Last Updated on April 13, 2023 by OCF Communications

Episode 001 show notes

During the episode, Brig Gen David Warner, USAF (Ret.), referenced a number of things, from personal stories to books to the inner workings of OCF. Following are a few of the items mentioned in the podcast that we think you’ll find helpful:

The OCF Vision:
The military community positively impacted through Christ-like leaders

The OCF Mission:
OCF engages military leaders in Biblical fellowship and growth to equip them for Christ-like service at the intersection of faith, family, and profession.

The Strategic Framework:
What’s the role OCF has and continues to play in developing and inspiring future leaders? In fall 2016, the OCF Council approved our 2017-2021 Strategic Framework. At the heart of the four “Lines of Effort” outlined in the framework is leadership.

  • Member Engagement and Growth—encouraging and equipping Christian military leaders to create community, where our members employ biblical leadership to impact military society.
  • Growing Christian Military Leaders—provide tiered leader development, from a Christ-centered perspective producing leaders of biblical character who integrate faith and profession to model true servant leadership.
  • Ministry Delivery—adopt flexible, repeatable, and sustainable methods for teaching, training, and equipping military leaders to glorify God through their personal lives, professional excellence, and military leadership.
  • Stewardship—leveraging our people, finances, and our facilities to effectively reach and minister to Christian military leaders, families, and fellowships.

Gen Warner mentioned a personal story from his time as a captain in the USAF. You can read more about that experience here.

You can read more servant leadership stories and insights from Gen Warner by clicking here.

Books mentioned by Gen. Warner (no affiliated links):

Team of Rivals: Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln’s political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.

Several books by Tim Keller, such as “Reason For God,” “Making Sense of God,” and “Every Good Endeavor.”

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