Pastoral Care is not about milking cows…

So starts Bruce and Sarah Stuart’s media release today for Australian Corporate Chaplaincy. It goes on…

Pastoral Care is not a new thing, but ask 50 people in the Perth CBD what they think Pastoral Care is, 51% will say it has something to do with milking cows and 18% will say it has something to do with Religion.
Bruce and Sarah Stuart directors of Australian Corporate Chaplaincy are hoping to change that mindset. They say, “Pastoral Care is ongoing interest and care in someone’s professional, emotional, spiritual and relational well being”.

Today, on average, one in seven people in the workplace will bring a personal issue with them to work. That means, in an office of 100 people 14 people are struggling to cope, suffering lack of concentration, stress and low production. That’s just today, and it is impacting workplaces all over Australia.

To a lot of people, seeking professional counselling has a stigma attached to it or they may feel that crisis counselling isn’t called for. More often than not, a compassionate, non judgmental, confidential ear is all they need and having it available right there in the workplace is just so convenient for them!

Chaplains are on site, dedicated care-givers available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, nation wide. They extend concern and compassion to all on behalf of company owners and executives. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Trust men and they will be true to you: Treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great”

QUOTE, “For whatever reason – you where the only person that bothered to talk me, and to challenge me, I guess what I am trying to say is thank you for taking the time. It wasn’t a wasted effort” – Mr B Smith – Engineer.

“Dear friends, please be tuned in to 98.5 FM on Sunday 8 pm to hear a news bulletin about our new business/ministry.”

Having recently come back from Prague its great to see these guys have taken the initiative to create a missional business venture that will see them doing what they most gifted at.

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