Military Ministry

We salute you!

Colorado Springs is the proud home of many military installations. With that pride comes the recognition that our military men and women and their families have unique gifts and challenges as they serve our country. Our military ministry is a place for both civilians and military families to gather for prayer, encouragement, and support. We would be honored to assist you and your family in connecting at Woodmen. If you are deploying or your spouse is deployed, please contact us so we can support and maintain contact with you.

Military Ministry Contact: David McDill

Contact David McDill

Upcoming Events


YoungLife Military Family Camp – To allow Soldiers and their families to get away from the stresses of everyday life, spend quality time together, laugh a lot and be restored. Week 1: May 29 - June 4, 2022. OR Week 2: June 5 - June 11, 2022

There is a one time registration fee that covers the whole week at camp. The registration fee is based on rank:

E1-E5: $50.00
E6-E9: $75.00
CW1-O3: $100.00
O4 and above: $150.00

Oxygen Couples Retreat - The Peterson Chaplain Corps is offering a Stronger Families retreat at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 11-12 June Active Duty Military Couples are invited to attend; there is an online survey that they will need to fill out first. There is plenty of room for additional couples so you are encouraged to sign up right away. To register, please call the Peterson Chapel at 719-556-4442. 

You are welcome at Woodmen, where your service is recognized and honored. Here you can grow in faith, experience community, be nurtured, and serve. We desire to be a part of helping you to strengthen your walk with Christ. Whether you are the spouse of a deployed service member, are recovering from the trauma of war, are in need of help as you transition out of the military, or looking for community in a new city, we exist to help you grow spiritually, care for the needs of your family, and provide wise counsel.

Serve in Military Ministry

There are many opportunities to serve our military members and their families attending Woodmen Valley. Members of the military family are also encouraged to serve. If you have a heart to serve, especially our military family, contact the Military Ministry: 719.388.4939 

WELCOME TEAM: Military life is defined with frequent moves that have an emotional and physical impact. It is critical that we welcome and assist our military in becoming assimilated as soon as possible. The Welcome Team “Scouts” out new arrivals contacts them and follows up with the initial connection. They will also identify needs that the Military Ministry or other members of the Woodmen staff can address.

PRAYER TEAM: We are a Ministry of prayer and intercession. The Team will respond to prayer requests and initiate prayer for chaplains and the needs of our armed forces.

SUPPORT TEAM:  Members of this Team will come alongside military members and their families to assist and support their spiritual needs. Deployment support is one critical area that will receive priority.

DISCIPLESHIP TEAM: Spiritual growth is the fundamental core of the Military Ministry. Members of this Team may be involved in mentoring, teaching or small groups.

ADMINISTRATION TEAM: Administration falls generally into to areas, administration and events. Specific requirements will be defined as needed.


There are a number of ministries and agencies that provide information and support for the military community. 

Peak Military Care Network online resource of agencies and services available to Active Duty, Retirees and Veterans in the Pikes Peak region.

Military One Source - A comprehensive guide to services and programs offered across the Department of Defense. 

State of Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs National Resource Directory – A listing of services and programs available to Veterans and their family members. 

Veterans & Mesothelioma – Tips on how to file for VA benefits if you have mesothelioma.