Volunteers make a difference in the lives of many military connected people through the Operation Barnabas program.
The conference brought in over 170 attendees from 22 states and Canada, including pastors, lay leaders, and district and Synod workers.
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.
The award will recognize outstanding leadership in SPM in the areas of advocating and promoting chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and/or clinical pastoral education.
The resources may be used on Armed Forces Sunday, Memorial Day Sunday, Independence Day weekend, Veterans Day or an alternate date.
Begun in 2007 to support Lutheran chaplains serving in the reserves, this Ministry to the Armed Forces program has evolved into a “network of care” for anyone with military connections — both within Synod churches and beyond their walls.
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopted a report on “Women and Military Service: A Lutheran Perspective” to address the issue of women serving in the military, particularly in combat roles.