My Nonprofit Reviews
Chaplain David Cody F.
Review for Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International Inc, Temple, TX, USA
Chaplain David Cody Franz:
I am a 100% Disabled Veteran with a passion to serve Christ. I have always been led to the Ministry of Helps and a Ministry of Presence. When I tried to go and use the Vocational Rehabilitation services of the VA in San Antonio, They laughed at me and told me that being in Ministry was not a viable or substantial "job" and could not help me to get a degree in Ministry!
I knew that my age was against me and that having a family with 5 children, a ranch etc., college was not going to be a viable solution because of the financial burden & stress it would caused. The VA Voc-Rehab Program would have supported financially while attending college. So, we were going to live on God's Sufficiency and Provision!
I was not disheartened and continued to pray and allow God to guide me where I needed to be to serve Him! After much prayer and study of God's word, it was very clear that God equips the "called" and not call the equipped! None of the Apostles and most of the 1st church disciples had any "formal education" and served the Lord just fine without a degree!
Yes, a degree can help, but it is not needed to serve the Lord, praise God! The sad thing today is that we place so much emphasis on a college degree as "credentialing" and most are in a drawer somewhere. I know of several "pastors" or ministers that are not serving correctly (without using worldly judging but righteous) as seen by their fruit. The piece of parchment is not worth anything, especially to God, if one does not live the life that they propose to be living and preaching/teaching!
God uses us in various ways and Chaplain Fellowship Ministries, Inc. was formed through the obedience of Chaplain Gibson to listen to God and the Holy Spirit and provide a sincere, official, God breathed and led organization to provide credentialing and screening of those that have a sincere heart to serve the Lord as a Chaplain! Because of the excellent, Doctorate written courses in Public Safety Chaplaincy, Disaster Relief Chaplaincy and the other course work offered by CFMI, CFMI has allowed me the recognition and credentialing needed to serve my Lord as the Chaplain for the Medina County Sheriff's Office and to begin creating a Cowboy Chaplaincy Program for CFMI and the BGCT!
The interview is crucial to becoming an ordained Minister and Chaplain. Life experiences are investigated and references are checked to ensure that your walk is what you say it is and your focus is what you say you want it to be. Your heart must be right! If God calling you, than CFMI is where you need to be.
This fellowship is member support (as it should be) and offers more than one would think. CFMI offers continuous prayer and support and accessibility 24/7 through our network of Chaplains and the staff is very highly dedicated and professional to guide you through any problems that arise. The training received is as well professionally written and self-paced to allow you the flexibility to accomplish what your goals are.
If you are God led and ready to do HIs work, and need credentialing for the ministry that God has set before you, and you are ready to continue to educate yourself; if you want respect of being credentialed through a professional process and Fellowship, than CFMI is your home.
CFMI is not a paper mill and our Fellowship can substantiate it's record of professionalism and Ministry through Federal and local agency recognition, not that that is needed to do God's work!
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Chaplain Franz, thank you so much for your kind words of support of the ministry. Bless you and your family!