God has built into the Christian community the opportunity for relationships between individuals or couples with the goal of one person or couple helping another person or couple. The help may be in the area of skill development, growth in spiritual training, or counseling through a particularly tough time. The church and chapel are God's provision for developing these important, lasting relationships. Here are some tools to help you pour your lives into the lives of others.
A Military Ready Community
A “military ready community” is made up of churches, chapels, and civilian agencies—plus friends and neighbors—who are enthused and equipped to help military families during their time in that location. Whether the military family’s needs are practical, emotional, or spiritual, the community in which they live is willing and able to come alongside them during that assignment. The community also delights in their military families. They appreciate them for their talents and leadership skills which these military couples offer for the good of the community.
Churches and chapels are particularly receptive to military members and their families. Explore these links for suggested ideas and best practices to work with military families.
We can assist you in developing a plan of action for your church or chapel in ministering to the military in your midst. Next you can learn from a set of well thought-out best practices to find what meets your skills and their needs.
We tell churches and chapels that “if you believe in the sovereignty of God, He has brought a particular military member or family to your church or chapel for a reason. But they will only be there for a season. So what are you going to do with them for that season in order to send them on to their next assignment more spiritually mature and better equipped?”
Tyler James, CBN News Producer