FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is chaplaincy for?


Chaplaincy is for anyone. In a highly individualised world, where our connections to community and family have become fragmented, it can be hard to find people with whom to have those honest, deep and meaningful conversations, knowing that the other person really does support you. That’s the point of chaplaincy – support and a space with someone else to process life and work with your well-being in mind. See it as a confidential sanctuary in a fast paced and hectic world.




Is chaplaincy religious?


Media Chaplaincy New Zealand is a Christian service and our chaplains have a spirituality that is rooted in the Christian faith and worldview. Because of this they are sensitive to your spiritual wellbeing as well as your mental and emotional wellbeing. They have no agenda to convert you, it just means that there is a depth of conversation that can be had around spirituality alongside the rest of who you are if it’s appropriate for you.




What can I expect during a chaplaincy conversation?


You can expect to be listened to and heard. That may sound simple, but how often do you feel like you’re really being listened to on the issues of life that you truly want to talk about, and how often do you feel like the other person actually gets it? Chaplaincy is not counseling, but we believe there’s something significant that happens when we’re really heard by another human being. With that in mind you can expect some questions to give you space to talk and you can expect the chaplain to listen, to prompt and to explore the journey you’re on. It’s our hope that you’ll walk away feeling like you’re not alone and that you may have even found some equilibrium.




Who runs Media Chaplaincy New Zealand?


Media Chaplaincy New Zealand is a service of the Christian Broadcasting Association. Christian Broadcasting Association has a long history of supplying quality programming to many New Zealand broadcasting organisations. Media Chaplaincy New Zealand is donor funded and offered as a free gift for those who choose to use the services provided.




How can I support the work of Media Chaplaincy New Zealand?


The work of Media Chaplaincy New Zealand can be supported a number of ways.

  1. Financially. Media Chaplaincy New Zealand is a donor funded organisation. To give financial support just head to cba.org.nz/give and support our parent organisation, who enable us to do what we do.
  2. Prayer. If prayer is a value in your life, then we would appreciate your supportive prayers.
  3. Spread the word. The more people who know about us through positive word of mouth, the better.




Can we connect our newsroom with a chaplain?


Yes. Under health and safety regulations within New Zealand, organisations are responsible for the holistic well-being of their staff, not just for their physical well-being in the work place. The availability of Media Chaplaincy New Zealand enables media organisations to have a place to turn for the personal support of staff prior to the need for something like counseling. At no cost, the services of Media Chaplaincy New Zealand help media organisations to meet the obligations they have towards their staff. Because it is a free and confidential service we suggest simply making staff aware of its availability so they can access it as they see fit. The services of Media Chaplaincy New Zealand can also be suggested to specific staff during times of stress, change, or whenever a manager believes it could be helpful for an individual. Please get in touch if you are interested in exploring this further.