Marsh Center webinar focuses on the relevance of chaplains

IRVING, Texas (Feb. 17, 2022)—In a climate of razor-thin margins and increased costs, many organizations are tempted to see their chaplains as expendable. That is a mistake, according to Dr. Jim Browning, a retired U.S. Air Force chaplain and director of the Marsh Center for Chaplain Studies at the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute. 

The Marsh Center and B. H. Carroll will host a free webinar for chaplains, ministers, and students who work in secular institutions from 2-4 p.m. (Central) March 10. The webinar, “Speaking Your Relevance in Your Institution’s Language,” will feature five panelists who will discuss the importance of understanding and using a return on investment (ROI) model to convey the value and relevance of a chaplain ministry to an institution or business. 

“Chaplains are value-added to organizations and their missions,” Browning said. “Yet, most chaplains struggle in conveying their value and relevance to the organization. Chaplains have to speak of their relevance in ways to those inside an institution, organization, or medical setting can understand. This webinar will explore how chaplains can convey their return on investment (the ROI) to the organization.”

The five guest panelists include:

  • Patti P. Phillips, CEO of ROI Institute, Inc., the leading source of ROI competency building, implementation support, networking, and research. 
  • Ray Bailey, Chaplain, Brig. Gen. (Ret.), former deputy chief of chaplains and current assistant general secretary for the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church;
  • Jason Bown, chief marketing officer for Marketplace Ministries and board member for the Marsh Center;
  • Dr. Ronald Oliver, an ordained minister, serving as the System Vice President for Mission and Outreach with Norton Healthcare, a six-hospital system with 18,000 employees;
  • Doug Stewart, chief chaplain with Memorial Regional Health System in Belleville, Ill.

Two (2) continuing education units (CEUs) are available for those who register in advance and attend the entire webinar. To register, click here for this free webinar. Or for more information, click here

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