There’s too much war in the world – in fact, one war is too much, right? Where there are soldiers, from many countries, there are often Military Chaplains to minister to their spiritual well being.
I remember talking to my brother-in-law on Skype when he was serving in Afghanistan in 2008-2009. He told me about his relationship with his Chaplain. He told me about how hard Iraq had been, how he had felt so spiritually desolate, and how he did not want his time in Afghanistan to be similar.
Thanks to a great Chaplain, and some spiritual buddies, his time there was quite different than those desolate days in Iraq.
On episode 206, “An Army Chaplain’s Small Church Ministry in Afghanistan”, we talk with Jonny’s brother, David Craig, who is an Army Chaplain currently serving in Afghanistan. His experience has many similarities, and a few differences, with our own small church ministry experiences, here in the U.S., and around the world.
My big take-away was how important it is for people to gather together and worship, no matter the size of the group! This is a great reminder for all of us who do not serve in megachurches, or even large churches (about 80% of us!).
If you want to hear another military leader who knocked it out of the park on our podcast, head over to Episode 72 with Dave Ronan, a U.S. Air Force instructor in Strategic Guidance and Security Cooperation. He talks about crushing it in a new ministry.
With the New Year upon us, check out Episode 128 - Practical Tips For Managing Your Ministry Time with our friend from down under, John Finkelde.
Happy New Year! We love all of you pastors! Praise God that we get to love, lead, and shepherd the people of God - all over the place!
Jeff (& Jonny)
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