A stay in hospital can bring many challenges for whatever reason. We the Spiritual Care Services team at Sydney Adventist Hospital are dedicated to caring for you and those around you as you face these challenges. Our chaplains are professionally trained and are members of hospital staff. Trained Spiritual Care Volunteers are also part of our team.
The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the purpose for Adventist chaplains are one - to restore broken humanity to wholeness for time and eternity.
The Seventh-day Adventist church established the ACM Department for three primary purposes: (1) To consolidate, coordinate, promote and support the various expressions of chaplaincy ministries; (2) To extend the ministry of the church in reaching the unreached for Christ; and (3) To continue the restorative ministry Christ commissioned of responding in relevant ways to the felt needs of people in their individual settings.
Chaplaincy Australia is a National Department of the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) committed to communicating the Christian faith in a hands-on, compassionate and meaningful way.
Chaplaincy Australia is a part of the National ACC Chaplaincy Network linking Chaplains together with common objectives, practice, training and support.
Our Chaplains are represented by a broad spectrum of nationalities, backgrounds, ages and localities from within the Australian Christian Churches. They are purposely trained men and women with a passionate commitment to serve their community with care.
The College was formed in 1963 by representatives of the Christian Churches with the vision of providing quality pastoral education and supervision for those attending to the spiritual needs of all members of our modern community. Since then the College has expanded its membership to include representatives from across Christian Denominations and Other Faiths.
On this page you will find a number of links to organisations, groups or other bodies that have an interest in Pastoral and Spiritual Care or links that may offer useful information or insights.
Association for supervised pastoral education in Victoria Incorporated
Australian Counseling Association
Psychotherapy and Counseling Federation of Australia
Scripture Union QLD: School chaplaincy
Skills you need - Basic counseling skills
Sports Chaplaincy Australia
You can go to the book shelves and browse the Library collection using the following Call Numbers:
155.4 Child psychology
155.5 Psychology of young people ages 12-20
155.6 Psychology of adults
155.937 Death and dying
158 Applied psychology
158.2 Interpersonal relations
158.3 Counseling and interviewing
253.5 Pastoral counseling
259 Pastoral care of families
259.2 Pastoral care of young people
259.3 Pastoral care of people in late adulthood
259.4 Pastoral care of people with disabilities
259.5 Pastoral care of antisocial people
259.6 Pastoral care of the bereaved
261.832 Social welfare
306.8 Marriage and family
355.347 Chaplain services (Military)
362.7 Problems of young people
371.4 Student guidance and counseling
371.46 Personal counseling
371.7 Student welfare
610.73 Health services
616.89 Mental disorders