Warrior-Chaplain Retires

Though June 15 was his “last day on the job” as senior pastor of the USA Army White Sands Missile Range New Mexico Protestant Chapel, Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Brad West, and his wife, Susan have their sights set on “what’s next?” I had the joy of taking the West Family out to dinner, the evening before Brad’s retirement ceremony on June 4, … Read More

2015 Men’s Roundup – Sept 11-13

Men’s Roundup is a Christian men’s conference and camping retreat held in a forested mountaintop setting at Camp Tadmor in Lebanon, Oregon where men are encouraged to believe, obey, connect, and lead. Roundup features an inspiring primary speaker, well-known guest artists and musicians, biblical teachers leading action workshop breakout sessions, great food, and opportunities for guys to worship, learn, grow, … Read More

First Things First

Dr. Bill Hoyt Regional Consultant & Coach Growing Healthy Churches June 2015 George was a top salesman for Logical Solutions, a software programming and services company. His peers recognized his effectiveness and respected him as a salesman and co-worker. George’s Achilles heel was a bad memory. He had a well-earned reputation for being forgetful. His co-workers found his forgetfulness amusing, but … Read More

In Response to the Supreme Court’s Redefining Marriage

At the meeting of the Regional Executive Directors in Denver on June 29th, 2015, Dr. David Whitaker led the board in a discussion of the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. The following was adapted from an earlier statement created by Dr. Whitaker and is the board’s official response to that decision: CBAmerica’s Statement Here Resources: Here is the … Read More

Matters of Life and Death

By Andy Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy Chaplain, First Lieutenant (Promotable) Matt Laun, of the New York Army National Guard is stationed at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base.  His mid-year ministry report caught my eye. “It has been a difficult year for the 2/101 CAV (Air “Cavalry” Unit with helicopters). In February 2015 we lost a young Soldier to suicide. … Read More

From Prison with Praise!

By Andy Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy Chaplain Evan Spencer’s career began in the active Air Force and meandered through the Air Force Reserve, as he entered the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  He’ll be the first to tell you it hasn’t been easy, but all along the journey he used his musical gifts to elicit praise from those he served. His … Read More

Corban alumnus ministers in unique capacity

Men and women in the Army National Guard too often face civilian obstacles that challenge them personally, physically and spiritually. They struggle with marital and financial challenges, as parents, in civilian jobs and more, all which affect military readiness. In 2010, Ian Howarth, ADP ’09, made a decision to help these soldiers and airmen through serving God and his country … Read More

Worship

By Steve Engram, SWCC Regional Executive Worship. Is there a word that evokes more emotion and division in the church today than this word? The term “worship wars” did not come out of a vacuum, but it came out of a reality that a lot of churches have experienced. For some churches, that battle is a distant memory and they … Read More

RMCN Board Appoints New Executive Director

The Rocky Mountain Church Network met last week to appoint a new executive director for the region. Rev. Stan Rieb will assume the position beginning June 1, 2015. Dr. Paul Borden, who was the previous executive director, is stepping down and will stay on in a coaching capacity for the region. Read Dr. Borden’s Letter to the Region Here   Photo: Rev. Stan … Read More