Apply the art of coordination.
Using correct procedures.
Ministry with Other Chaplains Problem Scenarios.
The six problem scenarios which are provided below will give you the
opportunity to examine some real life situations and consider how you would
handle the situations.
After you have read the scenarios, refer to the
guidelines for effective team ministry, the principles of collegiality and
teamwork, and decide what strategy you would use to respond to the
SCENARIO NUMBER ONE:
You are the battalion chaplain for the 1-15 Infantry Battalion of the 2d
Your battalion commander, LTC John Jones, wants you to plan a
marriage enrichment retreat for soldiers and spouses of the battalion.
Being possessive of your time and energy, he wants the retreat to be solely
a function of the 1-15 Infantry.
Your brigade chaplain, on the other hand, is trying to build a team among
the four chaplains of the brigade. He is interested in having all battalion
chaplains participate in planning, implementing and inviting all soldiers
and spouses to attend.
Consider the dilemma in which you find yourself.
solutions which will satisfy the needs of all parties concerned. Devise a
solution that strengthens team ministry.
How do issues such as, command
SCENARIO NUMBER TWO:
You are a battalion chaplain in a four-battalion brigade in Europe.
plan a spiritual pilgrimage to Rome for your battalion to view the religious
sites. Two weeks before the trip occurs you find that another chaplain in
the brigade is also planning a unit trip to Rome during the same month.
Both trips are having difficulty filling available spaces.
Identify the problems in this brigade chapel section.
What are some
communication play? How can you be a change agent to build a more effective
unit ministry team?