The MCA connects chaplains, military members, veterans, their families, and faith communities
- Through annual conferences, quarterly magazine, weekly e-mail and local chapters
- Respond to inquiries regarding chaplaincies, chaplains, and religious expression in the Armed Services and Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Assist persons outside the government or the military system in order to help them gain appropriate access for information and issue resolution.
- Maintain a database of over 8,600 chaplains–active, Guard, Reserve, retired, or deceased–and those who work with us and our supporters.
- We connect retired and former chaplains to National Guard, Reserve, Active Duty, and Department of Veterans Affairs chaplains to assist with funerals, counseling, suicide prevention, and other concerns affecting military families
- Through our speakers bureau we address faith communities, civic organizations, community meetings, and others about chaplaincy, faith development in the armed forces, and the value of veterans and their families to worshiping congregations
- We maintain communications and liaison with the Chiefs of Chaplains, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board, the Department of Veterans Affairs and, through the National Conference on Ministry to the Armed Forces and Endorsers Conference for Veterans Affairs Chaplaincy, with the faith groups endorsing chaplains for the military and Department of Veterans Affairs.
Every one of us can add to this list and think of ways to continue our work in uniform and out of uniform. We can also share our experience as we tell others of the work we do in our Chapter meetings and by posting it in a ministry report on the MCA web page. Your ideas may open up new ministry for the rest of us.
As you do the work of the Lord in your own setting, may the Lord bless you as richly as you bless others.