Monthly Ministry Focus
What is the Monthly Ministry Focus?
Our desire is to help meet the needs of our members, offer hope and encouragement, and explore Christian world views and perspectives. Each month, OCF will feature a ministry focus that will be used to shape and guide ministry messaging and communications. The ministry focus is intended to be broad, yet relevant to the military society while also carrying spiritual significance and speaking to the foundational pillars and mission of OCF.
Spiritual Growth: The process of becoming more like Jesus Christ. Matt 16: 24, Heb 5: 11-14; Phil 2:1-5
Affections for God: Growing in love for Christ and maintaining your spiritual passion. Jn 10: 10, Jn 7: 38
Faith: For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Eph 2:8-9, Heb 11:1
Return on Character: Not just profitable to oneself but to those around you, especially in difficult circumstances. Gen 45: 1-8; Phil 2:4
Prayer: Building a foundational relationship with God through Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication (ACTS) is key to personal transformation. 1 Sam 12:23, Phil 4:6-7
Transitions: Helping military families deal with the stress of transitions (deployment, PCS, EOS & retirement). Hebrews 13:8; Proverbs 16:9; Matthew 6:34; Psalm 91:4
Family: Integrating faith into my spiritual household. Eph 3:4-6, 5:31-32, 6:4, Prov 22:6, 1 Cor 12:12-13
Spiritual Warfare: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Eph 6:12
Military Leadership: The stewardship of leadership to God within our sphere of influence. Matt 5:14-16
Co-laboring with the Chaplaincy: Encourage and support the local chaplain and chapel program. Colossians 3:23-24; Hebrews 10:23-25
Profession: Integrating faith in my calling as a member of the military. 1 Peter 3:15
Reporting for Duty: How you show up, how you present yourself, how you are perceived. Best practices for first impressions. 2 Timothy 2:10-15, Matt 10:16