Broadview Village – The Salvation Army

Spiritual and Religious Care (SPARC)

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Broadview Village strives to support spiritual care for all persons. This support is extended to all residents/participants and the significant people in their lives, the staff and volunteers. 

Meet our Spiritual Care Team:

Major Christine Johnston

Major Christine Johnston

As a Salvation Army Officer, Major Christine Johnston has served as a Chaplain in developmental services since 2011 and is now enjoying the role Director of Spiritual & Religious Care. Major Christine is responsible for support at some of our Residences. She is also the Alternative Chaplain if an assigned Chaplain is not available.

Chaplain Rajeev

Chaplain Rajeev

Since 2013, Rajeev has served among people with disability in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Throughout the course of his career with different agencies, Rajeev has directly served the community in a variety of roles. Rajeev has joined the Spiritual and Religious Care team with a passion to see people are connected to their Creator and to be heard well!

Captain June

Captain June

Captain June, along with her husband Brian has been a Salvation Army Officer since 2012. Before coming to Broadview in July 2021 she served as a Chaplain for 5 years in Corrections and Justice in Winnipeg. She enjoys crocheting, other crafts, and walking her two dogs. She loves God, praying, reading Scripture and listening to Gospel music.

The following prayer demonstrates our mission:

“Lord, please help me to strengthen their voices, bodies and minds, to express their feelings and control them sometimes, to explore what’s near and venture afar, but most important to love who they are.”
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A Teacher's Prayer
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The Spiritual & Religious Care Department exists to care for the whole person.

As a community we uphold the values of inclusion, dignity, humility and grace for all people in the way we…

Love one another...

"I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, so you must love each other.”
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Jesus
John 13:34

Serve one another...

“And serve each other according to the gift each person has received …”
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Peter
1 Peter 4:10

Pray for and with one another...

“...confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
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James
James 5:16

Supports for our clients, residents, participants, and staff.

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Group Bible Studies

Each Community Day Program and Residential Program offers a scheduled Bible study/lesson. Participants are engaged in discussion, prayer, activities and music.

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Individual Bible Lessons

As requested, Chaplains are available to facilitate individual lessons for those who require a quiet and calm atmosphere.

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Grief and Loss Support Groups

Support Groups are scheduled as needed for people who have recently experienced loss of any kind. These groups are limited to 6–8 individuals.

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Special Occasions

Worship services, celebrations and seasonal activities are scheduled for occasions such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Notice of events are communicated via email and posters.

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Visitation

The Chaplaincy team is available to visit individuals for spiritual counselling, emotional support, prayer, or relationship building. All discussions are strictly confidential.

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Hospital Visitation

Chaplains are available to visit participants, residents, staff and their families during times of hospitalisation.

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Life Milestones

Each of the Broadview Chaplains are Ordained clergy with The Salvation Army and are able to officiate events such as weddings, funerals, memorials, infant/child dedications and blessings.

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Referral Services

Chaplains will make referrals as requested for individuals who need further counsel or have needs specific to their desired faith expression.

Times of crisis and isolation are a challenge to us all. But it is never a challenge to our faith. See below for some exciting initiatives  from The Salvation Army Broadview Village’s Spiritual and Religious Care Team!

Try out our Virtual Spiritual and Religious Care Support Offerings for Everyone

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Presence to Participation: The Spirit is Not Disabled - Webinar Series

Each webinar focuses on experts in the field of disability ministry, from both outside and internally to the Salvation Army, from around the world. We also hear from those who have personal lived experience with disability. 

Major Shelley Kerr (Divisional Headquarters, Bermuda) and Major Christine Johnston (Broadview Village) have both been involved in ministry with people with disabilities for a few years. They have both come to recognize that people with disability, who are often seen as those with needs actually have much to offer our faith communities. Throughout the past few years Shelley and Christine both have developed a growing passion to see all people, regardless of their ability, fully engaged in our Corps and other ministry units. In Christine’s own life experience, she has discovered that her disabilities may cause some limitations and challenges but they are also a gift of God that allow her to minister effectively and often from a unique standpoint.

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Presence to Participation, the Journey Continues

We are excited to inform you that the Presence to Participation: The Spirit is Not Disabled webinar series is returning this October!

 Every Thursday in October, we will have a new presentation from 12PM – 1.30PM EST.

This next chapter in Presence to Participation will be focused on: Community, Welcoming, Belonging, and Inclusion.

More details will come later in the summer, including who is presenting, when and how to register.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this next step on this important journey!

Virtual Spiritual and Religious Care Support Offerings for Staff and Residents Only

Worship at Home

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