Before beginning any discussion of war, we need to fix our eyes firmly on Jesus.
Ministry to the Armed Forces
Wolter honored as ‘chaplain of the year’
The Rev. (Lt. Col.) Derek M. Wolter has been named 2021 Chaplain of the Year by the U.S. Air National Guard.
Todd promoted to chief of chaplains
Chaplain Gregory Todd was promoted to chief of chaplains for the U.S. Navy on May 16 in Washington, D.C.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Armed Forces Sunday resources available for congregations
The deadline for ordering the resources is March 4.
Rural & Small Town Mission conference a ‘joy’ for attendees
The conference brought in over 170 attendees from 22 states and Canada, including pastors, lay leaders, and district and Synod workers.
LCMS Chaplain Gregory Todd promoted to rear admiral in Washington, D.C.
After a rigorous review and selection process, LCMS Chaplain Gregory Todd has been promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) and will now serve as deputy chief of Navy chaplains and chaplain of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Specialized Pastoral Ministry announces new Henry F. Wind award
The award will recognize outstanding leadership in SPM in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.
Resources available to help churches celebrate Armed Forces Sunday
The resources may be used on Armed Forces Sunday, Memorial Day Sunday, Independence Day weekend, Veterans Day or an alternate date.