Military chaplain resources

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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 - 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

Armed Services Ministry (American Bible Society)
http://armedservicesministry.org/
Armed Services Ministry exists to help meet the critical spiritual needs of our nation's military by providing customized ministry programs and Scripture resources. These resources are freely available to all of our men and women serving our country, as well as veterans and family members.

From 1817 through the War on Terror, we have delivered nearly 60 million free Bible resources to America’s armed forces. Today, we look forward to continuing our tradition of providing God’s Word to the military.

Resources:
  • Military Bible Challenge website (Bible engagement resources for leaders)
  • Military Bible Challenge app (Devotions on your mobile devices)
  • God Understands (Devotional series for U.S. military members)
  • Journey of a Military Wife (Online devotional for women)
  • Rezilient Life (A place for military teens)
  • Engage Your Strengths (Find out how God uniquely created you)

Bullet Proof Faith booklet
http://bpfaith.com/
Bullet Proof Faith by Chaplain Jeff Struecker is available to download at no cost.

Cru Military - Provides Christian resources for the chaplain
http://crumilitary.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

Frontline Faith Players for Catholic Troops
http://frontlinefaithproject.org/
​Imagine facing one of the most difficult, lonely, and challenging times of your life, and finding yourself cut off from spiritual support and Christian community. This is the experience of many of our hundreds of thousands service men and women.

Sometimes our Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Guardsmen, and Marines can go for weeks, months, even an entire tour of duty, without attending a worship service or hearing words of comfort from a chaplain.

To help provide spiritual nourishment, Frontline Faith distributes free MP3 players—pre-programmed with spiritual content—to military men and women throughout the world.

Frontline Faith Players include an audio rendition of the Mass; various homilies; prayers just 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.

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.holyjoes.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 1-800-789-1473.

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 BibleStick - New Testament listening device
www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/military/military-outreach
The Military BibleStick comes pre-loaded with the entire New Testament. It is rugged enough to withstand tough weather conditions, can be used in low-light situations, and it easily fits into uniform pockets. The Military BibleStick is bringing comfort and hope to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. Support our Troops with God's Word in Audio today! 


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.

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 Resolute
http://operationresolute.org/our-mission/
Operation Resolute® is dedicated to sustaining and strengthening families within the US Armed Forces by serving with and working through military chaplains. By partnering with chaplains, Operation Resolute® works within the parameters of the US military while adorning the Gospel by being salt and light.

  • Strengthening Warriors - Operation Resolute® provides opportunities for servicemen and their chaplains to come together in safe outdoor environments to help them decompress from the stresses of military life. These events also allow dads the chance to bond with their children as they spend time in the woods or on the water enjoying the peace and beauty of creation together.

  • Sustaining Military Families - Operation Resolute® partners with chaplains to host one day biblical enrichment marriage events that are designed to address the unique needs of military husbands and wives so that marriages are solid, parent/child relationships are positive and the overall family dynamic is healthy.

  • Serving Chaplains - Operation Resolute® provides care to the “care givers” who are on call 24/7. Operation Resolute® offers outdoor activities and marriage retreats that enable chaplains to spend time with their children and wives in environments that foster deeper relationships.

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

Ranger Rosary
www.rangerrosary.com
The rugged combat rosaries are to be sent to our servicemen and women serving throughout the world. The rosaries are distributed by chaplains, especially those deployed in combat zones, those at stateside training bases, the Navy fleet and military hospitals.

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)
https://www.namb.net/chaplaincy/resources-for-pastors-and-chaplains
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
https://www.namb.net/chaplaincy/resources-for-pastors-and-chaplains
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 - North American Mission Board:
Deployment Ministry Care Plan
https://www.namb.net/Resources/Ministry_Care_Plan_FINAL_Padgett.pdf
  •  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.

The Spencer Project
http://www.jennyreeseclark.com/the-spencer-project
The Spencer Project is an opportunity for all United States military and VA Hospital chaplains to receive a free eBook of Field of Influence in order to help aid them in ministering to service men, women, and veterans who struggle with overcoming substance abuse related to post traumatic pain and stress.


Military ministries

ACCTS - Association for Christian Conferences Teaching and Service
http://www.accts.org/
We live in an ever-changing world, and today's military personnel are at the forefront of many of these changes. From peacekeeping to waging war to delivering humanitarian aid, their roles are more diverse than ever. So it comes as no surprise that approximately 65% of the earth's nations are heavily influenced by their armed forces.

With military personnel from so many countries stationed around the globe, there has never been a more strategic time to share the life-changing gospel of Christ with the semi-closed society of international military personnel. Positively changed lives among military personnel will result in positive changes for the nations of our world. With contacts in over 150 nations, ACCTS is actively engaged in the international military mission field by:
  • training military Christian leaders to form locally-led military Christian fellowships (MCFs); currently, there are MCFs in 150 countries
  • organizing and conducting conferences, leadership training programs, and mobile training teams which equip MCF leaders and members to serve Christ and share Him with their military colleagues
  • developing close, ongoing relationships with national MCF leaders and chaplains to encourage and empower them
  • fostering friendships and cross-cultural relationships with international military students, many of whom will become government leaders and policy-makers in their own countries
  • providing expertise to MCFs by helping organize military English language camps, conflict resolution courses, Bible conferences for cadets and young officers, and internships
  • building relationships with military personnel and identifying military Christians in nations where contacts need to be developed
  • providing administrative and staff services to the world-wide Association of Military Christian Fellowships (AMCF)


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
http://armedservicesministry.org/
Armed Services Ministry exists to help meet the critical spiritual needs of our nation's military by providing customized ministry programs and Scripture resources. These resources are freely available to all of our men and women serving our country, as well as Veterans and family members.

From 1817 through the War on Terror, we have delivered nearly 60 million free Bible resources to America’s armed forces. Today, we look forward to continuing our tradition of providing God’s Word to the military.


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
https://www.cadence.org/content/student_ministries
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.


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.


Cru Military
http://crumilitary.org/
We are a caring community passionate about connecting the global military community to Jesus Christ.

We are individuals, churches, chaplains … people just like you … drawn together to spiritually build up the military community by meeting them at their greatest point of need.

Our purpose, as the military ministry of Cru, is to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others while helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship.

Currently our National Team ministers to American service members in the United States and around the world, while our International Team, known as Military Ministry, ministers to the militaries of nearly 30 other countries. Our active strategies address the spiritual needs of: cadets and midshipmen at service academies, recruits in basic training, active duty members, national guardsmen, reservists, veterans, retirees, combat trauma and PTSD sufferers, spouses, marriages, and families. We also train individuals, churches, and ministries seeking to minister to the military community.

Together we can see this community grow so that everyone in the global military community knows someone who truly follows Jesus. In doing so, we believe many will become followers of Christ who in turn evangelize and disciple others. Guided by these aspirations, we pursue our mission with humility, compassion, and excellence because the people whom we serve deserve nothing less.


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.


Military Believer
http://www.militarybeliever.com/
A connection hub uniquely for military, churches, chaplains and ministries.


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 commission of Jesus Christ by reaching, equipping and ministering to military members and families worldwide. 

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.


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)
http://www.ncmaf.net/
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 are passionate about our military and want to share the transforming power of Christ’s love with those who have chosen to serve and to minister within the military context.

We work alongside chaplains and other Christian ministries to teach, counsel, and make disciples among military personnel and their families.

Many of us have served in the military and understand the complexities of military life. We provide the hope of Jesus to military men and women and minister to them in a way that is relevant to their life situations.


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.


Retreats for military 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 - November 27 - 30, 2017
http://billygraham.org/landingpages/military/
In appreciation and support of your military service to our country, we are pleased to invite you to our Military Chaplain Retreat at The Cove in Asheville, NC on November 27 – November 30, 2017. The retreat begins with dinner on Monday and ends following lunch on Thursday. The event is open to active-duty Military Chaplains as well as National Guard and Reservist Chaplains.

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, we 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!

Operation Resolute (Raleigh, NC)
http://operationresolute.org/our-mission/
Operation Resolute® provides care to the “care givers” who are on call 24/7. Operation Resolute® offers outdoor activities and marriage retreats that enable chaplains to spend time with their children and wives in environments that foster deeper relationships.

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.


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 1​ Issue 3​ Issue 5 Issue 7
Issue 2​ Issue 4​ Issue 6​ Issue 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.
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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.
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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
http://www.chaplainsunderfire.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.

The Chaplain Kit
https://thechaplainkit.com/
Chaplain history, information and resources.
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