In May, during Military Appreciation Month, one of the most impactful ways you can support military families, is to start a “Military Ministry” within your congregation.
A “Military Ministry” is a volunteer-led grassroots, practical and spiritual place for military-connected people to belong inside a place of worship. These volunteers are not therapists or counselors – they are caring people who want to do more for those who serve(d). They bring people together in partnership with clergy to improve military-connected peoples’ quality of life.
If you don’t have a military support ministry within your congregation, start by asking your faith community leaders the questions above. Ideally we hope clergy will empower volunteer leaders to organize and lead it.
To learn more, visit https://vanguardveteran.com/faith-community-veteran-champion-consulting-training-2/ and/or reach out to me at Kathy@VanguardVeteran.com