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Foursquare Pastor Named Chief of Chaplain Corps for Civil Air Patrol

By Ken Walker

Charlie Sattgast, a longtime Foursquare pastor, is the first Foursquare-endorsed chaplain to be chosen to serve as chief of the chaplain corps for the Civil Air Patrol. He is excited about the opportunity to direct the spiritual lives of the 24,000 cadets who are part of the CAP program.

 
 

Features

How Your Church Can Care for Military Chaplains

By Leslie Nelson

From her personal experience serving soldiers on the frontlines, Foursquare Chaplain Leslie Nelson shares the unique challenges military chaplains face, and offers easy but meaningful ways churches can offer practical support and care of chaplains serving in the armed forces.

 
 

Features

David Leonard: Sent to Care for U.S. Troops

By Ally Siwajian

Foursquare Chaplain and U.S. Air Force Captain David Leonard shares what it’s like to bring hope and the gospel to U.S. troops serving our country in dangerous places, in this video recorded live at Foursquare Connection 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. “We, as chaplains, get to go where there’s chaos and bring the presence of Jesus,” he says.

 
 

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Foursquare Pastor and Chaplain Helps Translate Updated Bible Version

By Ken Walker

Many find the King James Version of the Bible hard to understand. That’s why a group of scholars, including Rob Noland, a Foursquare pastor and retired Army chaplain, came together to create the upcoming Modern English Version, which will make the Scriptures more accessible to today’s readers.

 
 

Features

The Heroes Among Us (Part 2): Search and Rescue

By Bill Shepson

In an exclusive four-part feature series, we get a glimpse into the lives and ministries of Foursquare chaplains who serve men and women in the military, the fire department, hospitals and hospices, and even the legislature. In part two, we look at chaplains in the Civil Air Patrol and fire department.

 
 

Features

The Heroes Among Us (Part 1): Foursquare Chaplains in Action

By Bill Shepson

In an exclusive four-part feature series, we get a glimpse into the lives and ministries of Foursquare chaplains who go above and beyond the call of duty to serve men and women in the military, the fire department, hospitals and hospices, and even the legislature. In part one, we see the impact Foursquare chaplains are having in thousands of lives worldwide.

 
 

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Foursquare Military Chaplains on Mission for ‘Ministry of Presence’

By The Foursquare Church

Wherever the troops go, the chaplains go too. It’s called “ministry of presence.” You might find them riding in a convoy, on the obstacle training course, shouting encouragement to participants, or in a tent, lending a listening ear.

 
 

Features

My Christmas in Iraq

By Steve Pratel

For many U.S. military personnel, Christmas was “just another day in Iraq.” But in the midst of military procedures and missions, mortar fire and missed sleep, Foursquare active-duty military chaplains endeavored to bring the message and a bit of the atmosphere of Christmas to the troops they serve. Those efforts are touchingly portrayed in the following excerpt from a letter written by Army chaplain Steve Pratel, who recently returned from a deployment to Iraq. This is a message sent from him in December 2008.

 
 

Devotionals

Dealing with Military Deployments

By Dawn Houk

Having grown up traveling all over the world, being married to a military man seemed right up my alley. Oh, but then there’s that other part…