Chaplaincy

Assemblies of God has a rapidly developing Chaplaincy Ministry.

A growing number of AoG Ministers and lay Church Members are serving God in such diverse places as prisons, hospitals, schools & the armed forces. The work is pastoral, offering compassion and a listening ear, but also affirming and encouraging, bringing an informed Christian view to the places that we visit and people we meet. Our aim is to care for people at their point of need, communicating the love of Christ in a compassionate and practical way.

AOG does not directly employ Chaplains but provides endorsement for our Ministers to work as Chaplains. Endorsement for NHS and Prison Chaplains is through our membership of the Free Churches Group and for Armed Forces Chaplaincy is through the United Navy, Army and Air Force Board.

AoG work in partnership with Elim Pentecostal and Apostolic Church UK.

Chaplains Foundation Course (CFC)

The CFC is a valuable & comprehensive introduction to the work & role of Chaplain. It is open to and will benefit all, experienced or new, young or old. Please see details below!

Introducing the AoG Chaplaincy Contacts:

David Spademan is the National Chaplaincy Representative for AOG. He is employed full time as a Managing Chaplain in a public sector prison. David is part of the steering group for Free Church Chaplaincy in HM Prison Service. 

David can be contacted by email: david@rugbyclc.com

As part of embedding Chaplaincy in AoG the Area Leaders have appointed Chaplaincy Representatives onto their teams. The AoG Chaplaincy Team members are:

Scotland Area – to be appointed

North Area  – Andrew Georgiou

Central Area  – Janelle Kingham

London and East Area – to be appointed

Wales Area – Simon Gurgenven

West Area – Jason Gunn

AoG National Chaplaincy Representative – David Spademan

For contact information – please click on to the contacts tab below.

Keeping in touch

We seek to keep this webpage up to date with useful information. Please follow us on twitter where we will provide details of vacancies for chaplaincy posts as they are made known to us. We also have a Facebook Page.

Twitter - AoG UK Chaplains

Facebook - AoG  UK Chaplains

Useful Information

Chaplaincy Newsletter May 2016

Chaplaincy Leaflet

Chaplaincy Conference 2016

 

Chaplaincy Contacts

Introducing the AoG Chaplaincy Contacts:

The team is led by David Spademan who is the National Chaplaincy Representative for AoG. David is a member of the Free Church Federal Council (Free Churches Group) who endorse the Free Church Chaplains that work in HM Prison Service (England and Wales) and NHS Chaplains (England and Wales). Other team members provide expertise and advice from their employment as Chaplains in specific sectors:

John Baptiste – Armed Forces Chaplaincy
Mobile: 07962 084 805
Email: pjb8@btinternet.com

Dave Russon – Health Care Chaplaincy
Phone 07789 872 697
Email: daverusson@tiscali.co.uk

Steve Brown – Prison Chaplaincy (Adults)
Phone: 01913 323 603
Email: steven.brown@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

John Butcher – Police Chaplaincy
Phone: 07814 573 067
Email: jabutcher4@googlemail.com

Howard Drysdale – Sea Chaplaincy
Phone: 07754 141 076
Email: seachaplain@gmail.com

Andrew Georgiou – Prison Chaplaincy (Young Offenders)
Phone: 01937 544 325 (work), 07946 246 136 (mobile)
Email: Andrew.georgiou@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Bob Paterson – Prison Chaplaincy (Scotland)
Phone: 01506 870 500 ext 3606 (work), 07799 445 743 (mobile)
Email: Bob.Paterson@sodexojusticeservices.com

David Spademan – Prison Chaplaincy (Adults) Phone: 07947 216 293
Email: david@rugbyclc.com

For general enquires, email David Spademan david@rugbyclc.com For sector specific enquiries contact the nominated team members whose details are on the relevant tabs.

Useful Links

Free Churches Group – Prison Chaplaincy Vacancies

Free Church Chaplains working in prisons in England and Wales have to be endorsed by Bob Wilson bob.wilson@cte.org.uk. Bob works for the Free Churches Group as Faith Advisor to the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).

All Free Church prison vacancies are advertised on the Free Churches Group Website. www.cte.org.uk

Chaplaincy Foundation Course

I am pleased to announce the dates for the next Chaplaincy Foundation Course which will be held at the Elim International Centre in Malvern. The course runs from 28 February to 2 March 2017.

It may be that you have considerable experience in this field, or that you have yet to enter the world of Chaplaincy.  The Elim & AOG Chaplaincy foundation Course (ECFC) is a valuable and comprehensive introduction to the work and role of the Chaplain.

The ECFC includes the following modules:

1.       The whys of workplace visiting.

2.       Understanding the business you’re visiting.

3.       Practical skills for workplace chaplains.

4.       Pastoring – core skills.

5.       Prophecy for workplace chaplains.

6.       The relationship between your chaplaincy and the local church(es).

7.       Important information about working in a multi-faith setting.

The course is open to every Pentecostal Minister, or church member who is presently involved in chaplaincy ministry either in a part time or full time capacity.  We will also welcome delegates who want to explore chaplaincy ministry.

Chaplaincy Foundation Course – 2017 Tariffs

All inclusive delegate rate in shared occupancy.                                           £145.00

All inclusive delegate rate in single occupancy.                                            £160.00

Day Delegate rate is £45.00 per person per day.  However, if you attend the 3 days the cost will be £90.00


Day 1:  Includes evening meal and pm refreshments.

Day 2:  Includes lunch, am/pm refreshments.

Day 3:  Includes lunch and am refreshments.

The course commences at 2.00pm on 28th Feb and concludes at 2.00pm on 2nd March

Overnight Delegate Rate includes:

·         Accommodation in en-suite king size double/twin rooms.

·         Tea/coffee making facilities in all rooms.

·         Internet access and television in all bedrooms.

·         Linen, towels and complimentary toiletries provided.

·         Full board meals package.

·         Use of conference/meeting room facilities as required.


To book visit – www.elim.org.uk/training.

Cancellations made after the 7th Feb will be unable to receive a refund.



Military Chaplaincy

The Ministry of Defence welcome Assemblies of God Ministers who hold full ministerial status to apply to be Chaplains within all three branches of the Armed Forces.  Kevin Shaw represents AoG on the United Navy, Army and Air Force Board (United Board). There are three distinct stages to your application:

(1) Firstly. your application needs to be supported by AoG. You should contact Kevin Shaw in the to ensure that you meet the application requirements and that through Kevin that you have the acquired the endorsement of the National Leader. You may be invited for interview. 

(2) Application will then need to be made to the United Board who represent AoG as a Sending Church. 

(3) Following endorsement by the United Board formal application can then be made to the Armed Forces.

Kevin Shaw  kevin.shaw@aog.org.uk

United Board www.unitedboard.org.uk