“First Responder To The First Responder And The Community They Serve”
“To promote positive and lasting relationships with first responders, their families, and the community by providing emotional and spiritual care and support when needed, through the training, education and partnering of chaplains and chaplain programs of other departments, churches and businesses within the community.”
No one is confronted with more situations that demoralize and create emotional, mental and spiritual burdens than today’s police officer and firefighter. These burdens can affect the first-responders family; other members of his or her department, as well as the community. Trained and ordained chaplains understand the unique environment of both the law enforcement officer and firefighter, and are able to provide guidance, comfort, counseling, and assistance when called upon.
Living Shield Ministries Mission is multi-faceted:
Living Shield Ministries bears witness to the love and power of God to law enforcement officers and firefighters, their families, non-sworn members of the department, and to the communities they serve by setting the highest exemplary standards in conduct and behavior.
Living Shield Ministries will provide a ministry of presence, compassion, support and counsel to men and women (sworn and non-sworn) of law enforcement and the fire service and their families, as well as the unfortunate victims of crime.
Living Shield Ministries will provide chaplain services to the citizens of the city of Riverside, local counties, the state of California and elsewhere when requested and when available. It will assist in times of loss, confusion, depression, or grief to people in their crisis situation.
Living Shield Ministries will provide emotional and spiritual support to all people, regardless of race, sex, creed, or religion.
Living Shield Ministries will provide training on a regular basis within the city of Riverside, as well as various communities throughout the State of California for the purpose of training up chaplains for community service and trauma response.
Living Shield Ministries will provide the following chaplaincy services: response to critical incidents (when requested), death notifications, crisis intervention, grief counseling, pastoral crisis intervention, biblical instruction, family support, funerals, memorials, weddings, invocation and benedictions.
Living Shield Ministries will partner with other chaplain corps throughout the United States in times of crisis when invited or requested.
Living Shield Ministries hopes to advance the cause of Jesus Christ in the lives and hearts of all those with whom the ministry comes in contact by being the hands, feet and mouthpiece of the Lord.