The Eagle Commission serves as a strategic link between the people of Charis Fellowship congregations and its representative military chaplains around the world. The Eagle Commission offers the means to express support of the chaplains and their ministry and to keep updated on their latest news and prayer requests.
The Eagle Commission is producing a series of videos for use in churches and on its website about the ministry of our chaplains.
Our first video is linked to Memorial Day and is ready for your church to use on Memorial Day weekend. It focuses on one aspect of chaplain ministry — that of providing pastoral care and ministry in the midst of combat when a service member is killed in action (KIA). Army Chaplain Billy Graham tells his story of ministry in Iraq in spring 2003 when one member of his unit is killed. The story is crafted in such a way as to remind all of the need to pray for our chaplains but also to remember that the sacrifices of our service men and women secures our religious freedom here in the states.
View the video at the Charis Fellowship Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/336199184/2f1573fd7b
A hi-res version here may also be downloaded: https://firebasestorage.googleapis.com/v0/b/vivid-torch-5264.appspot.com/o/EagleCommissionMemorialDay2019.mp4?alt=media&token=ac220b36-c5e5-4f54-84ac-8cbe5f33774b
Suggestions for contextualizing and use in your service would be:
- Our current freedoms are secured at the cost of sacrifices just as our spiritual freedom was secured by the cross and blood of our Savior.
- All across our nation and in our communities are GOLD STAR families. Gold Star families are those who have lost a loved one due to combat. Perhaps there are even Gold Star family members in your church. Memorial Day weekend is a more somber weekend for them (and for many combat veterans) while many Americans focus on festive activities. They feel the loss. They should be lifted up in prayer on Memorial Day weekend and loved by us as the body of Christ.
- Prayer for Charis Fellowship’s chaplains as they minister every day, but especially when deployed. (Click here for a list of Charis Fellowship chaplains.)