Holy Cross Lutheran Church Military Ministry desires to demonstrate and share the love of Jesus Christ with the active, reserve, and veteran military families of our church and community. We minister to foster an intentional sense of community by uniting the needs of our military with the ministry of our church.
To provide exceptional ministry to our communities military families in the body of Christ and to encourage and support our veterans, those currently serving in the Armed Forces and their families through ongoing prayer, devotions, care packages, bible studies, community outreach and pastoral care.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church is blessed to have many military families in our church. We are committed to supporting our military service men and women and their families. In our ongoing effort to say “thank you” for all they sacrifice and for reminding us of our own need to sacrifice for others as stewards of God’s kingdom, we desire to:
Get to know and recognize our military families in our church and community
Be aware of the needs of our military families, and provide ways for our church to participate in meeting and supporting those needs.
Encourage and support our veterans, military personnel and their families, and embrace them in Christian love.
Provide care and resources to families to strengthen relationships and sense of community with Christ and Others.
Provide practical help and resources pre-deployment, post-deployment and during times of separation.
Provide Pastoral care through marriage enrichment studies, PTSD counseling and resources, bibles, devotionals and prayer.
Provide ongoing education to strengthen the Military Marriages, Parenting education, navigating available resources.
SMALL GROUP STUDIES:
Combat Trauma and Healing Manual (for individuals)
This manual offers spiritual solutions for your struggles with PTSD. It combines the latest insights of the medical and counseling communities with the timeless principles of God’s Word.
In these pages you’ll find a step-by-step program that will help you:
- Understand your trauma – spiritually, psychologically and physiologically.
- Adopt therapeutic spiritual disciplines.
- Process your loss and grief.
- Experience the freeing influence of giving and receiving forgiveness.
- Rebuild your identity based on what God says about you.
- Strengthen yourself spiritually against future attacks.
- Connect with those who will support you in many ways.
- Rejoin society as a strengthened man or woman of God.
Defending The Military Family
Servicemen and women get first-class training to complete their mission—defending life and liberty, but sometimes lack the training they need in facing the unique challenges of raising children in today’s dynamic military. As members of the military, their families face unique situations that many in the civilian world will never confront.
Taking time-tested principles you will find this study to be a practical and enlightening way to gain great insight into how to deal with the issues you face in raising your children while in the military. If you or your spouse is serving in the armed forces, you understand the unique parenting challenges of military families.
LTC (USA, Ret) Jim Fishback is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He served with the United States Army for more than 20 years. Jim and Bea were married in 1975 and have two grown children, Jamie and Joni.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us... Hebrews 12:1