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Everyone is welcome

Everyone is welcome

Chaplaincy services are available to all residents, of all religious affiliations or world views. As God accepts us in Jesus Christ, so our Chaplains accept and respect everyone as an individual, to be treated with dignity and honour, respect and grace.

Our Chaplains are a mix of ordained Lutheran pastors and lay people, men and women. All Chaplains have undertaken training in pastoral care and support and operate under a formal code of conduct. Chaplains seek to foster a sense of spiritual well-being that seeks to bring meaning and purpose to your life. While our Chaplains live our Lutheran Identity, they do not seek to impose religious views or practices on anyone.

Spiritual wellbeing

Spiritual wellbeing

We promote the wellbeing of our residents’ body, mind and spirit. Chaplains assist especially in your sense of spiritual wellbeing, helping you to connect your faith and social communities. We do this through:

  • Providing listening pastoral and spiritual support
  • Supporting you to develop your own pastoral and spiritual care plan
  • Supporting you with regular visits, offering one-on-one time together for conversation and quiet reflection
  • Supporting you to make end-of-life choices, and being by your side and with your loved ones when the time comes
  • Accompanying you when you celebrate happy milestones and/or grieve losses
  • Facilitating regular worship services that welcome you and your loved ones
  • Holding regular devotions or bible studies  where everyone is welcome
  • Supporting your connection with your preferred local religious denomination and facilitating visits and / or worship services with appropriate clergy and volunteers
Lutheran Hospital Chaplaincy

Lutheran Hospital Chaplaincy

Our Lutheran hospital chaplaincy ministry is run by Lutheran Services for the Lutheran Church of Australia Queensland District. The Lutheran Hospital Chaplains lend a listening ear, spiritual support and pastoral care to Queenslanders at major hospitals in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast and Toowoomba.

The hospital chaplains are volunteers who go through an accredited training program to prepare them for their roles. Chaplains can provide comfort and reassurance, they can assist with spiritual guidance and help people to come to terms with the particular challenges they are facing while in hospital and also when they leave hospital. Our Lutheran hospital chaplains make a considerable difference to people’s experience of hospital and their work is highly valued.

Get in touch

Interested in becoming a Lutheran Services hospital volunteer chaplain? We would love to hear from you.