Military Ministry



The vision is to see a movement within SBC churches that demonstrates God’s love and the gospel’s power impacting and transforming the lives of our nation’s military members and their families.

The Need

The military people group consists of current members of the U.S. Armed Services (Active, Guard and Reserve), veterans and their families.  Although endorsed military chaplains are primarily responsible to facilitate the religious needs of current military members, the need extends to all veterans and their families.

More than 85 percent of our troops and their families live outside their assigned military installations in or near our local communities. In addition, a highly diverse population of over 22 million veterans are living in across our nation.  Click the following link to learn the veteran population of your church’s county:

The Department of Veteran Affdairs’ Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the VA National Chaplain Center provide training events to assist clergy and churches in recognizing signs and symptoms of spiritual, emotional and mental trauma.  For more information about the VA’s Community Clergy Training Program, click on

Churches across the SBC are demonstrating a growing compassion for ministering to the military members and families in their communities.  As the initiative to encourage, engage, educate and enlist SBC churches about Military Ministry is launched, please join us in prayer for this movement.

Information Links

Disclaimer – The list below is for informational purposes only.  Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content expressed do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Chaplaincy Team or NAMB.

NOTE: Organizations and institutions across our nation are joining the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration in its remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. This historic commemoration effort is designed for federal, state and local communities, veterans' organizations and other nongovernmental organizations to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam veterans and their families. Commemorative partners are encouraged to participate in the commemoration of the Vietnam War by planning and conducting events and activities that will recognize the Vietnam veterans and their families' service, valor and sacrifice.

For more information on how your church can support Military Ministry, please email us at or call 770-410-6367.