Cowboy Chaplain Guidelines (page 2)

Cowboys For Christ Cowboy Chaplains of America; Please read those words again and focus on CHRIST.  We are CHRIST-like, We are Christians and We are servants of the MOST HIGH GOD. We must never be apologetic of our LORD or our walk as born-again believers.  We must always speak as Christians, we must always act as Christians and we must use GOD’S HOLY WORD as we minister. We always minister in a loving, caring and CHRIST-like way as to draw the lost, minister to the hurting and serve in a way that will bring honor to our LORD and SAVIOR.

The office and work of a Chaplain is recognized by the US Government as a relevant and essential part of its representation of the people.  There are many times that the Chaplain is the only one allowed by law to function as a ministering element under the covering of the separation of church and state.

There are many different ministering bodies that operate under the title of “Chaplain” in the country today; Military, Police, Hospital, College, Sports, Industrial, Race Track, Government and Prison.  Each section has different functions and duties, but they all seek to relieve the hurting, reach the lost and minister to those in need.

Chaplaincy began in America in the military in 1776, and the need for Chaplains has grown as the nation has drawn away from the established denominations and has become increasingly secular.  The desire to serve the LORD and reach out to the ever-increasing numbers that have no religious background or spiritual direction has greatly increased the demand for qualified, trained and willing servant to fill the office and duties of a chaplain.  The Cowboy world is certainly no different than any other walk of life and it is our prayer that you will help fill this void to bring the lost cowboys and cowgirls into GOD’S KINGDOM.

           Cowboys For Christ Cowboy Chaplains of America—-Cowboy and Cowgirl Chaplains

A true child of GOD wants to serve, and cowgirls are certainly included in this desire to serve.  The “Call to Serve” is as strong in cowgirls as it is in any cowboy, and I know that we have all been blessed to see the dedication and commitment of the “ladies of faith.”  I am sure that most are familiar with the Apostle Paul addressing the situation that the young Church and Church leaders were facing in I Timothy 2. I am also very aware of the instances in Rom 16:1-6 and Phil. 4:2-3 there the Apostle Paul called upon the ladies to serve in a number of ways to further GOD’S KINGDOM.  In every chaplaincy division mentioned above; ladies serve with dignity, and anointing as they seek to fulfil GOD’S calling on their lives. In fact, there are many instances that call for a lady to minister in situations that could reach a higher level to comfort the hurting; such as rape and abuse.

The Chaplains in modern America must establish connections between the Christian churches and the secular sphere of society to provide opportunities for the Christian faith to influence public life and to reach the lost.  The Chaplain can and must be the bridge that crosses the divide of sinful mankind to the Temple of GOD as represented by denomination, non-denomination, Cowboy Churches, outreach ministries and any and all that are seeking to reach the lost and comfort the hurting as evil runs rampant across this nation.  Cowboy Chaplains of America is here to help fill that need!

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