The Eagle Commission is a national ministry of the Charis Fellowship. On November 11, the board of directors met. Below is a recap from their meeting, provided by Endorser Mark Penfold.
The Eagle Commission’s board of directors had its annual board meeting on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, via Zoom. Our board president, Jim Augspurger (Grace Polaris Church in Westerville, Ohio) led the board in reviewing our journey in 2021 that included recognition of the Eagle Commission as a national ministry in our Fellowship and celebrated the retirements of both George Youstra and Jack Galle. We’re glad to report that we are on track to meet our 2021 budget, but it was a budget that remained impacted by some COVID restrictions that are implemented on military bases and almost one-third of our chaplains being reassigned during summer 2021 (and unable to attend Access2021). The board approved a visionary budget for 2022 that includes more travel for me as the endorser, Lord willing. We have begun the challenging work of developing a three-to-five year strategic plan that will include initiatives in serving, recruiting, and empowering.
We are challenged by the need of our servicemen and women and the diminishing number of men seemingly available to respond to the call to serve as military and VA chaplains from our Fellowship. We covet your prayers that the Lord of the harvest will call our qualified men to serve those in our military services. The spiritual needs of those servicemen and women (and NOT the policies of national leaders) are what drive us to our knees in prayer. We invite everyone connected to the Eagle Commission to commit to regular prayer for this critical need!