Unintended Consequences

By Chaplain Gordon Ruddick Yesterday I spent some of my time on my designated floors thanking nurses for what they do so well with patients and families. As a chaplain I often work closely with them and definitely depend on them for referrals and input regarding who to see and what is needed from their point of view. As I … Read More

A Chaplain’s Blessings Through the Rough Times

Words fail me as I reflect upon the privilege of working in some small way with the Lord through the CBA Ministry to share God’s heart towards us with others. Over the years, comments from many staff, patients and families have shared with me about how they experienced His presence, care and salvation in their time of trauma, even the … Read More

2015 Global Leadership Summit – August 6-7

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event that is telecast live from Willow's campus near Chicago every August to more than 300 satellite locations in North America. It exists to transform Christian leaders around the world with an injection of vision, skill development, and inspiration for the sake of the local church. The Summit is designed for your entire leadership team's staff ... Read More

Vietnam Marine RECON 50th Anniversary Memorial

Photo is of the Vietnam Marine RECON 50th Anniversary Memorial   By Chaplain Jon Uyboco   This past April, over 200 Vietnam Veterans gathered at Camp Pendleton to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the involvement of Reconnaissance Marines in Vietnam. It was a bittersweet time for many of these men as they were able to reconnect with old friends, but were also … Read More

On the Spot

As submitted by Chaplain Andy Meverden to the May 2015 issue of Military Officer Through his quick thinking – and his knowledge of military lore – a chaplain in the Army National Guard is able to keep a Vietnam veteran’s burial honors on track. At the height of the war on terrorism, most military funeral honors for Army veterans were … Read More

Witnessing Changes in a Marine

  A CBAmerica Chaplain is motivated by the response of a Marine and how good our God is! As he explains: “A Marine came to talk to me about a myriad of problems in his life. At one point he mentioned that he did not believe the Bible, but he felt as though Jesus wanted him to read it. We talked … Read More

Hold the Hymnals – PCN Has It Covered!

A hymnals request for a US Army COB (Combat Operating Base) in Afghanistan went out last month. The response from PCN was swift and amazing.  Dr. Jim Smith, Director of the Pacific Church Network (PCN) sent 40 hymnals to our Soldiers. As Chaplain Brian Hargis relates in his report: “There’s a small US camp in Afghanistan called Camp Morehead with approximately 300 Soldiers. … Read More

Creative Ministries of the Heart…and Soul!

The Apostle Paul writes: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”  Hospital Chaplain Gordon Ruddick, in Springfield, Oregon, knows the comfort … Read More

Reserve Chaplain Uses Technology to Disciple Soldiers

Andy Meverden, CBAmerica's new director of chaplaincy, intently reads every ministry report submitted.  He keeps an eye out for ministry effectiveness and innovation in our rapidly changing world.    Army Reserve Chaplain, Captain Sean Callahan, is assigned to an Engineer Battalion in New York, while he serves fulltime as the Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church of Metuchen, New Jersey.  He submitted his biannual ... Read More

Nepal Disaster Relief

On Saturday, April 25, a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 7.89 hit the capital city of Nepal. The death toll has now passed 7,500 with over 14,000 injured as the nation struggles to cope with devastation. Please pray for the church of Christ in Nepal and ministry of Christ to the people of Nepal. CBAmerica is responding to this … Read More