One of the first things many Soldiers and Families look for when they arrive
at a new Army Post is to find a place of worship.
In addition to chaplains and religious affairs specialists serving every
unit, there are five chapels located across the post, all offering worship
services with your "spiritual needs" in mind.
Whatever your religious background, you can grow and flourish during your
assignment here at the Mountain Post-the "Best Hometown in the Army." There
are many worship opportunities representing a wide variety of faith groups.
If you have special religious needs or a question about Religious Support,
call the Fort Carson Chaplain's Office at 719-526-5279.
For off-duty emergencies, call the staff duty officer at 719-526-3400.
Provide comprehensive Religious Support (RS) for all of Fort Carson Soldiers, Troopers, Special Operators, DA Civilians, and Families. Supporting the 4th Infantry Division Chaplain, and subordinate Unit Ministry Teams (UMTs) in both the operational environment and Installation environment to fulfill commander’s Title X responsibilities. Provide the free-exercise of religion coupled with sincere and credible pastoral care. Supporting all Fort Carson UMTs in the planning and execution of the U.S. Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Spiritual Pillar, and the U.S. Army’s Spiritual Resiliency Programs now and in the future of a transitioning and changing Army.
Pursue excellence in Religious Support (RS) by serving as the Fort Carson, Colorado Command Chaplain by developing a cohesive Unit Ministry Team (UMT) composed of trained, motivated, professional volunteers who provide spiritual leadership, credible ministry with integrity, and pastoral care, who remain tactically and technically prepared to provide comprehensive Religious Support (RS), and who retain a commitment to continually hone their gifts, talents, temperament, and skills to these ends.
Chaplain Family Life Center
Building 1659, northwest corner of Barkeley Avenue and Prussman Boulevard
Counseling by appointment
The Chaplain Family Life Center is a facility where trained pastoral counselors (Chaplains and accredited collegiate Interns) with Masters degrees in Clinical Family Counseling work to help Individuals, Married Soldiers, Family members, and Retirees. We have hundreds of hours of supervised experience in helping those in need. Furthermore, we are trained in the most up to date counseling techniques such as Solution Focused therapy, Emotionally Focused therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, and the most widely accepted treatment for those dealing with traumatic stress disorders—EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Areas of Special Focus
- Preparation for marriage
- Marriage and family
- Divorce and separation
- Conflict resolution in families
- Blended family support
- Sexuality and gender issues
- Coping with grief and loss
- Deployment cycle adjustment
- Extended family relationships
- Recovery from infidelity
- Parent-child relationships
- Spiritual, mental, and behavioral concerns
- Addiction recovery
- Life transitions
- Coping with injury and illness
- Catholic Director of Religious Education: 719-524-2458
- Protestant Director of Religious Education: 719-526-5744
- Chapel Next Children's Ministry (Religious Education Center (REC),
Building 1853), for children 2 years through fifth grade, meets at 9 a.m.
- Chapel Next Youth Group (REC, Builling 1853) meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Religious Education Center
The Religious Support Office operates the Religious Education Center (REC),
Building 1853. This facility serves as home to the Chapel Next Contemporary
Worship Service and its many ministries. The REC is also the location for
other Religious Support activities on Fort Carson such as weekly Protestant
Women of the Chapel (PWOC), and the annual summer programs of Vacation Bible
School (VBS) and Camp Eagle Lake.
- Building 1853, Hogan Street and Barkeley Avenue, 719-526-8889
- “Chapel Next” Contemporary Worship Service, Sunday at 10 a.m.
- Children’s Church and Nursery offered for infants through fifth grade
- “Chapel Next” Youth Group, junior and senior high, Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
- Small Group Ministry, Deployed Spouse Ministry available
- https://www.facebook.com/chapelnextfortcarson for full information
Catholic Women of the Chapel
- Meets Wendesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Soldiers' Memorial Chapel
- Facebook page
Fort Carson offers many opportunities to participate in Protestant Chapel communities and worship services, as well as ministries and events that are the combined effort of all Protestant Chapel communities.
Contemporary Worship : Chapel NEXT is a contemporary Military Chapel Service that meets at the Religious Education Center and is centered and focused on Jesus. As a community that gathers together our central aim is to make much of Christ and enjoy him. We hope to be authentic, genuine people who live in community and on mission. Because of who Jesus is and what He did (the gospel), Chapel Next is a family on Jesus’ mission of making disciples, sent by God to serve our world, continually learning how to walk in his ways — that’s our gospel identity, and it’s worked out by God’s grace in the everyday rhythms of life in communities spread throughout the military. We hope to live as a Family of Missionary Servants toward Fort Carson, Colorado! Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/chapelnextfortcarson.
Traditional Worship:The General Protestant Service at Provider Chapel is a traditional service that embraces the longstanding traditions and “feel” of the Army Chapel. Worship is a blended mix of traditional hymns and modern songs and we offer adult Bible studies, midweek programs and traditional seasonal events.
Gospel Worship:The Fort Carson Gospel Service at Prussman Chapel is a vibrant and active congregation, with longstanding traditions and long-term members. Our worship is in the “Gospel tradition” and we have a strong sense of community and fellowship. The Gospel Service excels at loving service to the Fort Carson and Colorado Springs communities through annual events such as Thanksgiving Food Baskets and Back-to-School Backpack distribution. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GospelService.
Hospital Ministry:Healer Chapel at Evans Army Community Hospital contains both Protestant and Catholic congregations with a dedicated core that exists to provide and sustain worship services for hospital staff, patients and Family members. The hurting have a home at Healer!
Protestant Women of the Chapel: Our combined Protestant women’s ministry meets Tuesdays throughout the school year at the Religious Education Center from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The four primary aims of PWOC are to lead women to Christ, to teach women God’s word, to develop women’s spiritual gifts, and to involve women in chapel ministries. This religious education for women includes a selection of Bible studies, as well as fellowship times and service opportunities. We also offer religious education for children who accompany their mothers to PWOC. Come join this amazing group of women who are “Rooted in the Love of Christ.” Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PWOCfortcarson.
LDS Fellowship and Bible Study: Meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Veterans Chapel.
Colorado Warriors Sweat Lodge
Many Native American Indian tribes have age old ceremonies in which the Inipi or Sweat Lodge is used for purification, cleansing, and prayer
Keeping the tradition of this ceremony has been vitally important to the preservation of Native American culture and spirituality.
The He Ska Akicita Inipi (Colorado Warriors Sweat Lodge) has been held on post since 1995, and is here for native people, military personnel, dependents, and DOD personnel. This Sweat Lodge is a traditional Lakota ceremony sponsored by the Fort Carson Chaplain Command. All nations are welcome.
Inipi meets once or twice a month and anytime for special requests. Call for times and directions. (719) 285-5240 or (405) 313-8049
Jewish: Fort Carson does not offer Jewish services on post at this time.
Please contact the U.S. Air Force Academy Jewish Chapel at 719-333-4515 for
Islamic: Fort Carson does not offer Islamic services on post at this time.
Please contact the Islamic Society at 719-632-3364 for more information.
Eastern Orthodox: Fort Carson does not offer Eastern Orthodox services on
post at this time. Please contact off post churches for more information.
Buddhist: Fort Carson now offers Buddhist services Friday at 11:30 a.m. at
Veterans Chapel. For more details please contact Chaplain Capt. Malasri at
Wicca: Fort Carson does not offer Wicca services on post at this time.
Please contact off post organizations for more information.
Weddings at Fort Carson
Chaplains at Fort Carson are committed to serving you in providing the context for faith based weddings.
Soldiers who desire to be married in a chapel on post should contact their unit chaplain in order to meet the requirement for premarital counseling. Also check your denomination requirements for premarital counseling requirements.
For chapel use there is a facility request that needs to be filled out. The chapel’s NCOIC has this form. This should be done after meeting with your chaplain. The chaplain and his religious affairs specialist will be your sponsors for arrangements at the chapel in which you will be married.
If an outside pastor/priest is desired, a sponsoring chaplain is required also.
If sabers are desired, contact the NCOIC at Soldiers’ Memorial Chapel for the request form.
Most couples will benefit from a rehearsal the day prior to the wedding. With these steps, good communication, and God's grace and blessing, Soldiers can look forward to a positive beginning for their marriage. It is an exciting and special time for you and the chaplain. Start early and plan for your special day!
Catholic Marriage Requiremements and process:
- Contact the Parish Office at 526-5769.
- Contact must be made 6 months in advance.
- Marriage Preparation (pre-Cana) is required
Protestant Marriage Requirements and process:
- Contact your unit Chaplain.
- If applicable, check your denomination for their requirements
- Contact must be made 6 months in advance
- Marriage preparation is required
Requirements and process for infant baptism (newborn to 6 years of age)
- Parent(s) are active duty.
- Parent(s) practicing faith by regular church attendance.
- Must contact the parish office to register for class.
- The pastor will enroll the parents in the required pre-baptismal class
that meets at 7 p.m. on the Wednesday before the fourth Saturday of each
month with Deacon Bowles unless otherwise noted in the bulletin.
- Baptisms are celebrated on the fourth Saturday of the month at 3 p.m. at
Soldiers' Memorial Chapel.
Requirements and process for protestant baptism vary by chaplain and denomination. Please contact your unit chaplain for information.
Seasonal Chapel Events