Former Army Chief Chaplain Calls for Military Ministry
Former Chief of Army Chaplains MajGen (Ret) Doug Carver is encouraging churches to engage in “military ministry” for the troops returning from war:
“All of our veterans returning home from war require some level of re-integration,” Carver said. “This is where the local church can offer a powerful ministry to our veterans and their families.”
Churches should do an inventory of the military veterans listed on their membership rolls — not just currently active or recently returning vets in the pews but older vets who may have served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. “If you have just one [veteran], you have an obligation to provide military ministry,” Carver said.
As an integral part of society and many peoples’ lives, churches are an important part of the reintegration of troops returning from war.