Ministry to the Armed Forces

Mission board gets uplifting overseas reports

The LCMS Board for International Mission met Sept. 23 and 24 in St. Louis.

World events receive church’s response

As the world has experienced a series of disasters and international events of far-reaching consequences, the LCMS has responded with prayers, encouragement and financial support.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Third Quarter 2021 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter encourages readers to reflect on their journey — and on the mission and purpose we have as we walk with Jesus.

‘Adopt’ a chaplain

The “Adopt-a-Chap” program connects LCMS congregations with the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces by matching LCMS chaplains with those who wish to encourage them.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Second Quarter 2021 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter reflects on the importance of water in our lives and on how Jesus alone is the fount of life-giving water that saves us from the thirst of our sin.

MDFL holds virtual gathering on wide range of topics

Congregation members, workers and leaders from across the LCMS listened, shared and learned during the Making Disciples for Life gathering held via Zoom the evenings of Jan. 11–14.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – First Quarter 2021 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter encourages readers to consider the wonder of God and His love for us. God has transformed and redeemed our hearts, which we should guard through His Word.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Fourth Quarter 2020 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter encourages readers to consider common misconceptions about anger, the negative effects and appropriate expression of anger, and the Bible’s testimony about anger.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Third Quarter 2020 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter reminds readers that Jesus paid the price for our redemption to free us from sin, and, through this selfless act, He removed God’s wrath from us.

Christ on the front lines: Remembering the fallen

For countless active military members, veterans and their families and friends, Memorial Day is an everyday reality.

Video: ‘Caring for Pastors’

In this video presentation, Chaplain (Army Lt. Col.) Steven C. Hokana shares a word of encouragement for pastors who are struggling through the current coronavirus pandemic. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod loves you and cares deeply about you.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Second Quarter 2020 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter encourages readers to use their words to lift one another up in simple ways and glorify the risen Jesus.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – First Quarter 2020 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter encourages readers to consider their identity that is found in the cross of Jesus Christ. The Christian identity is one of contrast — the “sinner/saint dichotomy.”

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Fourth Quarter 2019 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter encourages readers to see Jesus for who He really is, true man and true God, especially as He presents Himself in flesh and blood through the sacrament of Holy Communion and through God’s Word.

Delegates adopt resolutions on sending missionaries, short-term mission teams

On July 24, the Synod in convention passed the final five resolutions brought by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces

Follow our LCMS chaplains as they bring the Gospel of Christ and speak life into circumstances of death and hardship, whether on land, sea or air.