Military Children’s Ministry
About four million people call the U.S. military “home.” This includes over one million children of military and civilian personnel. Within this American subculture, approximately 25 to 35 percent of the people in a given community move every year. Most assignments for people in the U.S. military last a mere two to three years with the end of the assignment possibly bringing a move across the world. Children in this environment must continually adjust and make new friends. One or both parents may leave on deployment or on an unaccompanied assignment for six months to a year. Military life can be difficult for all involved. These children need people in their lives to anchor them in Jesus, the Rock of Ages.
A Good News Club is held in a home or school in the military neighborhood that is safe for a child to go to in time of trouble. It brings the teaching of biblical morality to this neighborhood. It connects the child and family to others where they live developing a good community spirit. It assists the chaplain in reaching the children during the week and discipling the children in the Word of God.