You and I are in the lineage of Cornelius because of our union with Christ. Proclaim the gospel as a testimony to the military community (all nations).
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A question that each Christian solider must consider.
Study Notes and Questions for Acts 8
Study Notes and Questions for Acts 11
What does it look like to be a disciple of Christ?
As Christ followers one of the questions we must consider is “Do we find it hard to show mercy?” In striving to live out one’s faith in one’s profession, Christian leaders must rightly handle this issue.
The servant leader’s challenge is to display a Christ-like response when life changing moments arise, and thus be seen as the “wise man” with a firm foundation.
OCF finds it appropriate to help senior officers meet the spiritual demands and opportunities of their important positions.
The contrast between civilian churches and the military chapel can be significant, making the decision on where to fellowship difficult.
Christ expects us to be salt and light in the military commands to which He has assigned us.
Study Notes and Questions for Acts 1
The key to serving others is to have a humble heart.
Study Notes and Questions for Acts 3
Transformational leaders help people understand the purpose, objectives and values of an organization by articulating a clear and appealing vision. From both a practical and biblical perspective, transformational leadership inspires, develops and empowers followers; it also hones our leadership skills so we become better leaders.
How well do you reflect the gospel in the pain-filled eyes of a frightened seven-year-old girl whose grandparents you just helped kill?
Christmas season is special, but it is even more special to celebrate at White Sulphur Springs with a community of like-minded believers.
Study Notes and Questions for Acts 6
Study Notes and Questions for Acts 9
Col Darren Duke, USMC, talks about personal transformation and what a life transformed by God might look like for believers serving in the military.
We leaders often cope with stress by trying to survive our wounding rather than allow God to heal and refresh us to fully live. God doesn’t want us to simply survive. God’s mission field, after all, is your heart and mine.
We reached out to two OCF small group leaders, LTC Tom Matelski, USA, and Lt Col Jim Wamhoff, USAF, and asked them to share their insights on starting and effectively leading a small group.
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.
1 Peter 3:15 tells us to always be prepared to give an answer. I call that 'living a questionable life' where you are open to others questioning you.
A deployed chaplain shares his thoughts leading up to Christmas.
How would a jury of your peers judge your Christian walk?
COMMAND asked a trio of chaplains—LT Jon Uyboco, CHC, USN; CH(MAJ) Todd Cheney, USA, and CH(COL) Marc Gauthier, USA—to share some insights and experiences of serving military men and women for Christ.
In the occasional doubts we must all feel as Christians in an occupation of arms, the New Testament centurions are worthy role models.
When our speech lacks the love of Christ, Scripture clearly declares we are just a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
With each passing mile behind the Waring family, a pathway toward future ministry was being paved by connecting with and hearing the hearts of airmen and chaplains.
Whether the most junior leader or a four-star flag officer, leaders come to their assignments with choices to be made in opportunities to serve.
CH(COL) Marc Gauthier, USA (Ret.), shares his story of how God called him into the military to serve as a chaplain, how to encourage chaplains outside the Christian faith, a story of what it looks like when a leader integrates his faith and profession, and his thoughts on who the two loneliest people are in the military, and why.
Study Notes and Questions for Acts 2
Jesus said He “did not come to destroy lives but to save them.” If one’s tendency is to write people off when there is disagreement, might this have the same effect as “commanding fire” or wishing another dead, spiritually dead that is. The gospel message is for all people and the servant leader does not withhold the message at the first sign of personal rejection.
There may be times when you're discouraged, when your spiritual strength and confidence may be shaken, or when you grow tired from the high spiritual operational tempo. Do not lose hope!
Just like the silly banana-eating Minions, each of us was created with an innate desire to belong to a community in fellowship. It’s not just a group of people with similar interests, but a body of believers united for a common purpose.
An officer who was there takes a step back to view the big picture.
Your duties as a soldier are consistent with the highest Christian values.
What is the relationship between Christians and politics?
As a lay-indigenous ministry being conducted by lay military Christians inside the military society, OCF members and chaplains can be great coworkers in kingdom-building within our Armed Forces.
We must mentally prepare ourselves and our loved ones for the mission requirements we may face.
Become a person who influences others for Christ.
To be a leader God can use, three things must happen: We must have faith in something that is worthy of our faith; we must know who we are in Christ; and we must be prepared to fight the good fight, as we engage in spiritual warfare.