Sunday, November 27, 2106 (11:12 AM MMS)
Bro. Andy, [and members, friends & supporters of CBAmerica Chaplaincy]
Today I become the senior pastor of a new congregation/Chapel here in Hawaii. Blessed to see it grow from 15 to 66 in two months. The command chaplain (Colonel) for the post was going to shut it down, but God sent me to plow.
Expecting 100 today and so much more as we launch a new theme for all the Army Installations in April. This is a huge project – eventually every US Army base will use our template to grow a congregation like ours. Talk about church planting in the Army!
I’m bringing in the Deputy Chief of Chaplains (Brigadier General Solhjem – a Baptist) at the Pentagon, and the installation Chaplain at Fort Campbell, KY (Colonel Murphy, another Baptist) and some other heavy hitters in the Chaplain Corps to preach a revival and to help launch it.
The theme is IMPACT. God making an impact in us so that we can IMPACT our community and the world.
The last time a [US Army] Chapel theme was launched was 1999. The theme was “Chapel Next,” taking the “next step.” Chapel Next is still around at most every Army Installation, but IMPACT Chapel will be the new theme encouraging a deeper relationship with God, a deeper dive into Scripture, and a deeper concentration on Service. Time is short, and it’s time to get off the pews and make an IMPACT.
Please tell CBAmerica that I need them now more than ever, because Satan certainly wants to keep our IMPACT minimal. But…greater is He who in in us….
Brian Hargis Chaplain, Captain, US Army Senior Pastor (Protestant) MHR Chapel Schofield Barracks, HI
Chaplain Andy adds: Please join me in praying for the Holy Spirit’s guidance, empowerment and blessing on this new “Army Chaplaincy Initiative.” For more stories of God working in and through CBAmerica chaplains, go to http://cbamerica.org/category/chaplaincy/