June 16, 2024


What is the purpose of the Evangelical Hospital Chaplain Inc. ministry?
The purpose of this ministry is to bring the love of Jesus Christ to people who are hurting physically, spiritually, or emotionally using the Bible to give us spiritual enlightenment and a deeper understanding of His Word. “I was sick and ye visited me” (Matthew 25:36b).

How can I get a visit from the Chaplain?
Upon admission to Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield you will be asked if you have a church affiliation. List your church and then ask the hospital admitting team to have Chaplain Randy VanDeLoo come for a visit. Pastor Randy will be given an electronic referral and will make every effort to come and see you.

Does Chaplain Randy only see Evangelicals?
Chaplain Randy will see any patient or family who is asking for a visit. Chaplain Randy has ministered to countless Catholics, Lutherans and many people without a denomination or church affiliation. Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)

What Churches support this ministry?
The Evangelical Hospital Chaplain Inc. ministry has been supported by the Assembly of God Churches, Baptist Churches, Independent Bible Churches, Christian Missionary Alliance Churches, Evangelical Covenant Churches, Evangelical Free Churches, Christian Reformed Churches, Independent Churches, Non-Denominational Churches, Bible Believing Free Methodist Churches, and Home Fellowship Churches.

What does it mean to be “Born Again” ?
In the Bible, Jesus Christ the Lord spoke to a religious leader of his day and said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye Must be born again.” (John 3: 3-7)

To paraphrase these verses, Jesus is saying that in order to get to Heaven we all need to be born of the Spirit of God by entering into a relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ and the “New Birth” that Christ is offering to those who believe in Him and what He did at Calvary’s Cross.

What does it mean to be “Saved”?
“That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotton Son of God.” (John 3:15-18)

Why is it important to be “Saved”?
In the above portion of Scripture from John 3: 15-18 it is clear that those who do not believe are condemned. Therefore, it is essential that to avoid condemnation in Hell we must be saved from going there. The Bible continually warns of a place called hell. There are over 162 references in the New Testament alone which warns of hell. Jesus Christ himself mentions hell over 70 times. In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus said, “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

How can I be “Saved”?
By receiving God’s exalted Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior, you can be saved and have God’s gift of eternal life. “He that hath the Son hath life.” I John 5:12

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hearth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” (John 5:24)

“Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13)

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10)

I’ve given my heart and life to Christ, What should I do next?
As believers in Christ and what He did for us at the Cross it is essential that you find other believers who have also received His gift of salvation. One of the most important things you can do is to find a Bible believing church that exalts Jesus Christ as LORD and then faithfully attend the preaching and worship services. “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Daily Bible reading, study, memorization, and meditation on the Word of God is another ingredient that builds our faith. “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Timothy 3:16 ). Free devotion guides like “Our Daily Bread” are available free through www.rbc.org

Praying to God the Father through the Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit is also an essential ingredient to have your faith grow. Praying is talking with God. Share your heart with the Lord; remember to thank Him for his gift of salvation, his boundless grace, unending mercy, His faithfulness to us, and answers to prayer. “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” (James 4:8a)