the chaplain should model that behavior.
For this assignment, students will be divided into 4 groups. Your entire paper should be focused on the Gospel that you are assigned (Please see chart below).
Assigned Gospel Chart
First Letter of LAST name:
A – F Matthew
In addition to these requirements, the paper must follow the structure of a standard academic essay (Title page, Table of Contents, Introduction, Body, Conclusion, Bibliography). Title Page and Bibliography do not count in the page total.
The paper must be accomplished inTurabian footnote citation style.
This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 1.