Ministering to Deployed Military Personnel and Their Families

Event Details

Date: May 5, 2010

Times: 1:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Location: Sioux Falls Seminary, 2100 S Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls

Ticket Info: To register for the workshop, please contact Kate Campbell, Director of Congregational Outreach at Augustana, at

Luther House of Study and South Dakota Synod ELCA host this workshop on ministering to the needs of deployed military personnel and their families. Both clergy and laypeople are invited to attend.

To register for the event, contact Kate Campbell at or by calling at 605.274.4396.

Session 1

  • 1:00-Theological Framework
    • “Whether Soldiers too Can be Saved”- Dr. Chris Croghan
  • 1:30-Focus on Families
    • State Readiness Coordinator
  • 2:30-Break
  • 2:45-Panel Discussion
    • Military chaplains and clinicians from Veterans Administration
    • Specific health, psychological, and relationship issues and the role Chaplain play in the field and on the home front.
  • 4:00-Worship
    • Led by military chaplains
  • 4:30-Adjourn for dinner hour

Session 2

  • 6:45-Panel Discussion
    • Chaplains and families give narratives and testimonies about their personal experiences in the field and at home and ministry in the midst of those situations
  • 7:45- Breakout Conversations
    • The role of Word and Sacrament Ministry
      • Confession & Absolution
      • Law and Gospel
      • Two Kinds of Righteousness
    • Share ideas and practices
  • 8:15- Closing Prayer and Blessing

Kate Campbell
Director, Congregational Outreach & Liturgical Arts
Augustana College
2001 S. Summit Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Phone: 605.274.4396