Big Picture

Military Children’s Ministry

About four million people call the U.S. military “home.” This includes over one million children of military and civilian personnel. Within this American subculture, approximately 25 to 35 percent of the people in a given community move every year. Most assignments for people in the U.S. military last a mere two to three years with the end of the assignment possibly bringing a move across the world. Children in this environment must continually adjust and make new friends. One or both parents may leave on deployment or on an unaccompanied assignment for six months to a year. Military life can be difficult for all involved. These children need people in their lives to anchor them in Jesus, the Rock of Ages.

Through Military Children’s Ministry, a Good News Club® is held in a home or school in the military neighborhood that is safe for a child to attend. It is another way to bring the teaching of biblical morality to this neighborhood. It connects the child and family to others where they live developing a good community spirit. It assists the chaplain in reaching the children during the week and discipling the children in the Word of God.

Installations with Active Ministry

As of 04/17/24


Fort Novosel (Army)


Luke (Air Force)


Camp Pendleton (Marines)

Twentynine Palms* (Marines)


Hurlburt Field (Air Force)


Fort Riley (Army)


Fort Campbell (Army)


Barksdale* (Air Force)


Fort Leonard Wood (Army)

New York:

Fort Drum (Army)

Fort Hamilton (Army)

North Carolina:

Fort Liberty (Army)


Fort Sill (Army)

South Carolina:

Fort Jackson (Army)


Fort Bliss (Army)

Fort Cavazos (Army)

Dyess (Air Force)


Fort Belvoir (Army)

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (AF/Army)

JEB Little Creek – Fort Story (Navy/Army)


Joint Base Lewis-McChord (AF/Army)

*CEF literature used for chaplain-led children’s programs

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