Denominational resources

Christian Reformed Church of North America
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
website
Article describes PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and offers these resources:
  • Worship Resources 
  • Congregational Resources 
  • Psalms and Prayers for those with PTSD 
  • Suggestions for Pastors 
  • Denominational Resources 
  • Learn More about PTSD

Church Military Support That Any Congregation Can Do
Link to article
Offers suggestions for pre-deployment, deployment and post-deployment.
Highlights what other churches are doing to minister to their military.

Becoming a Veteran-friendly Church: Pacifists can do this too
Link to article
How can churches follow the Prince of Peace and yet minister to warriors?
Military chaplains and veterans say that this dilemma keeps many
congregations from including war concerns in worship or ministering to
soldiers and families.


Church of God
website
The Ministry to the Military is an outreach program of the Church of God of Cleveland, TN.
Our mission is to enable armed forces personnel and their family members to effectively
live a Christian life in the global military environment of the 21st Century.


Episcopal Church
website
“Home Support Team” (or “H.O.S.T.”), the Office of the Bishop Suffragan for Chaplaincies
of the Episcopal Church to lead our church’s response to the growing number of persons
impacted when a loved one is deployed in harm’s way and when he or she returns. (see
the link "What Dioceses and Congregations Are Doing") 


Evangelical Covenant Church
website
Has a checklist for working with returning veterans.


Evangelical Lutheran Church
website
Veteran’s Ministry Resources, Minneapolis Area Synod.


The Lutheran Church
website
The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
‘Operation Barnabas’ looks to support those back from war.


Southern Baptist Church (OnMission.com) - "Left Behind" (Article)
website
Churches in military towns have a unique opportunity to minister to families separated from loved ones deployed overseas.  
Talks about How To Develop a Military Ministry.


Southern Baptist Church - Combat Stress Bible Study
website
A 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
www.namb.net
  •  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


United Methodist Church
website
An Order for Blessing Service members deploying for war.
An Order for Welcoming Service members returning from war.


Virginia Baptist Mission Board
Has a free downloadable Ministering to the Military in Our Midst Resource GuideDownload


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Chaplaincy links

US Air Force Chaplain Service
www.usafhc.af.mil

US Army Chaplains
www.chapnet.army.mil

The Army Chief of Chaplains Office is grateful to partner with America's Clergy in providing additional resources to more effectively minister to community based family members of the National Guard and US Army Reserve. These resources will provide Civilian Clergy "starting points" to refer family members in seeking answers to military related questions. 

The web-based information papers are designed to present facts in a clear and concise format and include:
  • Coming Home Brochures for soldiers and their families
  • Contact Points for State National Guard Family Program Offices
  • Healthcare Benefits for military Reserve Force Members when on Active Duty for more than 30 days and their families.
  • An internet “One Source” point of contact to find help for military family members of mobilized military Reserve Forces.
  • Resources to help mobilized military Reserve Forces family members learn about their benefits
  • Stress Management resources
  • Normal Experiences After Combat and what to do about them
  • Access to the American Red Cross
  • Ministry to soldier families in times of grief.
  • The Emotional Cycle of Deployment:
  • A Military Family Perspective 

Download a web-based copy of the Civilian Clergy Deployment Resource Guide. This file is available to any civilian clergy. 

Download  Ministering to Families Affected By Military Deployment - Deployment Resources for America's Clergy. This booklet contains information to assist Civilian Clergy in providing ministry to family members of mobilized members of the National Guard and Reserves. The U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains is grateful to partner with civilian clergy of various denominational backgrounds to more effectively minister to community based family members of the military Reserve Forces. This booklet may be reproduced as necessary....there is no need to get further permissions to copy.

US Coast Guard
www.uscg.mil/hq/chaplain/

US Marine Corps Chaplains
www.lejeune.usmc.mil/2dmardiv/32/chaplain.htm 

US Navy Chaplain Corps
www.chaplain.navy.mil


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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.
Veteran's Day 2008 Church Prayer Power Point Presentation
Wall of Prayer Map 

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
www.alphausa.org
Alpha for the Military helps run Alpha courses, Marriage Courses and other Alpha published courses at your ship, base, unit, local ‘military friendly’ church or chapel --- wherever in the world you may be. Alpha is an exciting opportunity for everyone of all ages in the US military ‘community’ to explore the meaning of life more deeply than ever before. If  you have any military connection,  not just a current active duty component, contact us and let us help.

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).

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. Malachi Ministries is the the youth division of Cadence, reaching out to children and youth in the military community.

Campus Crusade Military Ministry
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.

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. The Mission: 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.

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 Believer
www.militarybeliever.com
Militarybeliever.com is a location-based social network that matches military people with churches, ministries, and believers worldwide.

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 Ministry (Campus Crusade) - 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 Commission 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.

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
www.chaplain.med.va.gov
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
http://ocf.gospelcom.net/
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 to deployed military personnel and their families, each with a handwritten note of encouragement on the inside cover. They also will send a free Bible to home front spouses that can have a handwritten note added as well.
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