Chaplain resources

  • Disrupted: Finding God In Illness and Loss, Virgil Fry
  • Batten Down The Hatches, Pat Scott
  • Disappointment with God, Phillip Yancey
  • Good Grief, Granger E. Westberg
  • Listening and Caring Skills, John Savage
  • Living Through Personal Crisis, Ann Kaiser Stearns
  • On Death and Dying, Elisabeth Kubler Ross, M.D.



  • HeartLight (Positive resources for daily Christian living)
  • Lifeline Chaplaincy (Providing compassionate support to the seriously ill, their families and caregivers, and to being an educational resource for crisis ministry.)
  • (Help from professional health care chaplains for everyone – whoever you are, whatever you believe.)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the United States’ largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building
    better lives for the millions affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and
    build a community for hope for all of those in need.)
  • Chaplain Referral Tool (This tool was developed for use in military situations to
    determine if referral to a professional chaplain is warranted. It is valuable outside the military as well.)


Visiting the Sick

  • Making Hospital Visits, Jim Hughes,, © 2009 (available by permission)



  • The NU Chaplain, in association with Lifeline Chaplaincy, is available to provide three hour to three day training sessions at your location on the general subject of “Ministry to Persons in Illness and Loss”.
    Topics include: Loss and Crisis, Listening Strategies and Communication Skills, Perceptions, “Why Me?”, Grief and Grieving, Spiritual Distress, Effective Hospital Ministry, etc.
  • Professional chaplaincy organizations: APC and CPE training
  • Lay training organizations such as Stephen Ministries & Lifeline Chaplaincy

    Contact the NU Chaplain for details. Email - Allen Thyssen, Chaplain (Expense funding is required.)

Email - Allen Thyssen, Chaplain