Ways to Serve
Share the gospel and your life with military people and their dependents around the world.
See yourself serving with us? You may find your place in ministry to adults, students, children, or security forces of foreign countries.
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During my time at The Harbor I was gifted with the kind of transformation that comes with leaning into living life within the context of family.”
As you begin to explore your opportunity with Cadence, we can help you envision what it means to share the gospel and your life with the military community. You may find your place serving adults, students, children, or security forces of foreign countries.
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“During my time at The Harbor I was gifted with the kind of transformation that comes with leaning into living life within the context of family.”
Kara Cruice, Navy Nurse Corps about her time at The Harbor hospitality house in Okinawa, Japan
Adult ministries encompass families and singles, as well as specific ministry to women in uniform. Hospitality is one of the main ways we reach out. Whether it’s through Friday night gatherings in a hospitality house, coffee with someone, or a retreat created to refresh the soul, we know God uses open homes and open hearts in powerful ways.
Cadence staff working with military teens offer friendship, Bible studies, discipleship, adventures and retreats, one-on-one mentoring, community building activities, and local and global outreach.
Working alongside chaplains, our children’s staff minister to children in the military community through weekly programs and children’s church, VBS, family ministry, and special events.
Our Headquarters (HQ) staff, located in Englewood, Colorado, provide leadership and support to the mission and the missionaries of Cadence through the departments of Leadership, Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Communications, Operations, Mobilization, and Pastoral Care.
Limited-term (LT) staff positions are designed to fill temporary needs in established Cadence ministries. These assignments range in their roles, but often the LT staff live on site and operate a ministry during a full-time missionary’s absence.
In addition to filling in for staff, we also have ongoing support roles that come alongside staff. They include, but are not limited to, the following:
Hospitality Hosts—Do you enjoy meeting new people and making them feel loved and welcome? Do you like to host and prepare meals for groups of people? Your gifts in hospitality and service can assist our hospitality house and retreat directors in this way. These hospitality roles require a genuine servant’s heart.
Teachers for Missionary Kids—Do you have training or experience in education? Would you like to teach children in an overseas environment? You could help educate the children of Cadence missionary families. You would work alongside our staff families by providing their children with a home school education.
Facilities Maintenance—Cadence relies on skilled tradesmen who can travel to ministry sites around the globe to help maintain our various facilities or assist in building projects. An ability to graciously adapt to foreign construction and maintenance challenges is essential.
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FOREIGN MILITARY MINISTRY
As influential leaders within their governments, Christian military and security forces are some of the key-holders of change in breaking cycles of corruption within their countries and influencing their entire nation for Christ.
Cadence has a heart for military communities around the world, including militaries and security forces of other nations. Originating in the Philippines and the former USSR, Cadence Foreign Military Ministry has since worked in Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Burundi, Iraq, Kurdistan, and Syria. Along with hands-on projects, we are now utilizing more than 25 years of ministry experience as we partner with local church leadership and train them to reach out to security forces in their countries.
Can you make a lasting difference in a short amount of time? In military communities, the answer is yes! Military people are quick to make friends, open to authentic relationships, and often aware of their need for a Savior.
Cadence offers internships in Adult, Student and Children’s, and HQ ministry in Asia, Europe, and the United States. Internships vary in length—you can serve for a summer or an extended season of six to twelve months.
“On ministry nights there are up to 60 pairs of shoes at the door signifying a full house. The food is set out on the long bar, and tables are ready to host conversations over the meal. This is home—a place where people find refuge in the otherwise whirlwind of life.”
Dave Lambert, Asia Field Leader
Associate Field Staff
Gospel-filled relationships and intentional ministry on military installations are needed around the world. Wherever you are stationed, how might God be working in your community and what could your role could be? We would love to explore with you the opportunity Cadence Associate Field Staff (CAFS) offers for you to be equipped and supported for ministry in your community.
The CAFS program exists for people who have a heart for Cadence and for the military but are not able to serve as full-time staff. CAFS may work in partnership with Cadence staff or as a standalone Cadence presence in a military community. We offer opportunities in children, youth, adult, and HQ ministries. CAFS will receive training specific to their ministry focus.
Whether you are in the military, live near a military base, or just want to help, you can be a part of the team! Cadence International is searching for Christian groups and individuals to serve alongside Cadence staff to share the gospel and your life with the military community.
There are over 50 Cadence ministry locations worldwide, including more than 20 in the U.S. where you could help minister. Is there a Cadence ministry near you? Check our Ministry Directory.
Options as a local volunteer include:
- House repairs
- Help with meals
- Yard maintenance
- Shuttle runs to base and back
- And much, much, more
HQ VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Englewood, CO (near Denver)
At the Cadence headquarters, staff and volunteers support military ministry around the world. HQ volunteer opportunities generally fall into the areas of administration, finance, human resources, communications, operations, and facilities. If you live in the Denver Metro Area, email to see what opportunities are available.