military chaplains

Army chaplain honored for fending off machete attack to save others

LCMS Chaplain Matthew Christensen is honored March 14 with the Army’s highest noncombat medal.

BIM appoints missionaries for service

Two career missionaries will be based in the Gambia and Belize, and seven “GEO” missionaries will serve for up to two years in Eurasia, Asia and Latin America.

Ministry to the Armed Forces: ensuring pastoral care for our military members

LCMS chaplains serve our Lord, His church and our nation with courage and integrity, as they provide pastoral care and support to those who defend our nation. Through efforts like Operation Barnabas, the Ministry to the Armed Forces provides training and guidance to local congregations to care for and to support to our military members, their families and veterans in our local communities.

KFUO Audio: Interview about worship for the military

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Chaplain Craig Muehler about worship for those serving in the military.

Military Chaplains Combat High Suicide Rates with Mercy

Chaplains are often the “first responders” for soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors and Coast guardsmen to come to in their hour of need.

Photo gallery: Chaplain Bears Christ to U.S. Marines

Commander Charles Varsogea, a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, helps nourish the young recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif.

Schreiber to receive Silver St. Martin of Tours Medal

Chaplain Mark Schreiber of Palm Coast, Fla., will receive the highest honor given by the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces.

Scattering seed on fields of battle — with catechisms, LSB

LCMS members and congregations give catechisms and hymnals to deployed service members.

March 1 is order deadline for ‘Armed Forces Sunday’

Resources are available to help congregations celebrate the special Sunday on May 18.

Chaplains learning to deal with own grief

The need for chaplains — who help others grieve — to grieve themselves is now being addressed across the country.

Operation Barnabas resets for future

The six-year-old Synod program that’s designed to create a “network of care” for military members considers how to adapt for ministry in the years ahead.

Seminary’s Gard promoted to Rear Admiral

Chaplain Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, Deputy Chief of Chaplains for Reserve Matters and a professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.

Catholic chaplains given marching orders barring service to gay couples

Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed to take part in any marriage counseling retreats open to gay couples.