Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy has welcomed the three latest graduates from Carinity’s new certificate course in pastoral care.
Debbie, Myra and David were recently awarded a Certificate IV in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care.
The course, offered by Carinity and run by The Training Collaborative, is the first certificate course of its type in Queensland.
Between them, Debbie, Myra and David have more than 30 years’ experience serving as prison chaplains in correctional centres through Inside Out Prison Chaplaincy.
David says: “I believe chaplains are vital in prisons as each resident finds themself in a position where they often have the time and the inclination to seek help and support.
“More than ever, these people need a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on.”
Chaplaincy is experiencing a growth surge, with Carinity seeing a 10% increase in the take-up of chaplaincy positions over the past year.