Welcome Chaplain Ron Brown
 

Let me begin by saying that as a rookie in the company of eagles, I am truly honored to be part of the COPSC team. As my wife and I retired from 30 plus years of pastoring/missionaries, we both realized that for us it was more a transition to new ministry (Debra volunteers at Beulah’s Place, and is involved in fighting sex trafficking), and that the journey was not ending. In doing so, we are grateful to have been given the opportunity to return home to Oregon after years abroad and living in California.
Permit me to share some thoughts that developed as a result of preparing to speak in a local church recently. The apostle Peter described a seemingly apocalyptic picture in the third chapter of his second epistle (2 Peter 3:8-11). He culminates with a question: “What kind of people ought you to be?” In light of the season we are living in, I am challenged by that question. My preparation eventually took me to some of the final words of Jesus to the disciples just prior to His arrest, found in John 13, 14 and 15. Three things jumped out concerning how the disciples were to live in the days ahead.
1. Be the kind of people who serve, who put others above ourselves (John13:15-17). Remember, He even washed the feet of the one who would betray Him.
2. Be the kind of people who love others unconditionally (John 13:34-35).
3. Be the kind of people who do the things He did (John 14:12 & Eph. 2:10).
Honestly these are all contrary to my human nature and impossible to do totally on my own, at least with any consistency, but... we are not alone. Jesus gave His followers, and us, some good news in that regard. We are not alone (John 14:15-18). He left us with the power of His Holy Spirit to do the impossible.
Chaplaincy I believe, gives us an amazing opportunity to be the kind of people Jesus intended us to be in these trying times.

Chaplain Ron Brown

Calendar

Monthly Chaplain Training

Dec 8, 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Canceled - Christmas Eve Service

Dec 24, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

COCISM Quarterly Training

Jan 5, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2021 ICPC Region 2 Regional Training Seminar

Feb 8, 3:00 pm – Feb 11, 12:00 pm

Central Oregon Sportsman Show

Mar 11, 8:00 am – Mar 14, 4:00 pm

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