Ministry to the Armed Forces

‘Legendary’ LCMS armed forces ministry leader dies

Chaplain Rev. Dr. Milton Ernstmeyer, past executive secretary of the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces, dies Feb. 5 at the age of 99.

KFUO Audio: Interview about worship for the military

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Chaplain Craig Muehler about worship for those serving in the military.

Hokana installed as MAF assistant director

Chaplain Steven Hokana brings more than 30 years of military experience to the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces.

So Help Me God: January-March 2016 Newsletter

In this issue of So Help Me God from the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, the topic of suicide is discussed. Specifically, insight into suicides among active and inactive military members is highlighted, along with ways to help prevent suicides.

RSTM conference looks at ‘ripe harvest,’ barriers to outreach

More than 160 participants from 24 states attend the Synod’s National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

So Help Me God: October-December 2015 Newsletter

In this issue of So Help Me God from the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, insight is provided about spiritual warfare and how upholding the First Commandment can invite conflict.

Mercy Through Chaplains – September 2015

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Specialized Pastoral Ministry and Ministry to the Armed Forces military chaplains deliver Christ’s mercy through their words and service, providing much-needed spiritual care for His people in unique and challenging environments.

New Pilot Project Sends Domestic Missionary into ‘the Margins’

The Rev. Peter M. Burfeind serves as campus pastor at the University of Toledo. As a new domestic missionary, Burfeind works in inner-city neighborhoods with community advocates.

Military Chaplains Combat High Suicide Rates with Mercy

Chaplains are often the “first responders” for soldiers, airmen, Marines, sailors and Coast guardsmen to come to in their hour of need.

Infographic: Serve with the LCMS

There are many opportunities to serve The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod at both the national and local levels.

So Help Me God Newsletter: July-September 2015

In this issue from LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, the ongoing need for married couples to discuss with each other where they are emotionally is discussed. An article suggesting to married couples what they can do to avoid destroying their marriage is also provided. In addition, a devotional thought to encourage readers in their faith is shared.

KFUO Audio: World Lutheran News Digest – The Role of Military Chaplains

Chaplain Craig G. Muehler, director, LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, discusses the role of the military chaplain.

LCMS MAF, SPM Chaplains Minister Where Needed Most

As LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces (MAF) chaplains provide spiritual care for our men and women serving in the military, the Synod’s Specialized Pastoral Ministry (SPM) chaplains also minister to those with specific needs: the sick, the imprisoned, the aging, the troubled, the conflicted and the isolated.

Photo gallery: Chaplain Bears Christ to U.S. Marines

Commander Charles Varsogea, a chaplain in the U.S. Navy, helps nourish the young recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif.

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.

Schreiber to receive Silver St. Martin of Tours Medal

Chaplain Mark Schreiber of Palm Coast, Fla., will receive the highest honor given by the Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces.