The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter for April-June 2017 emphasizes the importance of Christians speaking up in the public square.
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.
People groups to remember and care for this Christmas as well as ideas to serve for the whole family.
Chaplain Craig Muehler, director of LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, spoke on Nov. 9 about the role and history of chaplains in the military during a World Lutheran News Digest program with KFUO host Kip Allen.
It remains unclear if Department of Defense (DoD) officials will respond to the Synod’s Sept. 8 request to ensure protections for chaplains, service members and others, following the DoD’s recently mandated LGBT policies.
Rear Adm. Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Gard, president of Concordia University Chicago, retires with honors from the U.S Navy Reserve after 28 years as a Naval Reserve Chaplain, Sept. 22.
“I give thanks to God that I’m able to be a part of it,” said new LCMS Board for International Mission member Rev. Roberto Rojas at the board’s first meeting of the new triennium.
The Synod sends a formal request to the Secretary of Defense to ensure specific protections for chaplains, service members and other defense personnel, as Christian service members face increasing pressures in today’s military.
The LCMS has submitted a formal request to the Secretary of Defense to ensure specific protections for chaplains, service members, medical personnel, DoD civilians and other DoD-affiliated employees, per the recently mandated LGBT Pride Month and the new DoD policies on transgender service members, which include in-service gender transitions while serving in the military.
Also adopted July 12 by delegates to the 66th Regular LCMS convention in Milwaukee was a resolution in support of the Synod’s three international schools.
The 2016 LCMS convention applauds the ministry of military chaplains and celebrates nearly doubling the number of LCMS career missionaries in the past three years.
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.