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  • Chaplaincy: It's all about presence

    by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, posted Thursday, May 17, 2018 (7 months ago)

    File photo provided by NAMB
    FORT BENNING, Ga. (BP) -- When Chaplain (CPT) Robert Boyles was in U.S. Army Ranger School training, he met four strangers he later would baptize. But when the weather turned 15 degrees that night, Boyles was simply another Ranger in training, stomping his feet in his Army boots to keep warm.

    Boyles and the others were in the Mountain phase of an arduous 61 days in training at Fort Benning's Ranger Brigade. They'd already endured a 12-mile road march carrying 35-pound rucksacks and weapons as well as intense military instruction, challenging patrols and a grueling physical training (PT) test together. Read More

  • Navy Reserve chaplain officer addresses NOBTS chapel

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, February 26, 2018 (10 months ago)

    Photo by Dennis Phelps
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Rear Admiral Endel Lee, a Navy Reserve chaplain officer and North American Mission Board church planting catalyst in military communities, challenged a chapel audience at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary to "Do your part" for the Kingdom.

    The Feb. 8 service included the commissioning of a new Navy chaplain.

    NOBTS President Chuck Kelley encouraged the audience in opening remarks to consider the varied service opportunities available to chaplains. Read More

  • SBC to vote on NAMB ministry amendment

    by Art Toalston, posted Thursday, February 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Roger S. Oldham
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Chaplain-led ministry near overseas military bases someday may become part of the North American Mission Board's church planting outreach if a proposed ministry amendment is approved during the June 16-17 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    The SBC Executive Committee approved a recommendation to be presented to messengers in Columbus, Ohio, to enable NAMB to "provide specialized, defined and agreed upon assistance to the International Mission Board in assisting churches to plant churches for specific groups outside the United States and Canada." Read More