Over the years I have had many conversations with peace officers, firefighters and people in the community about faith. I discovered long ago that most people I talk to have some kind of faith or belief in God. Many “used to go church” or grew up with some religious influence. A majority of these people will confide that they did not enjoy “church” or worse yet, had a very bad experience. We all know that you do not have to go to church to find God or have a relationship with Him.
I am a Christian chaplain which only means I believe in God through a relationship with Jesus Christ. But God is the God of all mankind. Chaplain work involves working with people with all kinds of notions about God, even those who may be athiests. We are called to engage every person we relate to with grace and sincerity while respecting their views on God or any other subject.