What is moral injury?
Moral injury refers to an injury to an individual’s moral conscience resulting from an act of perceived moral transgression which produces profound emotional shame. Oftentimes this is a hidden injury that normally does not respond to therapeutic treatment in a clinical setting, but more often is helped by sharing personal stories in a safe, trusted and nonjudgmental environment. The concept of moral injury emphasizes the psychological, cultural, and spiritual aspects of trauma.
What is Veterans Care Ministry?
Veterans Care Ministry is a faith-based ministry launched by The Baptist Home in an effort to help combat veterans and their families deal with the effects of moral injury. Moral injury is often a hidden injury, and does not normally respond to treatment in a clinical setting.
What is our purpose?
We believe we are called to serve seniors and their loved ones. We recognize that many seniors are also veterans and thus, we seek to partner with local churches and ministry organizations to develop a practical means of helping veterans and their families who suffer from moral injury. While our main focus is to provide care and assistance to aging veterans, we believe this ministry will be beneficial in helping veterans of all ages.
How does Veterans Care Ministry work?
Veterans Care Ministry offers to help churches and ministry organizations develop ways to connect and to build healing relationships with combat veterans and their families through awareness-building events, ministry training and education, and community action networks. We believe that in order to help our combat veterans cope with the stresses of combat and heal the wounds of moral injury, we must first educate and then equip ourselves in order to provide meaningful, effective ministry.
How can I help?
If you would like to learn more about moral injury and steps you can take to begin helping veterans in your congregation or local community, please contact Tommy Goode at (417) 860-3471 or firstname.lastname@example.org.To provide a gift of financial support, you can send a check made payable to The Baptist Home, PO Box 87, Ironton, MO 63650. You can also text “CALLED” to 80077 to make a gift of $10**. Your gifts of time, talents and resources are critical to the continued success of this dynamic and authentic ministry.Greene County Missouri Veterans Services