Help Bring the Gospel to the Front Lines

from May 24, 2018 Category: Ministry News

The military is a mission field and a spiritual battleground.

Around the world, the men and women who serve in the U.S. military dedicate their lives to protecting freedom. Through the struggles of war, injury, and multiple deployments, military chaplains are there to support the troops on the front lines. Yet chaplains rarely have enough resources to meet soldiers’ needs and often work without the support and encouragement of other mature Christians.

You can help us support the military chaplains who support the troops. By God’s grace and with your prayers and donations, we are able to provide books, teaching series, and much more to help chaplains minister to those under their care.

Our goal is to help train soldiers to “put on the whole armor of God” (Eph. 6:11) and to proclaim the gospel to service members who may never have heard it. Our strategy is simple: we want to get the teaching resources that Ligonier has been producing for decades into the hands of servicemen and women—we want to be their spiritual supply line.


“These resources provide the unmatched combination of biblical faithfulness and intellectual stimulation that our soldiers both need and want.”
CH (MAJ) Eric Leetch

Our chaplain outreach is so important to Ligonier and was always dear to R.C. Sproul’s heart. A few years ago, we sat down with R.C. Sproul and Chaplain Jim Carter as they discussed how essential it is for the military to be spiritually fed and equipped.

Chaplain Carter, who was stationed between Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Operation Desert Shield, stood on the front lines of a spiritual battle. He recalls, “I had four months with me, the soldiers, camels—the whole nine yards. And I said, ‘Lord, what can I do?’” Then one day, he received a box full of copies of The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul and other trusted resources.

Another chaplain, John Sackett, told the story of one soldier who asked for something to read before leaving on a trip. Chaplain Sackett gave him two booklets by R.C. Sproul: How Can I Develop a Christian Conscience? and What Is the Church? The soldier came back later and asked to meet regularly. He had never taken his Christian faith seriously, but these booklets had shown him his need for discipleship so that he might lead his family well.


“This growing gold mine of material will bear fruit for eternity.”
CH (MAJ) Mark

This important outreach to the men and women of the U.S. military is only possible thanks to the support of friends like you. When you pray for and give to this program, you enable us to encourage and strengthen those in harm’s way and on the homefront.

We have served hundreds of chaplains, and they use Ligonier’s resources to minister to thousands of troops stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Sinai Peninsula, Korea, Germany, the United States, and other regions throughout the world. In order to fully fund this program for another year, we need to raise $30,000 over the next 30 days to continue sending resource packages of teaching series, books, issues of Tabletalk magazine, and more.

Donating $50 funds one resource package.

Donating $100 funds two resource packages.

Thank you for helping us minister to the armed forces and equip them with the truth to win their spiritual battles.

P.S. If you know a chaplain who would be interested in receiving our materials, please put them in contact with our team at chaplain@ligonier.org. We would be honored to serve them.