The CBC Health Board Chaplaincy is a Christian Chaplaincy, which is a specialized category of Christian ministry. We speak of CHRISTIAN Chaplaincy as an expression of the ministry which has been entrusted to the church by Jesus Christ. The church through her chaplains proclaims Christ’s presence in a broken world.
The Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board seeks to assist in the provision of care to all who need it as an expression of Christian love and as a means of witness in order that they may be brought to God through Jesus Christ. Thus, the Health Board shall provide exemplary health care with genuine compassion, with overriding purpose of evangelical witness. In compliance with this mission statement, the Chaplaincy was born. Each Chaplain strives to maintain a safe, confidential and supportive environment in which healing and wholeness can occur.
To speak of Chaplaincy is to acknowledge a special form of ministry carried out in a unique manner and offered in an inter-disciplinary team. Chaplaincy partakes of two fold dynamics. On the one hand, the Chaplain sees those to whom he ministers to as Christ would have done. On the other hand, the Chaplain’s goal is to allow others to see Christ in him. It is in these dynamics that the giftedness for ministry and the activities of ministry flow. In a nut shell, the Chaplaincy ministry embraces the mystery of the meaning of life, with its suffering and grief; and enables the process of transformation, celebration and new sense of hope to emerge through proper spiritual assessment.