Chaplains

  • A Patriots Prayer

    Lord God, as Americans, as members of the military, and as people of faith remember to honor our military comrades; firemen, policemen, medical personnel, and other public servants; and our other American brothers and sisters whose lives were lost in the cowardly terrorist attacks of 9/11.

  • A Place to Grow and Serve

    I'd heard stories that military chaplains were "liberal," and that “real” Christians shouldn't attend chapel.

  • A Questionable Life

    1 Peter 3:15 tells us to always be prepared to give an answer. I call that 'living a questionable life' where you are open to others questioning you.

  • Alongside a Chaplain

    A chaplain's wife shares her thoughts.

  • Caregiver of the Soul

    Since returning from my tour, I am continually reminded of something I once heard, freedom has a taste to those who have fought for it, and almost died, that the protected will never know. Since the earliest days of our nation, every generation of Americans has answered the call to duty in times of peace and war.

  • Chaplains share insights into serving in the military

    COMMAND asked a trio of chaplains—LT Jon Uyboco, CHC, USN; CH(MAJ) Todd Cheney, USA, and CH(COL) Marc Gauthier, USA—to share some insights and experiences of serving military men and women for Christ.

  • Clergy Appreciation Month

    How are your coming alongside your chaplain in October's Clergy Appreciation Month?

  • Combat Letter

    In August of 1944, Chaplain Harry Webster wrote this letter to his loved ones at home.

  • Conversation With a Chaplain

    The chaplaincy is an incredible opportunity to present and represent the claims of Christ, but it is not a calling for the faint hearted. Carrying forward spiritual battle in the midst of physical battle is an extreme challenge.

  • Dear Chaplain

    An open letter from chaplains answers questions about going to war, being deployed, families of deployed, and those considering the chaplaincy.

  • Fervent Desire for Peace

    Man forms instruments for war. God changes them into tools of peace.

  • Following a certain God in an uncertain world

    As our culture continues drifting further into a post-Christian neo-pagan worldview, Christ-followers may be tempted to spiritual panic attacks. Especially for those of us striving to integrate faith and biblical worldview into our military profession, how can we remain faithful to our call when policies and programs appear to oppose higher principles and priorities? 

  • Heroes in Afghanistan

    It seems appropriate that I tell you about some heroes I met during deployment, and how thankful I am that they are willing to give everything for our great country.

  • Impact Your Military Community!

    The contrast between civilian churches and the military chapel can be significant, making the decision on where to fellowship difficult.

  • Interview with Chaplain Beach

    What is the role of the Christian chaplain in military ministry?

  • Making the ‘no greater love’ sacrifice

    The Four Chaplains, also referred to as the "Immortal Chaplains" or the "Dorchester Chaplains," were four United States Army chaplains who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel as the troop ship USAT Dorchester sank on February 3, 1943, during World War II. They helped other soldiers board lifeboats and gave up their own life jackets when the supply ran out.

  • Praying for Chaplains

    Here are some specific ways to pray for military chaplains.

  • Staying Up Late

    A chaplain shares his insights about young, deployed service men and women.

  • Support Your Chaplain

    As a lay-indigenous ministry being conducted by lay military Christians inside the military society, OCF members and chaplains can be great coworkers in kingdom-building within our Armed Forces.

  • The Chaplain's Role

    Because of the patrol rotations, a chaplain may find himself preaching at multiple services to accommodate his soldiers. This is the life of a field chaplain.

  • The Chaplaincy

    In a combat zone soldiers can rarely say, "Chaplain, you just don't know what I'm going through."

  • The Line Officer and the Chaplain

    Christ expects us to be salt and light in the military commands to which He has assigned us.

  • The Power of Prayer

    Certain events in life give us a new and tangible appreciation for the power of prayer.

  • The Role of the Chaplain

    If the chaplain's role is meeting spiritual needs, just how is that fleshed out?

  • The Space Between

    The Lord has helped me shorten the space between my warriors, their families, and God.

  • War Eagle, Iraq

    The time of the shooting at Ur coincided exactly with the prayer of the soldiers at War Eagle!

  • Your Chapel--An Opportunity for Outreach and Service

    Christ-centered chapel programs may involve your participation.