“Chaplains steady the soul, when head and heart are under pressure”
“In the workplace, Chaplains show that there is ‘more to life'”
“Workplace Chaplains practise a ministry of awakening“
CIGB is a team of Workplace Chaplains. We support working people to have confidence and trust in changing times. As Economic Chaplaincy Missioners, we work for God’s Common Good in Birmingham and Solihull.
Interested in becoming a Voluntary Workplace Chaplain?
Thinking about how to connect Faith and Work, and support people at work?
The next Birmingham 6 wk Chaplaincy Training Course starts February 5
Chaplaincy offers support and witness. Chaplains give time and care. Workplace staff come to us for confidential listening, and friendly relationship independent of their workplace. Through our mission, we witness to hope and faith. Chaplains help organisations to think beyond the normal boundaries. Our growing base of volunteer chaplains shows that Christians recognise the challenges of working life.
Chaplaincy stories are available on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CIGB1
For christians and people of other faiths in the workplace, our chaplains support their ‘discipleship at work’. For people of any or no faith, we empower and encourage. Chaplaincy is part of the church’s ‘Journeying Out with Jesus’.
Chaplaincy is a ‘Very Modern Ministry’ according to a report by Theos.
Although our main activity is chaplaincy to workplaces, we also act in partnership with churches to respond in discipleship to issues of jobs, money and fair working practices.
We run a regular Chaplaincy Training Course which offers Christians a chance to explore making sense of their faith in a work environment, and an Introduction to Birmingham Training Day to help Church organisers connect their theology with major public policy issues in Birmingham. For a list of where our current 50+ chaplaincies are based see here.
Chaplaincy sponsored by the Churches of Birmingham and Solihull
The Presidents of CIGB are the leaders of Birmingham Churches Together (birminghamchurches.org.uk).
The CIGB chaplaincy team has members from the different denominations of church in Birmingham and Solihull. CIGB also works with individual church communities in working for a faithful local economies in their areas. We receive financial support from Church denominations for our work, and this support is matched by donations from a number of businesses.
For an impression of urban chaplaincy, read here a Mission Matters report on Methodist town centre chaplaincy projects in the UK.