Ministry to the Armed Forces

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Military chaplains needed now ‘more than ever’

A new video from the Synod’s armed forces ministry features LCMS chaplains explaining the requirements, rewards and unique environment of serving in today’s military.

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U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid stands next to a vintage aircraft display outside Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. First Liberty Institute represents Madrid on the basis he was unlawfully punished because of his religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality. (Courtesy of First Liberty Institute)

Synod, other advocates speak for religious liberty in secularized military

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid allegedly was punished because of his religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality.

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Video: If not us, then who?

Who better to deliver the Gospel to our nation’s troops on the front lines of conflict – while also caring for their families – than an LCMS chaplain? Could that chaplain be you?

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So Help Me God: April-June 2017 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter for April-June 2017 emphasizes the importance of Christians speaking up in the public square.

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Army chaplain honored for fending off machete attack to save others

LCMS Chaplain Matthew Christensen is honored March 14 with the Army’s highest noncombat medal.

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