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Interview with a Chaplain
Chaplain Colonel Don Holdridge of the US Army Reserves is currently serving at Baptist Bible College & Seminary. He is training young men and women to be effective ministry leaders through the school's chaplaincy program. While Chaplain Holdridge is in charge of reserve medical unit recruitment for the northwest, he is currently training chaplains to serve in a number of fields including the military as well as police forces, hospitals, jails, and companies that hire chaplains.
In order to raise interest in and awareness of the program, BBC&S hosted a number of military chaplains and servicemen for the annual Chaplaincy Emphasis event on September 20-22. Chaplain Holdridge was anxious to do is part for the event. "To be honest, I'm trying to train my replacements, and I'd love to see more godly chaplains come in behind me who have a good hold on the Word of God." He hoped the event would raise interest in the Chaplaincy Emphasis program at both the College and the Seminary as well as and interest in the military. He said that while the Army is particularly short on chaplains, all of the military branches are in need.
Even if students aren't interested in military service themselves, Holdridge says the military chaplains' presence at BBC&S is still advantageous for them. He explains that most people in ministry will encounter military personnel in churches. "It will give the students a good idea of how to minister to them."
Posted on: 10/2/2006 2:36:11 PM