Chaplain ministry
East Side Baptist's
Chaplaincy Ministry
The Chaplaincy Ministry calls on church members to reach out, be present, and comfort those who can not attend regular Worship Services. We are looking for individuals with a heart for those who are homebound, in nursing homes, in assisted living, hospitalized, or in times of bereavement. This ministry is open to both men and women who desire to serve alongside the ministerial staff and deacons at East Side Baptist Church.
Homebound Ministry 
The Homebound Chaplaincy Team visits homebound members from East Side Baptist Church. Typically, visits are made in pairs. The purpose is to communicate to these members of the Body of Christ that they are loved and have not forgotten. Team members are encouraged to look for specific needs that can be met, such as transportation to the doctor, minor home repairs, etc.

During their visits, our dedicated team members bring more than just their presence. They bring church bulletins, cookies, or other treats, symbolizing the warmth and love of our church community. Additionally, they extend their care beyond the visit by sending cards or making contact on birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions, ensuring our homebound members feel remembered and cherished.   
Nursing Home/Assisted Living 
The Nursing Home and Assisted Living Chaplaincy Team visits church members at local nursing homes and the assisted living communities in the area.

These visits sometimes have a different dynamic than other visits since some of these residents are unable to communicate adequately for various reasons. Often, scripture is read, and traditional hymns are sung. Team members also remember these residents with cards and contacts on special occasions such as birthdays and holidays. 
Hospital & Bereavement Ministry 
The Hospital and Bereavement Chaplaincy Team visits church members and their families during hospitalization or confinement to a rehab center in the area. We also encourage follow-up contact after a patient returns home.

This team visits individuals and church families who have experienced loss in the death of a loved one. In addition to personal visits, this team shows care and support through cards, follow-up calls, etc.