E-Kit Video Seminar
Engaging the Military Community in Your Midst
The E-Kit: Engage the Military in Your Midst video seminar is Cru Military’s free, online resource that gives you the tools you need to minister to the military in your area. We are here to build you up and support you as you help fulfill the Great Commission by ministering to the military community. All you need is a willing heart and a little time.
We combine tried and true best practices with testimonies from a number of active duty, veterans, wives of veterans, wounded warriors and parents that provide real context to the issues facing our military today. You will see that its people like you, who have helped them come to Christ and grow spiritually.
The series is composed of eight videos. Throughout the 90-minute seminar are “Take Five” breaks with questions to discuss in your group. The videos are hosted by Maj Jeff Struecker, Chaplain US Army (Ret), Pastor, Author and Warrior portrayed in the movie “Black Hawk Down” and by LTC Jeff Presnal, US Army Reserve (Ret), President of Armor of God Military Ministry.
This seminar will encourage you to START where you are, USE what you have, and DO what you can to serve the military in your midst.
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Leader’s Guide: Combat Trauma Healing Manual
Leader’s Guide: When War Comes Home
Combat Veteran’s: What Not to Say and Why
What Others Are Doing
Learn How to Share Your Faith
3 minute montage of military men and women, spouses, veterans and families sharing their experiences and how others ministered to them, physically, mentally, and spiritually… Showing you why there is a need and reason to be involved with the military community – those who have given so much to us. Video 1 – Why? Video […]Read More
This 18 minute video with teacher Jeff Struecker introduces what you can do and highlights what you, as believers in Jesus Christ, uniquely bring to the table… your faith in Christ. The video includes two “Take Five” breaks allowing you to pause the video and discuss what you have learned so far. Also included is […]Read More
This 3 minute graphic video presents the facts and figures that reveal the causes of the struggles and pain that so many of our military men and women, our veterans and all their families and friends are experiencing. The needs are very real, very immediate … and are not issues you should run away from […]Read More
This video is a conversation between Scott and Karen Clark, who helped start a community-based ministry to the military in Phoenix, AZ, and Jeff and Sandra Presnal, who launched a church-based ministry to the military in Houston, TX. (6 minutes) Video 1 – Why? Video 2 – What? Video 3 – Cause Video 4 – […]Read More
This final video summarizes the seminar and gives you final “marching orders” to step out in the area of service God has called you to. A highlight of the video is “One Final Thing” statements from many of the participants in the seminar. (4 ½ minutes) Video 1 – Why? Video 2 – What? Video […]Read More
Frequently Asked Questions If you don’t find the question or answer you are looking for here, please contact us. We will gladly add to these FAQs. Why does Jeff Struecker pray with his eyes open? Jeff told us that he never prayed with his eyes closed during battle. Seems like a reasonable practice for him […]Read More
This glossary is part of the E-kit library. The terms, ranks, and acronyms are those used in the E-Kit video series. Learning a New Language: If you’ve not spent much time around the military, the terminology can be overwhelming. While not comprehensive, this glossary will get you started. If you have a question about a […]Read More
What is God telling you to do? As you are praying about engaging the military in your midst, you may be wondering how to know what God is telling you to do? You don’t, after all, want to waste time and energy doing things that aren’t in line with His plan. We’ve gotten permission to reprint […]Read More
Ministries Launch Point Your church or group has many skills, talents, resources and ideas which you can utilize in serving the military around you. These suggestions are just a launch point for your discussions and brainstorming! First Steps 1. Develop a team of like-minded people in your church or group and begin praying together. 2. Identify […]Read More
In the E-Kit Video Seminar we stress that the unique attribute that churches provide our military men and women is faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are many ways to serve and many organizations are doing a great job helping our veterans and active duty personnel. But we need to keep our eyes […]Read More
The air in the room is blue, colored by the obscenity-laden talk from the group. Arms and necks are decorated with tattoo art. In fact, I am likely the only person in the group without a tattoo (although I’ve thought it would be funny to get a zipper pull tattooed at the top of the […]Read More