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THE TUFF SERVICES MINISTRIES™    
                                        

Certified Interfaith Pastoral Counseling, Coaching and Trauma Relief Service

 
 
 

About The Ministry

 
Welcome to TUFF Services Ministries, an interfaith (non-denominational) ministry. Christianity is our chosen foundational path and we believe that Jesus Christ is our higher power and saviour. But, you may have a different belief system. We are not here to judge, convert, change, influence or even persuade you to change your own current belief system. We are here however, to provide tools and resources to support you, so you can improve your own spiritual connection and create more of an intimate relationship between you and your higher power. Our organization exists entirely on the fees received from our annual memberships, tools and resources provided and by the proceeds received from our on-line website store. Our ministry provides many community outreach programs and the following are those currently being offered:

  • Addiction "After Care' Social Services Program (Assist Sobriety and Re-entry Into the World)
  • Certified Pastoral Interfaith Counseling (Individual *One-on-One sessions* and Group)
  • Corporate Spiritual Care Program (Creating a More Valuable and Productive Employee)
  • Critical Incident Chaplain Services (First Responder Trauma & Stress Management & Incident Debriefing)
  • Disaster Readiness and Preparedness Training (Creating Disaster Plans, Training and Workshops)
  • Licensed Wedding Officiant (Nevada Licensed Ordained Minister/Chaplain)
  • Life Coaching Services (Interfaith Approach Providing Tools and Resources For Life Growth) 
  • Mental Health Classes & Workshops (Suicide Awareness, Prevention & Postvention)
  • Motivational Speaking (Several Topics Of Training Regarding: Resilience, Self-Confidence and Support)
  • Wedding Planning Services (Complete Wedding Event Creation and Production)

The TUFF Services Ministries is officially chartered and it's existence is validated as an independent ministry, through the National Association Of Christian Ministers. We are committed to strengthen confidence in every part of your life and to encourage personal and spiritual growth, through many resources that are spiritually rooted, culturally relevant and highly practical.

TUFF Services Ministries are approved and are active members of: The American Association Of Christian Counselors and The International Christian Coaching Association, The Nevada Cancer Coalition, The Billy Graham Foundation -Hope For America, Our Journey Of Hope -Cancer Treatments Centers Of America, The Nevada Coalition For Suicide Prevention, The National Association Of Christian Ministers, The Cancer Action Network and we work with Christianity Today, Christianbook.Com, Psychology Today, and many other organizations, for much of our religious media and book material resources, training and educational materials.

The TUFF Services Ministries supports absolute freedom of religion as it pertains to peaceful, non-fraudulent activity that does not infringe on the rights of others. No one is excluded from our organization. Spiritual growth and enlightenment thrives in an atmosphere of real freedom. Jesus taught that all other teachings and doctrine can be summarized by the admonition to: "Love God with all your heart," and to "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matt. 22)
 
 

Rev. Bryan Ostaszewski

"Ordained Minister, Chaplain and Certified Counselor & Life Coach"



Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski, is an Ordained interfaith (non-denominational) Christian Minister and Ordained Chaplain. He has been involved in religious-theology practices and studies for over 30 years and has additional education and experience with many different religions and has obtained his study certification with the NACM Theological Mentor Program. He is a Certified Pastoral trained Counselor providing: Marriage, Family, Spiritual, Grief and General Life Guidance. He is a Motivational Speaker, a Certified Christian Life Coach, a Certified and trained Wedding Planner, a Consultant and Special Events Coordinator, and is also a Nevada State Licensed Wedding Officiant.  And as an Ordained Chaplain, he provides services to local hospitals, rehabilitation and hospice facilities in the Southern Nevada area and has successfully received  his certified chaplain training through: 

  • NACM -The National Association Of Christian Ministers
  • Messages Of Faith Ministry (Ordained Chaplain)  

Reverend Bryan is currently on the Messages Of Faith (Chaplaincy Nevada) Chaplain Advisory Board, under the guidance of the Board Of Directors. Rev. Bryan Ostaszewski is also a published author, participating in the "Faith Is" publication, a chaplaincy collaborative effort through the direction of MOFM. (Messages Of Faith Ministries), Chaplaincy Nevada. Referend Bryan has also completed one accredited and nationally certified CPE unit (Clinical Pastoral Education). He looks to continue his clinical education and obtain 4 additional units, for his board certification.

He has been trained and certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid "YMHFA", where he provides initial help to young people experiencing mental health problems such as: depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders. And he has been further trained and certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, which is endorsed by the National Council For Behavioral Health, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Reverend Bryan has been trained, certified and has become a MASTER "ASIST" Instructor -(Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) and has also received training and certification as a "SafeTALK" Instructor -(Suicide Alertness), "CALM" -(Counseling On Access To Lethal Means) and Nevada Suicide Prevention "Gatekeeper" training.  Reverend Bryan has also, been certified and trained as a "Shield Of Care" Instructor, which is an 8-hour program that teaches Juvenile Justice Staff strategies to prevent suicide in their correctional facility environment. Reverend Bryan has also had extensive training in Domestic Violence and Abuse, as well as with Substance Abuse.  

**Over 1,000+ hours of: Mental Health First Aid, Suicide Awareness, Suicide Prevention and Suicide Intervention skills training provided to our community.**

Reverend Bryan has been trained, certified and commissioned by the "Our Journey Of Hope" Pastoral Department of the Cancer Treatment Centers Of America for Biblically-Based Cancer Care Ministry Leadership. He has also obtained CPR, AED, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogen (AHA-OSHA) and extensive Psychological  First Aid training Certification. He is the founder of: The United Fellowship Of Faith, TUFF Services Ministries, the TUFF Cancer Care Ministry and the TUFF Suicide Prevention Ministry. Reverend Bryan has also received his certification in the accredited study of: Criminology, Profiling and Forensic Science. And he has had extensive Active Shooter Preparedness and Response training.

Reverend Bryan has also established two support groups: "Tuff Support Of Hope" created for Cancer patients and their family's and "Arms Of Support," created for family and friends who have lost their loved ones to suicide. The "Arms Of Support" group is also listed as part of the 211 Nevada Resource Database. (2-1-1 Nevada, a program of the: Financial Guidance Center, is committed to helping Nevada citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, their goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs.)

He has also received certified training from the American Red Cross as a Disaster Responder, in the following areas: Disaster Assistance Team (DAT), Disaster Assessment, Disaster Caseworker, Disaster Sheltering and Management, Psychological First Aid, Response To Aviation Disasters, Mass Casualty Disasters, Response To Weapons Of Mass Destruction/Terrorism and the Disaster Leadership Immersion Program. 

Reverend Bryan has provided Spiritual Care needs for the clients at WestCare Nevada, through their Chaplain Spiritual Care Program. WestCare provides a wide spectrum of health and human services in both residential and outpatient environments. Their services include: substance abuse and addiction treatment, homeless and runaway shelters, domestic violence treatment and prevention and mental health programs. These services are available to adults, children, adolescents and families within our community. 

Reverend Bryan has received training and certification in Opioid Overdose Prevention, Recognition and Response and the usage and application of Narcan. Narcan is the brand name for naloxone, an opioid antagonist medication used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. He has also completed his 10 hour national certification SBIRT training (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral To Treatment) for drug, tobacco and alcohol addictions. 

Reverend Bryan has also become an active member of the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Nevada..The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a committed and available reserve of active, inactive and retired health care professionals and others who can be rapidly mobilized to strengthen our medical response capability during local emergencies. The MRC was created by our local community for our local community.This organization is monitored and maintained by: The Southern Nevada Health District.

And Reverend Bryan has received trauma intervention training through "TIP" (Trauma Intervention Program Of Southern Nevada) Volunteer. TIP is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need. For over 20 years, well-trained citizen volunteers are called to emergency scenes to assist family members, witnesses and other bystanders directly on-scene, during the investigations.

Reverend Bryan has been trained and certified as a Disaster Emergency Response Chaplain, to serve in an environment of disaster relief service and response. There are few areas of mission services that require greater spiritual sensitivity and more rapid response to human need than a disaster. The certification has been acknowledged and recognized by CFMI, FEMA and the Homeland Crisis Institute. The Homeland Crisis Institute is an approved CEU provider for the Texas Department of State Health Services for the following: The Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists. Reverend Bryan has also received basic certified training through the Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Citizens Academy/Fire Corps Program, Class of 2016. And he has received 40 hours of training in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.

Reverend Bryan is a trained and certified member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's "RECAP" Division. (Rebuilding Every City Around Peace) A division to enhance outreach, prevention and intervention efforts of the AC Community and Faith Based and Community Outreach Coalitions through many activities. Some of which provide support and healing with tragic events that  may occur, that shock and affect the safety and security of the community, as a whole.

And Reverend Bryan, in his continued dedication to serve in times of crisis/disaster through continued professional development and completion of independent study through FEMA -The Emergency Management Institute, part of the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security, has successfully received certified training in the following courses:

  • IS-100.b -Introduction To Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-100.hcb -Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) for Healthcare & Hospitals
  • IS-100.sca -Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) for Schools
  • IS-200.b -ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
  • IS-230.d -Fundamentals Of Emergency Response
  • IS-317 -Introduction To Community Emergency Response Teams
  • IS-366 -Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters
  • IS-368 -Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations
  • IS-505 -Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster
  • IS-700.a -National Incident Management Systems (NIMS)
  • IS-800.b -National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • IS-907 -Active Shooter: What You Can Do
  • IS-909 -Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone

(These courses are National Incident Management System/Independent Study Program compliant and meets the NIMS Baseline Training requirements)

Reverend Bryan Ostaszewski provides the following "Critical Incident Disaster" responsibilities:


  • Provide pastoral services to a variety of victims and team members from different denominations, including family counseling and spiritual guidance services.
  • Provide pastoral counseling as an integral part of intervention, grief counseling and bereavement support in response to disasters.
  • Provide pastoral support services to the responders and survivors and loved ones of deceased victims.
  • And provides a link between disaster response teams, victims, next of kin, concerned community members and outside pastoral care community; conduct religious services for living and deceased victims, survivors, families, friends, team members and community members related to disaster preparation, response and recovery.

Reverend Bryan has also completed his Chaplain hours of In-house Class-Lab Training, earning a Clinical Pastoral Training Certificate for: (Academy Religious Study Hours: 394 and Field Hours: 903.75) for a total of 1,297.75 training hours, in the scope of the following curriculum of study):

  • Basic Chaplaincy & Ordination
  • Science: Study of Mind & Behavior
  • Intro to CPE: Psychology, Science & Faith
  • Mental Health
  • Addiction
  • Rehabilitation
  • *Counseling
  • Spiritual & Secular Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Grief & Loss
  • End Of Life
  • *Theology

  • *Foundation Theology & Ministry
  • The Bible & Christianity
  • Christian Roles & Major Religions
  • Studies & Concepts Of Religion
  • *Pastoral care
  • Ministry Of Presence, Church/Body Of Christ
  • Hospitals & Hospice, Policies & Procedures
  • Clinical Outreach & Services, Case Study
  • Pastoral Care, Traditions, Sacraments

Reverend Bryan has also created and founded the: Critical Incident Chaplain services program (part of his TUFF Services Ministry), which is an interfaith ministry of presence and the arm of Emergency Ministries in Southern Nevada. The division provides Chaplaincy services to Chaplains and other Clergy, Military Personnel, EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement and Dispatch agencies, "on-scene" and “behind scene” activities, in hospitals and hospice facilities, with an emphasis on critical incident stress assistance. The division assists those heroes, who have a passion and calling to assist others in these agencies that may be in crisis. The focus is on breaking the silence, and asking the tough questions, while being sensitive to the fact suicidal thoughts come with intense feelings of shame and guilt.


Reverend Bryan has also had training and certification with CISM training (Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing and Defusing training). CISM is a method of helping first responders and others who have been involved with events that leave them emotionally and/or physically affected by those incidents.  CISM is a process that enables peers to help their peers understand problems that might occur after an event.  This process also helps people prepare to continue to perform their services or in some cases return to a normal lifestyle.

In addition, Reverend Bryan has also received certified CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training, developed by the Citizen Corps, that is administered by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), within the Department Of Homeland Security. CERT Training includes: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Team Organization, Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism and Disaster Psychology.

He performs and conducts many services throughout the country and the local community. Overall these services include:

  • Baptisms, Blessings (infant or child, dedications, home or business)
  • Cancer Care Ministry  **Chartered, Trained & Commissioned**
  • Cancer Support Group- "Support Of Hope" 
  • Chaplain Services & Advanced Training Facilitator  **Certified, Trained & Ordained**
  • Cleanings and Banishing
  • Confessions and Prayer Support
  • Christian Life Counseling **Pastoral Trained & Certified**
  • Domestic Violence and Abuse **Trained**
  • Funerals and Grief Counseling **Pastoral Trained & Certified**
  • Hospice and Bereavement Support  **Pastoral Trained**
  • Hospital Chaplain Visitation  **Pastoral Trained & Certified**
  • Life and Spiritual Coaching **Pastoral Trained & Certified**
  • Marriage Ceremonies **Nevada State Certified & Licensed**
  • Marriage and Family Counseling **Pastoral Trained & Certified**
  • Motivational Speaker and Adviser
  • Notary Services **Nevada State Certified & Licensed**
  • Outreach Programs
  • Substance Abuse (Drug and Alcohol)  **Trained**
  • Suicide Prevention Ministry **Chartered, Trained & Certified**
  • Suicide Prevention "ASIST" Training **Certified Instructor**
  • Suicide Prevention "SafeTalk" Training **Certified Instructor**
  • Suicide Prevention "SuicideTalk" Training **Certified Instructor**
  • Suicide Prevention "Shield Of Care" Training **Certified Instructor**
  • Suicide Support Group- "Arms Of Support" 
  • Wedding Planning **Trained & Certified**
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training **Certified Instructor**



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