EZRA Chaplaincy is a nondenominational Christian service which adheres to the three ancient documents of the early church: The Apostles’ Creed; The Nicene Creed; and The Athanasian Creed.
In particular, EZRA Chaplaincy affirms:
- The Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible as the inspired and authoritative Word of God;
- One God eternally existent as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
- The deity of Jesus Christ, His incarnation, His atoning death, and His resurrection;
- The uniqueness and value of every individual as created in the image of God;
- Humankind’s fall into sin and the resulting depravity of the human race;
- Salvation by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit;
- One Holy Catholic Church, the body of Christ, consisting of all believers; and
- The second coming of Jesus Christ in glory, to judge the living and the dead.
“I was strengthened as the Hand of the Lord my God was upon me.” Ezra 7:28
Ezra, whose name means “God is our Helper,” was a notable leader who acted as a Chaplain in Old Testament antiquity. He was especially committed to enhancing worship, emotional stability, and social equity. EZRA Chaplaincy strives to enhance the spiritual, emotional and social well-being of individuals and families today, through:
- prayer and caring acceptance
- active listening and skilled counselling
- holistic ministry to people of all faiths
- complementing employment and family assistance programs
- supporting occupational health and safety
Working in cooperation with industry, the Church, and other agencies, and operating under the authority of EZRA’s Board of Directors, this ministry complements the Church in presenting God’s love to a hurting and challenging world. EZRA strives to represent God’s love to workers and their families nurturing people’s spiritual and emotional condition through deep connection and relationship, thereby improving overall health and well-being.
This ministry believes people need the Lord and seeks to encourage faith in Jesus Christ. It does not advocate changes in denominational affiliation.
Encouragement of faith and community harmony
Zeal in promotion of spiritual and emotional wellness
Restoration of relationships while respecting dignity
Affirmation of family values