cultivateawarenessTool: Cultivate Awareness

Awareness is one of the primary ingredients in creating and maintaining a veterans’ ministry. The following questions are ways in which your congregation can begin to cultivate awareness of those who have served in your midst.




“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Ways in which you can do this:

  • Provide recognition
  • Create a “hall of Veterans’
  • participate in VA “Stand Downs”
  • Begin community outreach
  • Encourage youth and senior participation
  • Provide prayer sponsorship for family members
  • Conduct home visits
  • Initiate small groups
  • Share in meals together
  • Provide educational opportunities for congregants through meetings and literature






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