Beyond the Yellow Ribbon: Ministering to Returning Combat Veterans

by David A. Thompson, Darlene Wetterstrom. Abingdon Press, 2009.

This resource equips congregations with sensitive and informed approaches to military veterans, focusing on how congregations can help veterans transition into civilian life.


description of a military-friendly church, ideas for military outreach during various stages of deployment, tips for ministry at the end of each chapter

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Create a military-friendly environment for returning veterans by referring to the checklist provided in the resource.
  • Brainstorm ideas for military outreach during the various stages of deployment.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming was a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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