Our mission here at Fort Hood consists of reaching out to soldiers and their families by bringing the life changing message of the Gospel into their lives.
Our ministry is highly relational and takes the intentional investment of time and instruction to result in mature healthy believers living and laboring for Christ for a lifetime.
We begin this discipleship process by building biblical foundations, into their lives, one by one and in small groups, helping them grow strong in biblical disciplines like: Prayer, Bible study, Scripture memory, Sharing Christ with others, intentional healthy fellowship and helping them make other disciples strongly rooted in their faith. As they are being equipped, they minister to other soldiers and during deployments some are able to minister to the locals.
This doesn’t happen without Challenges. They face many difficulties. Many have issues and troubled backgrounds that have crippled them in their spiritual lives. And in the military they experience unique needs and issues especially since the country has been at war, like: discouragement, loneliness, broken families, immorality, fear, multiple&long deployments, difficult reintegration and relationships, death and injury and many experience Post Traumatic Stress.
So we strive to engage these soldiers right where they are, attune to their specific needs, bringing hope and strength through a relationship with Christ. On any given day Art meets with soldiers over meals and in the evenings for personal one to one time, he prepares for each encounter and multiple small group bible studies and training conducted during the week. The main gathering for fellowship and getting into the Word happens on Thursday nights. Friday nights we have sports night for fun and outreach. Monday nights we have an in home community Bible study.