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Members: Cast your vote now for OCF Council

[…]officer, Naval Aviation Schools Command. Ministry involvement: OCF member since 1981, 12 years OCF Council, Council committee chair; local leader Corpus Christi, TX, Newport, RI, Springfield, VT, Pensacola, FL; Bible study; Grace Community Church elder; met with flight school students. Personal testimony: In high school I was invited to youth group by a friend. Eventually I started going to church and at an evening service I saw “Thief in the Night.” It was that night that I became a disciple of Jesus. I believed all the Bible stories as a young child, but never knew Christ wanted a personal relationship […]

OCF Council Elections Now Underway

[…]as five candidates. Vote Yes or No for the proposed OCF Constitution change. At the spring council meeting in April, the Council passed the following motion to amend the Constitution: Motion: That the following amendment to the OCF Constitution be submitted to the membership for approval: “Replace the current OCF Statement of Participation with the following language (changes to current statement indicated by bold underline): ‘I am committed to the Purpose of OCF: to glorify God by uniting Christian officers for biblical fellowship and outreach, equipping and encouraging them to minister effectively in the military society. As an expression of […]

A day in the life of OCF

[…]around the world, these members devote long hours to the tasks and issues before them.  The Council meeting ended a few hours ago, and Jamie Vandiver and fellow Council member Steve Hoffman have been catching up on life, and about being dads and husbands. Jamie is simultaneously feeling tired and jazzed, overwhelmed and blessed.  Elected hours earlier to replace Kim Hawthorne as Council VP, Jamie stepped outside Spring Canyon’s Hartley Holmes Lodge to pray while surveying the mountain scenery, including “The Hook” on Mt. Princeton. As with so many others serving throughout OCF, Council VP duties add to the numerous […]

Some Thoughts for Christians

[…]the back. He drops into a store-front church where the conversation focuses on how to survive the current administration and then reverse its policies. Is he likely to stay around to listen to the gospel? In conclusion, let me reiterate my basic point. I believe Christians are called to be involved in government and to apply the truths and principles of our faith to the issues of our times. But it is my current belief that because of the limitations of human nature, and therefore the very VUCA environment of human politics, there are very few issues where the Christian […]

How does the Lord see you?

[…]since graduating years earlier. The other fellow talked about how Wheaton had prepared him for his current ministry as a pastor. But in hearing about the lieutenant colonel’s current position, the pastor sighed, what a waste of a Christian education! The lieutenant colonel, knowing perfectly well how God sees and called him, countered with the ways his military service enables him to daily impact lives, feeling God’s pleasure in doing so: counseling a young man on a gun turret about issues at home, or ensuring a family is being cared for during a deployment. The officer’s point—feeling God’s pleasure wherever […]
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