Late Boomer Chaplain: When the door finally opens!

Chaplain Terry & Margaret Sutfin know the meaning of patience and persistence.  Ordained to ministry in 1961 and although qualified and available, Pastor Terry was never able to get into any military branch.  Knowing God wanted them in ministry, they set out to serve in church ministry in New York and Vermont.  When the Vermont church could not support a … Read More

Goldfish Crackers & Ministry

Chaplain, Captain, John Hatfield serves part-time in the Rhode Island Army National Guard.  He, like 47 other CBAmerica reserve chaplains, performs ministry typically one weekend per month.  Twice a year, we ask for a report of the previous six-month period.  Chaplain Hatfield’s report included a specific answer to prayer.  “My greatest blessing last quarter involved answered prayer. I was having … Read More

Burial At Sea: Providing Hope and Closure

It was the most beautiful funeral I have ever led. Watching the final committal from the safety of the higher position, the stern gate, which normally is lowered for Amphibious Assault Vehicles, was now being opened to say farewell to a beloved shipmate one last time. Moving along the waters just outside of San Diego at just 4 knots, the … Read More

Invitation to CB Northwest Annual Enrichment Conference

Dear Shepherds, It is my privilege to facilitate the covenant community family during our Annual Enrichment Conference, March 7-9, 2016, at Seaside, Oregon. Our yearly family celebration has become known as an event that is spiritually transforming, relationally engaging, and strategically purposeful. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Movement’.  Bruce Shelley, in his book A History of Conservative Baptists … Read More