Ministry tools

Adopt-A-Chaplain - Adopts chaplains and their families
www.adopt-a-chaplain.org
  •  adopts chaplains and their families, prays for and communicates with them regularly
  •  sends care packages to chaplains serving in the Middle East to be distributed to the troops to build morale

Alpha for the Military - Alpha Course, Marriage Course
www.alphausa.org
  •  desires to help and serve you in any way we can to run Alpha courses and their
  derivatives on your ship, at your base or in your unit wherever in the world that might
  be
  •  resources include: The Alpha Course, The Marriage Course

American Bible Society
http://www.americanbible.org/bible-ministry/armed-services/engage-your-strengths
Working in a unique partnership with Gallup Faith Practice, Engage Your Strengths™ blends Gallup's StrengthsFinder™ assessment and coaching with biblical foundations and extended Scripture engagement. As men and women refine and practice their strengths, they will be equipped to consistently achieve excellence and maximize their God-given talents.

http://www.americanbible.org/bible-ministry/armed-services/god-understands-series
God Understands - Scripture Portions Providing Hope and Comfort from God’s Word - American Bible Society desires to provide meaningful Scripture resources that will positively minister to Veterans and their families. American Bible Society and the National Chaplain Center have listened to VA chaplains' needs to reach Veterans and together they decided that a series of booklets, each focusing upon one of the eight spiritual injuries in the Spiritual Injury Scale used by VA chaplains, would be extremely helpful. These themed booklets provide scriptural guidance for Veterans, their families, and also assist chaplains as they minister. Each booklet addresses one of the following spiritual injuries: anger, grief, doubt, guilt, fear of death, a sense that life is unfair, hopelessness, and meaninglessness.  The God Understands series has impacted the lives of people from all walks of life and can be ordered individually or in a boxed set of eight booklets. 

  • Currently in print format
  • For counseling and pastoral training
  • Appropriate for PTSD and small group ministry

http://www.americanbible.org/bible-ministry/armed-services/military-e100
E100 for Service Members and Chaplains If you are an Active duty, Reserve, or National Guard Servicemember or Chaplain, this is your place to engage God’s Word. Here you will find on-line resources that will enable you to read through or listen to essential passages in the Bible, all while tracking your progress. Chaplains have access to sermon outlines, small group studies and other great tools.

http://www.americanbible.org/bible-ministry/armed-services/scripture-provision
Due to the generosity of our amazing donors, American Bible Society is able to offer FREE Scripture resources to all military members and veterans — including shipping!

Chaplains, Chaplain Assistants and Religious Program Specialists - To order resources for your troops or Veterans, please e-mail Provisions@AmericanBible.org

Bullet Proof Faith booklet
website
Bullet Proof Faith by Chaplain Jeff Struecker is available at no cost.
To order these please contact Dr. Bill Buck at Buck Publishing Company,
2409 Vestavia Dr, Birmingham, AL, 35216 or at (205) 979-2296(205) 979-2296(205) 979-2296(205) 979-2296(205) 979-2296(205) 979-2296(205) 979-2296(205) 979-2296.

Cru Military (Military Ministry) - Provides Christian resources for the chaplain
www.militaryministry.org
  •  provides Christian resources to assist military chaplains
  •  Chaplains may obtain a free copy of The Combat Healing Trauma
  •  Chaplain Retreats - Helping to care for the caregiver. Contact Military Ministry for retreat dates.
  •  Rapid Deployment Kits - RDKs are available to U.S. Military Commanders, Chaplains, and those working directly with the Chaplain’s office. Kit includes: Our Daily Bread Military Devotional and a New Testament, Psalms & Proverbs Bible (Good News Translation)
  •  Chaplains Boxes - Boxes contain a variety of books, videos and other items for use or distribution in chapel or  any way you like! The contents of Chaplains Boxes can change over time due to availability. Chaplains may receive one  Chaplains Box at no cost.  Included materials may be available in quantity. Some items require purchase.   Donations are alway welcome. Some of the contents include: Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK), The Combat Healing Trauma  ManualPsalm 91: God's Shield of Protection, an In Touch Ministries solar-powered audio player with 80 sermons from Dr. Charles Stanley, etc.
  •  A Call to Prayer for a Nation at War by White Stone is available at no cost.

Some other resources include:
  • Spiritual Solutions for PTSD: The Combat Healing Trauma Manual, When War Comes Home, Care and Counsel for Combat Trauma (Certificate training program)
  • Military Marriage Seminars
  • Finding God in the PTSD Battle devotional

E-100 Chaplain's Kit - American Bible Society Armed Services Ministry
http://www.bibles.com/abs-armed-services-ministry-e-100-chaplain-s-kit.html
  •  The E100 Chaplains’ Kit has all the tools you need to help others begin and complete their E100 journey. Whether it is helping individuals get started with the E100 Planner, leading groups on a weekly journey with the Group Discussion Guide or using the Sermon Outlines to help construct a weekly service that dives deeper into the truths of that week’s Scripture readings, this kit is a must have for any Chaplain. Each kit contains the following: 25 – E100 Planners 1 – Quickstart Guide 1 – Group Discussion Guide 1 – Chaplains’ Resource DVD, which includes: · Sermon Outlines · Personal Reflection Guide · Group Discussion Guide · Quickstart Guide · All 100 Audio Recordings of the E100 passages 

Faith Deployed
www.jocelyngreen.com
  • Chaplain, I want you to know about a valuable resource just for military wives. I’m the author of Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives (Moody Publishers 2008), which I wrote with the help of 14 other Christian military wives from every branch of service. This book is a first-of-its-kind collection of inspiring devotions addressing the stressful lifestyle military families face.

  • If you would like a free copy of Faith Deployed and/or its sequel, Faith Deployed...Again, to review (one per chaplain, please), email me (jocelyn@jocelyngreen.com) with your mailing address. Click here to learn more

Force Ministries
www.forceministries.com
  • Welcome to the Force Ministries “After God’s Own Heart” series! This video series is unique in the fact that it will address topics that members of an armed forces or law enforcement organization face from a Biblical viewpoint.

Frontline Faith Players for Catholic Troops
http://frontlinefaithproject.org/
The FRONTLINE FAITH™ Project delivers compact MP3 players preloaded with spiritual content, especially as it pertains to military service, to members of our armed forces currently deployed or returning from deployment, with special emphasis on injured troops and troops stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The FRONTLINE FAITH Players include an audio rendition of the Mass; various homilies; prayers j...ust for those serving, including a recitation of the Rosary; Christian music; prayers from children; and testimonies from soldiers about the struggles and victories of their faith journeys.

• There are more than 300,000 Catholic troops currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our goal is to provide an MP3 player to each and every one of those service men and women as well as their families.

• Initial distribution for the players targets injured troops in military hospitals and wounded transition units and troops currently deployed or preparing for deployment.

• Distribution of the players has been arranged through the assistance of the Archbishop for the Military Services and the 281 military chaplain/priests serving his archdiocese throughout the world.

Guideposts - Inspirational publications
www.guidepostsfoundation.org/military-outreach
  • Each year, Guideposts Military Outreach distributes more than one million copies of inspirational publications to help sustain our servicemen and women stationed at military bases all around the world. As more Americans risk their lives to defend freedom, dedicated U.S. Military chaplains continue to request copies of Guideposts magazine, the military-edition of Daily Guideposts, inspirational booklets, personally signed Christmas cards and pocket calendars. Among the most popular booklets requested are A Prayer for Every Need, Hope, Honor and Triumph Over Life’s Toughest Problems.
  • Military personnel, including their families who wait and worry back home and especially the brave soldiers who have been wounded in combat, are faced with challenges most of us can only imagine. Our positive, faith-filled messages minister to them by providing the hope and help they need, by letting them know that they are not forgotten and by reminding them that God is with them every step they take.

Holy Joe's Cafe - Coffee for the Troops
www.holyjoescafe.org or www.ucc.org/justice/coffee-project/holy-joes-cafe
Holy Joe's Cafe is a Coffee House Ministry – United Church of Christ military chaplains have found an old way to invite U.S. soldiers into a safe and informal place where they can receive spiritual care and good coffee. Congregations and individuals can support the Coffee House Ministry and simultaneously participate in the UCC Coffee Project by sending Equal Exchange Coffee to the military chaplains in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Thanks to you, now 125 chaplains are able to participate.

In Touch Ministries - Solar-powered audio player
www.intouch.org
  •  Chaplains may order free solar-powered audio players (Messengers) for their Soldiers. Soldiers can enjoy 80 sermons from Dr. Charles Stanley. Call 1-800-789-14731-800-789-1473.

Life of Valor
www.lifeofvalor.com
  • Welcome to Life of Valor. This resource has been created by actual Navy SEALs for men who want to live more honorable lives. The SEALs that protect our country live by a code. This resource will challenge you to create your own code and apply it to your life. You will be able to see the codes of other men as well as create your own. You can begin your journey by watching the full resource in the video player located on the left. Pastor's and group leaders can download the full resource and conversation guide by clicking "Start Your Journey Now." Get ready to change your life.

Military Missions Network - Network with military ministries
www.militarymissionsnetwork.com
  • Register on this site if you are open to potential relationships, networks and partnerships with others within the domain of military ministry. Chaplains registering would need to embrace the basic purpose and Faith Statement of the MMN.   

Mission Capodanno
www.missioncapodanno.org
Since this program's inception, MissionCapodanno has united with a coalition of organizations to distribute over $1.7 million dollars worth of Catholic supplies free to US military chaplains worldwide.

Navpress
www.navpress.com
  •  Military discount for products ordered through a chaplain - All NavPress publications (Books, Bible Studies, Message Bibles, etc.) are offered at a military discount of 47% - 60% off when ordered by a chaplain. Order must be phoned in to customer service at 1-800-366-77881-800-366-7788. Some military specific books are Ready for War and In His Service.

OCF - Officers' Christian Fellowship
www.ocfusa.org
Our purpose is to glorify God by uniting Christian officers for biblical fellowship and outreach, equipping and encouraging them to minister effectively in the military society. 
  • COMMAND Magazine - COMMAND is published seven times per year, and is mailed free to all OCF members. OCF members and chaplains may request 1-5 free extra copies for use in local ministries.
  • Books and pamphlets include: 100 Days - A compilation to help military personnel understand their Bibles; Leading Effective Small Groups; Family Conferences; May a Christian Serve in the Military; Professional Excellence for the Christian Officer; Professional Perspectives for Senior Officers; Service Separations; Supporting Your Chaplain
  • Bible studies include:100 Days Study - 100 short Bible studies covering a variety of issues. They are used very widely in deployed situations where target-of-opportunity fellowships might occur, Biblical Marriage 9 studies for married couples, Biblical Truths 10 studies that take an in-depth look on what the Bible says about topics such as Spiritual Gifts, Humility, Suffering, and Discipleship; Christian Leadership 11 studies on topics such as Preparation, Vision, Authority, and Integration; Concept of Calling 6 studies that examine the concept of Calling and the Military Professional; Devotion & Worship 7 studies on topics such as Jesus, Prayer, and the Character of God; Practical Christianity 9 studies on topics such as Fellowship, Gambling, Relationships, and Evangelism; Small Groups 4 studies on Leading Effective Small Groups. Covers Leadership, Practical Tips, Growth, and Disruptions.

Operation Worship
www.operationworship.com
  •  Operation Worship provides free NLT Bibles, each with a handwritten note of encouragement on the inside cover.

Soldiers' Angels
www.soldiersangels.org
The Chaplain Support Team (CST) provides direct support to the military chaplains as they bring comfort and assistance to the soldiers they serve. The chaplains perform most of their duties in a non-denominational capacity, and it is these non-denominational activities that the CST supports.

  • We supply Chaplains with requested items related to their mission, and requested numbers of hand-out letters and gifts that can be easily distributed to those needing assistance whom Soldiers' Angels may not otherwise be able to locate and support.  Items shipped can include everything from non-denominational chapel supplies to delicious food items for special group meals, cards for the deployed to send to family members for holidays and birthdays, and things like games, sports equipment, or books for recreation.

Because chaplains travel throughout the war zone, working with them helps Soldiers' Angels reach personnel who may be in remote locations, feeling isolated and lonely, and in need of a morale boost.  We also strongly encourage these service members to submit their names for adoption through the chaplain.

Soldiers Bible Ministry
www.soldiersbibleministry.org
It is our privilege and responsibility to assist chaplains, with the spiritual care and well-being of U.S. and allied troops, serving with our men and women wherever they are stationed. With the cooperative efforts of several other ministries, we provide Bibles and Bible Study material to all troops giving them the opportunity to know the power of the saving grace and comfort of the Lord Jesus Christ as taught in the Word of God.

Soldiers Bible Ministry has partnered with Worship For Warriors to provide a free copy of VALIANT Chaplain's Edition (a cd of worship music) to our U.S. and foreign military chaplains.

We work directly with chaplains, who have stressed to us the importance of the complete Word of God in their ministry to the troops.  

While many outreaches to military personnel provide the New Testament, the Soldiers Bible Ministry is responds to the critical need for the entire Bible (including the Old Testament) to the troops.

Source of Light Ministries International
Free Bible correspondence course for military
http://www.sourcelight.org/military/index.php
Dear Chaplain,
Thank you for your service to our country and our military. 

The Bible correspondence course Winning the Battle of Life is true to the Word of God and is written especially for members of the Armed Services by a retired Navy Chaplain. We will provide you with free Bible correspondence enrollment cards for those under your care. All you need to do is distribute the enrollment postcards and encourage enrollment. Students do not need a computer or access to anything but a pencil and the mail. There are many advantages for you the Chaplain. 

  • This is a systematic way of teaching Bible to your students. We know that your congregation can turn over rapidly. Here today and transferred tomorrow. They may arrive in the middle of a series you are teaching or preaching or they may transfer out in the middle. With our correspondence courses everyone starts at the beginning and progresses at their own pace.
  • You can have a ministry to their families with age specific materials for their children. Their families may even be in another state or country. You may never meet them but you can be a part of the ministry to them.
  • We do all of the grading, mailing, correspondence, and record keeping. When they move, we keep up with them. You will not have any increase in workload or cost.
  • There are many courses available to the students. (Visit our online catalog at www.sourcelight.org/store)
  • All of our courses are free to the students.

Logistics and support: Let us help you to help others. Pass this information on to other chaplains, churches, ministries, or others that may be interested.

Southern Baptist Church - North American Mission Board:
Biblical Response to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
http://www.namb.net/namb1cbvideo.aspx?id=8589936162
This is a six-session video training conference, presented above as recorded at Southern Seminary during the Chaplain Training Conference in March 2009, and and accompanying manual. The manual, available for download along with two brochures (see items 2-4 below), can also be used independently of the video training.  The training was developed by by Chaplain John Steven Evans and Chaplain Richard E. Sale.

Southern Baptist Church - North American Mission Board:
Combat Stress Bible Study
http://www.namb.net/namb1pb2col.aspx?pageid=8589999018&ekfxmen_noscript=1&ekfxmensel=e9edebdf8_8589935408_8589935607
downloadable 13-week Bible study that address the spiritual issues veterans face when readjusting to to life after combat.  Dr. Brian Kimball and U.S. Navy Chaplain

Southern Baptist Church - Deployment Ministry Care Plan
website
  •  A downloadable ministry care plan for Southern Baptist churches and ministers serving as Reserve Component Chaplains to use before, during, and after deployment.  By Dr.Jay Padgett and Army National Guard Chaplain
  • Also includes a Sample Chaplain Mobilization Agreement, Sample Commissioning Service for Deploying Chaplain, Sample Service of Celebration for Returning Chaplain and a Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Strength for Service
www.strengthforservice.org
A meaningful encouragement for military personnel deployed in war time, Strength for Service is distributed at no cost to military chaplains. In addition to donations and grants, a portion of every copy sold is set aside to allow qualified military personnel order multiple copies for their units at no charge, including overseas shipping. Orders for large quantities are welcome.

The Real Deal CD - Roever & Associates
http://www.daveroever.org/chaplaincy_support.php
"The Real Deal" CD is a special version of Dave Roever's amazing story of tragedy to triumph produced specifically for the military. It is not available to the public in general. Tens of thousands have been donated to military members around the world, including the war zones.  A military commander or chaplain may contact us at info@daveroever.org to request sufficient quantities to meet the needs of his/her personnel.  Requests will be met as donor support continues.

Worship For Warriors
www.worshipforwarriors.com
Worship for Warriors™ is honored to produce traditional worship music for our U.S. military chaplains to use during their worship services while deployed. Each chaplain's CD comes with a DVD of Worship Video Prompts that is set in time to the changes in the music.   Spiritual Warfare is not for the weak. Holy worship that defers to the power of God alone is a vital part of being victorious in battle.  

We're also working on a contemporary version of each Chaplain's Edition that will provide a personal worship experience for every believer and would like to distribute these to our troops and/or make these available at cost to chaplains. We're working with some of CCM's finest to bring you the sounds of inspiration that are tailored to the warrior's heart.




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Military ministries

ACCTS - Association for Christian Conferences Teaching and Service
www.accts.org
With contacts in over 130 nations, ACCTS is actively engaged in the international military mission field.


ACCTS Military Ministry International
www.acctsmmi.com
Accts Military Ministries International is helping Christians in the military to make a difference throughout the trouble spots of the world. By serving Christians and chaplaincies in the military worldwide Accts MMI is helping many of today's military Christians be a force for good at an international level.


Alpha for the Military - Alpha Course, Marriage Course
www.alphausa.org
Our purpose is to help and serve you in any way we can to run Alpha courses and their derivatives on your ship, at your base or in your unit wherever in the world that might be. Our aim is to give every single man and woman serving in each of the five US defense services the opportunity to explore the meaning of life by being able to attend an Alpha course. Usually this means those on active duty but A4M is frequently giving help to courses involving military families, reservists and National Guard, and civilians and civil servants working with the armed forces.

Resources include:
  • The Alpha Course
  • The Marriage Course

Some articles include:
  • A changed life, changing lives
  • Equipping military chaplains
  • Faith on the move
  • We've seen change


AMCF - Association of Military Christian Fellowship
www.amcf-int.org
AMCF is a group of international military Christians who desire to be men and women of faith like the Roman officer Jesus commended in Matthew chapter eight. Our goal is to serve Christ and share Him with others while also serving our nations’ armed forces. 

AMCF is composed of indigenously-led military Christian fellowships (MCFs) and individual military Christians in over 100 nations. We welcome you to learn more about us on this website, and appreciate your prayers as our members strive to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with the Lord our God (Micah 6:8).


Armed Services Ministry of American Bible Society
www.ArmedServices.AmericanBible.org
Every service member deserves our very best efforts.

We are offering Strength to Serve™ for active duty and Equipped for Life™ for veterans — timely and ready access to God’s Word — to give them direction, hope, courage, peace and comfort.

The American Bible Society’s Armed Services Ministry exists to help meet these critical spiritual needs of our nation’s military, providing customized Scripture supply kits for the whole life of our actively deployed men and women in uniform.

From 1817 through the Vietnam War we had delivered nearly 60 million free Bible resources to America’s armed forces, over two million New Testaments since 9/11 and today the pace increases.


Cadence International - Share the gospel and your life with the military community
www.cadence.org
Cadence International is an evangelical mission agency dedicated to reaching the military communities of the United States and of the world with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Cadence serves all branches of the U.S. military in American and overseas locations. Comprised of nearly 4 million people, the U.S. military community has proven to be one of the largest, most responsive sub-cultures today. Cadence ministers not only to military personnel, but to their spouses and dependents as well. Cadence Student Ministries is the the youth division of Cadence, reaching out to children and youth in the military community.


Cadence Student Ministries - Reaching, equipping and transforming military students
www.cadencestudents.org
Cadence Student Ministries (CSM) exists to uniquely demonstrate God’s love for students on military bases in a chapel context, under the authority of military chaplains.

We believe that God has big plans for military students! Their distinctive attributes, their transient lifestyle, and their relational and cultural adaptability give them HUGE potential to impact the culture wherever they find themselves for Jesus.


Cru Military (Military Ministry)
http://crumilitary.org/
At Campus Crusade Military Ministry, our privilege and responsibility is to assist chaplains and commanders with caring for the spiritual well-being of troops and their families. We do this in many ways, but all focus on the gospel because “faith comes by hearing, and hearing comes by the Word of God.”

We seek to help every troop, every leader, every family member hear and receive the life saving message about Jesus. Identifying with Paul in the book of Romans, our “heart’s desire and earnest prayer to God is that they (military men, women, and families) might be saved.” Only in this way will they be truly ready, spiritually ready, to face the challenges which will certainly come their way.

Evangelism and discipleship, Christian leadership, military families, spiritual resources, internet outreach, international ministries.


Canada - Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers
www.fcpocanada.com
The express purpose of the PeaceMaker is to reach out to Peace Officers and their families with the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 


Canada - Military Christian Fellowship of Canada
www.mcf-canada.ca
The MCF of Canada is an inter-denominational body of military men and women committed to Jesus Christ. Our mission is to take the good news of Jesus Christ to the military community in Canada and abroad.  The Objectives: To lead military men and women to commit their lives to Jesus Christ; to assist and encourage military Christians to grow in their Christian faith; and to support the chaplain and the chapel program. 


Catholics in the Military - Serving personnel, chaplains and families of those in the US Military
www.CatholicMil.org
CatholicMil.org serves those who serve, offering U.S. Armed Forces personnel spiritual truths of military life in light of the Catholic Faith. The three-fold mission of CatholicMil.Org is 
1.to spiritually edify military families who have an immediate member currently serving active duty; 
2.to promote vocations to the Archdiocese for Military Services, USA
3.to work towards the canonization of Fr. Vincent Robert Capodanno, the heroic military chaplain who was killed in action administering Last Rites to the wounded and dying on the battlefields of Vietnam


Christian Military Fellowship (CMF)
http://cmf.com/
Christian Military Fellowship (CMF) is an association of believers who are committed to encouraging men and women in the United States Armed Forces, and their families, to love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.  We are an indigenous ministry serving all elements of that society including all military services, all ranks, family members, civilian employees, all Christian denominations and traditions. Within the military society, our members, staff and constituents work to introduce people to Jesus Christ and help Christians to grow in faith.


DNA Military
www.dnamilitary.org
DNA Military seeks to provide mission critical military care to our nation's warriors and their families, leaders and caregivers.

DNA Military seeks to achieve its vision by serving, supporting and strengthening military warriors, families, leaders, chaplains and caregivers, and wounded warriors through offering training, services and resources which promote resiliency and relational health throughout the deployment cycle. These services include retreats, counseling professionals and print and media resources.


Force Ministries
www.forceministries.com
Our purpose is to impart faith in Christ, instill patterns and principles for victorious Christian duty and ignite individual calling and destiny. Our mission strategy is simple and encompasses three major areas:  Evangelism, Discipleship and Deployment.

Force Ministries believes it is vital to lay a proper foundation in the new believers life.  This is done through our discipleship program. We currently have Force Bible Studies on several military installations through out the world and have materials available to send upon request. We are here to provide chaplains and leaders with vital support and encouragement.  Lastly, our goal is to provide spiritual support to families facing long overseas deployments.  We are currently training missionaries that will be sent to serve overseas near military bases. We also  provide prayer and intercessor support through our Force Multipliers prayer team. 


Military Chaplains Association - USA
www.mca-usa.org
The Military Chaplains Association of the United States of America is a professional support and Veterans Service Organization. We are dedicated to the religious freedom and spiritual welfare of our Armed Services members, Veterans, their families, and their survivors.

Our members are serving or have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs, or Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol chaplaincies.Our associate members come from among other chaplains, chaplain assistants, religious faith group leaders, and those interested in supporting military chaplaincy.

Our members and associate members represent a broad cross-section of religious faith groups in the United States. Together, we speak for chaplains and chaplaincies with a professional, prophetic, and pastoral voice. 


Military Community Youth Ministries - An Ecumenical Christian ministry reaching out to every military teen
www.mcym.org
Commanders, Chaplains, and Parents: 
You can bring MCYM to your military installation! MCYM has over a 25-year track record of dedicated and faithful service in support of military teens through its field ministry known as Club Beyond MCYM/Club Beyond is currently at more than 40 military bases worldwide. MCYM brings a relational ministry to military teens and families, but also increases unit operational readiness. Their ministry partners are Youth for Christ and Young Life.


Cru Military (Military Ministry) - Has Christian military resources
www.militaryministry.org
At Campus Crusade Military Ministry, our privilege and responsibility is to assist chaplains and commanders with caring for the spiritual well-being of troops and their families. We do this in many ways, but all focus on the gospel because “faith comes by hearing, and hearing comes by the Word of God.”

We seek to help every troop, every leader, every family member hear and receive the life saving message about Jesus. Identifying with Paul in the book of Romans, our “heart’s desire and earnest prayer to God is that they (military men, women, and families) might be saved.” Only in this way will they be truly ready, spiritually ready, to face the challenges which will certainly come their way.

Evangelism and discipleship, Christian leadership, military families, spiritual resources, internet outreach, international ministries. Resources available include: The Combat Healing Trauma Manual, Psalm 91: God's Shield of Protection (free to troops and chaplains), The Church Guide for Ministering to the Military (free to churches), When War Comes Home


Military Missions Network - Military friendly churches, churches with a military focused ministry... 
www.militarymissionsnetwork.com
A network of evangelical churches, chaplains, and para-church ministries fulfilling the great cCommission of Jesus Christ by reaching, equipping and ministering to military members and families worldwide. 

Are you a church near a military installation? This site has a Support for Chaplains page that gives suggestions in being a part of ministry on that installation.

Has directories of churches that minister to military members and their families:
  • A Military Friendly Church is one which loves and welcomes military members and families into its fellowship. This is a church in which military members and families can expect to be embraced with open arms and can also anticipate being genuinely invited to participate in the life and ministry of the church.
  • A church with a focused military ministry is one which has developed a unique and creative ministry to the military. The military ministry of a focused church goes beyond being military-friendly to the place of having a vision, plan, and strategy which actually has been worked out and put into practice by those leading the ministry. Ministry to and missions through the military is a significant aspect of the vision of a focused church. However, having a focused military ministry does not mean that this is the total emphasis of the church, but rather one important ministry and way of doing missions.
  • Located in countries where there are U.S. military installations, international churches in this directory are English speaking churches which welcome and minister to U.S. military personnel and their families.

Has Ministering to the Military in Our Midst Resource Guide download under Military Ministry Resources.


Missions to Military
www.missionstomilitary.org
At Missions To Military, we have been passionate about sharing the love of Christ with servicemen and women since 1958.  MTM is a "by faith", independent Baptist, Christian ministry that works through local churches and with Bible-believing military chaplains to help evangelize and to disciple military men and women for Jesus Christ. 


National Chaplain Center
http://www.va.gov/chaplain/
The mission of the National Chaplain Center is to empower Department of Veterans Affairs chaplains in the achievement of excellence in meeting the spiritual healthcare needs of veterans.


National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces (NCMAF)
www.ncmaf.org
We are a one-of-a-kind organization in the world, bringing together official representatives of all the major faith communities in the United States in a mutually supportive, working relationship. 

We are Protestant and Roman Catholic, Jewish and Orthodox, Buddhist and Islamic. Our members span nearly the total theological spectrum of faith organizations that make up the religious communities of the United States.

Our members, as endorsers for particular bodies, are the point of contact between the armed forces and over 220 religious denominations and faith groups. Our common goals are to recruit, endorse and provide oversight for clergypersons who desire to serve as chaplains in any one of the branches of our armed forces. We want clergypersons to serve who are credible, committed to their faith, open to all persons, able to meet all military standards, and who represent the highest standards of their own faith communities.


Navigators
www.navigators.org
We envision a movement of thousands of courageous men and women passionately following Christ, representing Him in advancing the Gospel through relationships where they live, work, train for war, and deploy. This movement includes men and women of all races and ranks, and permeates the military community on and around every U.S. installation and foreign military around the world. Has relevant articles, stories.


Navpress
www.navpress.com
NavPress' mission is to advance The Navigators’ calling by publishing life-transforming materials. We are committed to serving people by facilitating and motivating spiritual growth through products that are biblically rooted, culturally relevant, and practical.


OCF - Officers' Christian Fellowship
www.ocfusa.org
Our purpose is to glorify God by uniting Christian officers for biblical fellowship and outreach, equipping and encouraging them to minister effectively in the military society.


Rough Cut Men
www.roughcutmen.org
Isolation among men is epidemic, and with the recent rise in addictions and even suicides, can be considered as a potential cause. The Bible says “Pity the man who falls and has no one to pick him up”, yet most guys travel alone. We train soldiers how to be battle buddies, yet men still find themselves without a friend when times get hard.

The Rough Cut Men Movie Experience is a live, interactive men’s event utilizing a strategic combination of Hollywood action movie clips, relevant current events and Biblical Truth to accomplish one laser-focused mission: To get men to talk to each other about what’s really going on in their lives. We help David find Jonathan, and vice versa, so that no man has to suffer through a crisis, or even just life, without covering fire.

Presented to NASCAR teams, West Point, the USNA, at Army garrisons in Korea and at dozens of other venues, Rough Cut Men hits home in a way that is applicable to real life, is high in masculine content and equips men to get connected right away.

Don’t wait until another man gives up. Bring Rough Cut Men to your post and let’s train men up to defend themselves in life just as they do on the battlefield.




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Retreats for chaplains

Eagle's Rest (Georgia)
http://www.eaglesrestga.org/
Our mission is to provide rest and renewal for military chaplains and their spouses.

Military chaplains of all faiths often suffer with weariness and discouragement. Their marriages may have been stressed by the separation that deployment always causes. Where do these "wounded healers" go to find rest? Too often they are thrown right back into their "normal" duties stateside without much time for recuperation.

Eagle's Rest is a peaceful place in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains that will provide a little touch of Heaven, a place where souls can find rest and marriages can be renewed.

There are absolutely no charges for military chaplains and their spouses.

Military Chaplain Retreat - December 1-4, 2014
http://billygraham.org/landingpages/military/
In appreciation and support of your military service to our country, we are pleased to invite you to our 2014 Military Chaplain Retreat at The Cove in Asheville, NC on December 1-4, 2014. The retreat begins with dinner on Monday and ends following lunch on Thursday. The event is open to active-duty military chaplains; National Guard and Reserve Chaplains who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan are also eligible.

If you have attended in the past and experienced God's blessing, we hope you can join us again. But whether you have attended or not, I would ask that you share this opportunity with other chaplains and spouses who may just need a special time away to experience God's refreshment and encouragement!

Project Gratitude - Thanking military chaplains who have recently served God while in harm's way
www.projectgratitude.net
Project Gratitude provides Chaplains back from overseas deployment and their families with a brief 3 day “R & R” respite in Tampa, Florida. This program is to honor and benefit National Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty Chaplains, recently back from a 6 to 12 month tour in Iraq or Afghanistan, and their families. Project Gratitude is a small “thank you” to these Chaplains for their service and sacrifice for God and Country.  It consists of the following:
  • Complimentary 3 day visit in Tampa, Florida at the Marriott Towne Place
  • Busch Gardens and MOSI passes
  • Passes to Kennedy Space Center
  • Local restaurant coupons for Fridays, Luptons BBQ , Chilli’s
  • Funding for automobile expenses

Shepherds Canyon Retreat
http://shepherdscanyonretreat.com/public_html/node/27 
Military chaplains face circumstances which can be tough to deal with. Long deployments, absence from spouses and families, combat stress, PTSD, and other personal conflicts can have discouraging results. 

Beginning in the summer of 2012, Shepherd's Canyon Retreat has offered special retreats, exclusively for military chaplains and their spouses. These retreats are held at Standing Stones (and possibly at other locations in America). Inquiries are welcome. 

Shepherd's Canyon Retreat counselors will be especially equipped to relate to the unique circumstances of military life and the role and challenges of military chaplaincy. 

The Shepherd's Canyon Retreat staff and counselors are honored to be able to offer this ministry to US military chaplains.

The Welcome Home Initiative Retreat - For members of the Armed Forces and their families
http://byhiswoundsministry.org/outreach/welcome-home/
A free 3-5 day retreat for members of the Armed Forces and their families
  • Talks by veterans and trauma specialists 
  • Discussion groups 
  • Opportunities for reflection and healing prayer 
  • 600 beautiful acres for recreation and relaxation 
  • Handicapped-accessible facilities 
  • Optional marriage and family counseling 

Our goal is to minister practically and prayerfully to members of the Armed Forces and their families, providing support and resources to help them heal and thrive.

Our mission: To show our appreciation for the men, women, and families serving in the Armed Forces. To help those who have suffered trauma in combat, be it physical, psychological, or spiritual, by providing ministry and resources for health and healing.
To preserve the confidentiality of every person. To connect combat veterans with appropriate specialist agencies and resources including:
  • Combat stress and trauma experts
  • Critical incident debrief specialists
  • Marriage and family life counselors
  • Suicide prevention counselors
  • Prayer teams




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Professional resources

Prep Times, Reunion Times and Post Times
Newsletters dealing with pre-deployment, reunion and post-reunion
Author: Chaplain LTC Eric Erkkinen

Prep Times is a series of eight newsletters designed to address issues, problems, and concerns facing Soldier families that are preparing for deployment. It will examine such things as: loving unconditionally, decisiveness, renewing resources, savoring time together, harmony and humility, improving communications and prioritizing efforts.
Issue 1Issue 3Issue 5Issue 7
Issue 2Issue 4Issue 6Issue 8

Reunion Times is designed to help you to identify and manage the changes that have occurred since your deployment. You may be tempted to just focus on the military mission, equipment, and readiness pieces upon redeployment and ignore the human issues. They are easier to manage. However, successful reunion and reintegration with family and friends requires all the effort and energy you can muster. The Reunion Times is one of many resources in that process.
Issue 1Issue 3Issue 5Issue 7
Issue 2Issue 4Issue 6Issue 8

Post Times is a series of eight newsletters designed to address issues, problems, and concerns facing Soldier families that have returned from deployment. Unlike Reunion Times, this series will focus on issues that may be common in post-redeployment. In other words, once reunion has happened and things seem "back to normal", Soldier families still have work to do to keep their families strong.
Issue 1Issue 3Issue 5Issue 7
Issue 2Issue 4Issue 6Issue 8

These issues are in PDF Format. To download the latest version of Adobe Reader, click here.




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Other

Chaplains on a Divine Mission - Veterans History Project (Library of Congress)
http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-chaplains.html
They can't carry weapons, but they are armed with something stronger: their faith. Military chaplains provide support and perspective to those serving our country in times of severe stress. And chaplains find their own lives enriched working with clergy and soldiers of different faiths. This feature is debuting on February 3, which is Four Chaplains Day, commemorating a story of heroism on a doomed ship during World War II. 

Chaplain's Under Fire - An independent documentary about military chaplains
www.inhisserviceandyours.com
How does the military provide for the spiritual needs of troops risking their lives for America? What moral and political issues does this raise for our country?...We spent three months in Afghanistan and Iraq...the result is Chaplains Under Fire, an independent documentary that explores the world of military chaplains through the lens of the troops they serve in combat and the Constitutional issues they raise at home.

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal Letter
PDF File of Letter
This April 28, 2010 letter to President Obama and Secretary Gates was written by a group of retired military chaplains.

How will repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Harm the Military?
LINK to video
Chaplains share, in their own words, the threat to religious freedom by the repeal of the military’s current policy banning open homosexual behavior. 
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