Operation Barnabas

Armed Forces Sunday resources available for congregations

The deadline for ordering the resources is March 4.

Operation Barnabas: ‘Life-saving’ help for military families

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.

Gard’s retirement ceremony highlights vital mission of military chaplains

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.

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.

Donors continue providing LSB, catechisms for military

U.S. military personnel at home and abroad are receiving the resources provided by an LCMS chaplain and dozens of congregations.

Scattering seed on fields of battle — with catechisms, LSB

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

Muehler to direct Synod’s armed-forces ministry

Chaplain Craig G. Muehler (pictured) of Springfield, Va., will succeed Chaplain Mark J. Schreiber as director of the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces.

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.

Accept veterans — don’t pity, idolize or judge them

Through Operation Barnabas, LCMS congregations are reaching out to “all veterans from all wars,” most of whom are not active church members, says Chaplain Mark Schreiber.

March 12 is order deadline for ‘Armed Forces Sunday’

LCMS congregations with email addresses should have received an email in late January from the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces regarding “Armed Forces Sunday” on May 19. The email is intended to let congregations know that if they want…

New LHM Bible study tackles challenges of veterans

Americans who sign up to serve their country in the U.S. armed forces expect challenges — especially if their duty includes combat. But service members also encounter challenges far from the battlefield, after they come home. “Warriors of Faith —…

New video details LCMS work with military, families

A new Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod video pays tribute to the men and women of the U.S. military and those who minister to them, including LCMS chaplains. The 15-minute video, titled “Those Who Serve,” highlights LCMS chaplains and the troops with…

Barnabas conference focuses on caring for nation’s military

By Linda C. Hoops Georgia Fisher becomes emotional when talking about her 24-year-old grandson, Michael, who is a Marine sergeant serving in Afghanistan since November. “He’s already lost one close buddy,” said Fisher, a member of Grace Lutheran Church in…

First Operation Barnabas conference set for Feb. 15-16

The first-ever Operation Barnabas National Military Ministry Conference will be held Feb. 15-16 in Winter Haven, Fla. The conference is designed to provide an opportunity for Barnabas Chapter leaders from across the country to meet, share ideas and best practices,…