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Worrying or waiting?

2018-03-02T11:28:23+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Categories: Executive Director|

Life in general is complicated. Life in the military is extremely difficult and challenging and carries with it an increasing amount of angst with the operations tempo, separations, threats to life and limb, and the increasing challenges from within our own nation.

The world needs solid, biblical leadership

2018-03-02T12:01:13+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Categories: Executive Director|

In my thirty years on active duty, I witnessed phenomenal leaders who inspired, encouraged, and built teams that accomplished great things. Sad to say, I’ve also seen those who used their positions to advance their own agendas, bully others, and feed their own egos—always at the cost of those around them.

Finding certainty in an uncertain world

2018-03-02T12:15:07+00:00 September 4th, 2015|Categories: Executive Director|

We live in a hurting world of people desperate for answers. As a Christian, you already have the answer—Christ in your heart. If you have successfully guarded your face, heart and mind, when uncertainty strikes those you lead will look to you and find comfort and confidence. And they will also be curious about the source of your peace.

Part of an amazing lineage

2017-02-28T12:34:17+00:00 October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Executive Director|

Don’t you love it when the Lord reveals something new through His Word? I have read Matthew many times. And I’ll admit that I usually skim past the genealogy to get to the “meat” proclaiming the birth, life and good news about our Savior. Recently, however, my eyes were opened to two truths that penetrated my heart, ensuring that I will never again fast forward past these verses and forever ponder my lineage and legacy.

How do you see others?

2017-02-28T12:34:17+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Categories: Executive Director|

Do you see others as the Lord sees them, as diamonds waiting to be set free to achieve their full potential? Steward leadership is taking care of the people who have been “given” to you, developing their full potential, and earning you those wonderful words from the ultimate Steward Leader, “Well done thy good and faithful servant.”

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How do others see you?

2017-12-17T13:56:32+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Categories: Executive Director, Leadership|

How do others see you fulfilling your dual commissions? Do they see a leader who cares for them with the heart of Jesus, who is humble, grace-filled and selfless, and who ultimately serves the One and only Lord? As you serve your nation and serve your Lord, you will have ample opportunities to shine the Light of Christ through your love and service to others.

How does the Lord see you?

2017-02-28T12:34:17+00:00 September 24th, 2013|Categories: Executive Director|

Not many of us give much thought to that question on a daily basis. And truthfully, some days I may not really want to know the answer. But knowing how the Lord sees us is something we must consider because the answer dramatically affects our calling. 

Keys to integrating faith and profession as a leader

2017-02-28T12:34:17+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|Categories: Executive Director|

Congratulations on your commission! Now what? You have walked the long hard road, surviving to receive the prize—a commission in the U.S. military. As you embark on the next phase of your journey, let me recommend competence, courage, and commitment as keys to your blueprint for successfully integrating faith and profession as military leaders.

What you do and how you lead does matter

2017-02-28T12:34:17+00:00 May 30th, 2012|Categories: Executive Director|

Congratulations to the OCF Class of 2012! We who have gone before welcome you to the profession of arms and the start of your great race the Lord has set before you. Crossing the threshold, you now carry two commissions simultaneously: one conferred on you from our Commander in Chief and one from the King of kings.