The work of community chaplains is another expression of chaplaincy ministry.  Adventist community chaplains perform a vital ministry to the greater communities in which Adventists have presence. Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries believes this is a primary method that follows Christ’s way of reaching people.
“Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, “Follow Me.”
“There is need of coming close to the people by personal effort. If less time were given to sermonizing, and more time were spent in personal ministry, greater results would be seen. The poor are to be relieved, the sick cared for, the sorrowing and the bereaved comforted, the ignorant instructed, the inexperienced counseled. We are to weep with those that weep, and rejoice with those that rejoice.”– Ministry of Healing, page 143.