Chaplain Al Worthley: Outside the four walls of the church (1/11/04)
...As a pastor, Al Worthley felt strongly about the need to reach his community.His
calling eventually led him to prison chaplaincy, a field in which he
served for 22 years.Worthley ministered at federal prisons in Leavenworth, Kan.; Texarkana, Texas; and Springfield, Mo.; and eventually served as assistant director of chaplaincy for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.Last year he was appointed director of chaplaincy for the Assemblies of God.Worthley spoke recently with Assistant Editor Ashli O'Connell about the latest opportunities in chaplaincy ministry.
: There are so many exciting things.
: Some forms of chaplaincy only have chaplains who do what I call incarnational chaplaincy, meaning they are a part of the particular culture.
: I am praying that the Lord would lead people into several new areas of chaplaincy.
: Chaplaincy is one of the secrets of the Assemblies of God