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The Ministry of Presence Institute (MPI) is a non-profit 501(3)c and exists to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of those most often forgotten. We do this through our chaplaincy programs who volunteer in the communities where we live, love, work, and play.
The Institute provides learning opportunities regardless of religious affiliation, gender, race, sexual orientation, or educational level. We serve those of all faiths and beliefs, or those with none. MPI is non-denominational.
We are community centered and strive towards excellence in cultural competence. We recognize the expression of spirit through nature and the expressive arts. MPI considers spiritual and emotional enrichment as the energy that drives body, mind and spirit. MPI serves diverse and under served communities and especially focuses on elders, the LGBT communities, the homeless, and veterans bearing the spiritual injury of war.
The Ministry of Presence meets people where they are. The Institute provides learning opportunities regardless of religious affiliation, gender, race or orientation. We serve those of all faiths and beliefs.
MPI, being community centric, strives toward excellence in cultural competence and recognizes the expression of spirit through nature and the expressive arts. MPI considers spiritual and emotional enrichment as the energy that drives body, mind and spirit. MPI serves diverse and underserved communities.
The Ministry of Presence Institute is committed to:
Require high standards for ministerial competence in training and professional programs and services.
Recognize Ministers of Presence who demonstrate professional depth and breadth in their calling to serve others.
Build community by building relationships with our members and by being responsive to the their needs. Building relationships are the mortar of our MPI.
Offer continuing learning and educational opportunities for professional and personal development.
Cultivate an egalitarian culture of dialogue, transparency and communication.
Encouraged members to seek peer and professional consultation in order to receive the support so needed for all helpers. Consultation fosters quality care and self learning.
Collaborate with an interdisciplinary orientation wherever possible
Emphasize relational, meaning-based approaches to processes in all areas where possible.
Ministerial competence, community, continuing learning and consultation, give vitality to our mission and deepens our interdisciplinary ministry. The MPI also honors and has signed the Charter for Compassion and walks the talk.
The Ministry of Presence is a program of the Diocese of Chaplaincy Service.
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