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As Christians in the military, we ought to see the parallels between persistence in life and persistence in prayer.
Certain events in life give us a new and tangible appreciation for the power of prayer.
Location: JBLM, National Prayer Breakfast
The benefits of fasting shouldn't be overlooked.
Life is full of disappointments, difficulties, and distress. It comes in many ways: relational conflicts, job issues, financial concerns, illness, injury, tragedy and a host of other predicaments. It is challenging, even as a Christian, to respond positively to these trials.
Christian officer, leader—how important is prayer to you? As Christians serving in the military, do we recognize what and for whom we should be praying for in our leadership roles? Godly officers and leaders pray.
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.
What can happen when men and women commit to be and make disciples for Christ.
For seven decades the living waters of Jesus Christ have flowed forth, from the heart of the ministry of Officers’ Christian Fellowship—innumerable men and women making a kingdom difference by living, loving and working with others throughout the military society.
Make important decisions with the confidence that God has revealed His direction.
Hollywood squares. Brady Bunch. Tic-tac-toe. Whatever you call it, OCF largely is doing fellowship in a virtual box so far in 2020 because of COVID-19. This digital frontier has not been without its share of challenges and disappointments, but amid the uncertainty, there are stories of opportunities found and unexpected blessings received from among the membership.
OCF finds it appropriate to help senior officers meet the spiritual demands and opportunities of their important positions.
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.
I'd heard stories that military chaplains were "liberal," and that "real" Christians shouldn't attend chapel.
The chaplaincy is an incredible opportunity to present and represent the claims of Christ, but it is not a calling for the faint hearted. Carrying forward spiritual battle in the midst of physical battle is an extreme challenge.
The key to serving others is to have a humble heart.
Army CWO2 Sheldon Duffy and his wife, Salena, share their story of Sheldon’s near-death experience with leukemia and how they endured the trials and uncertainties of not knowing if he would survive.
I didn't realize what a difference my weekly Bible study and chapel service made until I went nearly four months in Iraq without them.
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.
In this episode, COL Doug Mastriano, USA (Ret.), and his wife, Rebbie, share their story of prayers that changed the course of history, which takes place during his deployment to the Middle East during the first Gulf War in the early 1990s.
Study Notes and Questions for Acts 6
Study Notes and Questions for Acts 12
During this year's Valentine's Getaway, read Scripture, observe the Word, make applications to our lives, and get excited about praying together as couples during sessions led by speakers Doug & Michelle Orsi. Join us for a weekend of encouragement, fellowship, and activities like a date night banquet and WSS Newlywed Game. A children's program is provided while adults participate in the speaker sessions.
Small group Bible studies have been part of the DNA of OCF since the ministry began in 1943. Within these small groups, there is spiritual growth, an increased understanding of what it means to be a Christian, and a resilience developed for all of life—especially life within the military.
One Christian of distinction, who fought in five wars, was U.S. Army Brigadier General Gustavus Loomis. In Loomis is the ideal balance of Christian faith, devotion to family, and excellence in military service.
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.
I have asked myself, how should we pray? There is no easy answer.
OCF Council elections for the Class of 2016 are open now through 29 September. Eligible OCF members are encouraged to vote in the election.
An officer who was there takes a step back to view the big picture.
The key to successful leadership is found in the person of Jesus Christ.
You've heard the horror stories about what can go wrong when your husband leaves... but it doesn't have to be all bad.
For those who have never led a small group, the prospect of starting such an endeavor might appear daunting and overwhelming given the busy lifestyle of those in the military. Here are tips for the new leader to consider both before and after his or her first meeting.
Consider that our leadership role is not always one of preventing another from his determined path. In some cases, the correction or consequence that follows will have the greater impact on a person’s decision to walk with integrity.
It’s incredibly important, yet challenging, that as you run your race in uniform for Christ, to keep His light in your heart burning brightly for others to see.
Longtime Bible teacher, speaker and friend of OCF, ACCTS and Christian Military Fellowship, Charalambos Nikolaou Tokatloglou (Mr. Tok), went to be with his Lord on 15 December. He was 97.
How would a jury of your peers judge your Christian walk?
Often unseen in life's "lucky breaks" are the preparation, prayer--and waiting--for the opportunities from God.
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.
Practical ways to share your faith with your children.
Even after two deployments, I still don't understand how mankind can be so cruel and thoughtless.
All fear vanished and courage rushed in.
The Wesley family shares some lessons they learned through deployment.
A scripted Bible Study Guide on the first six chapters of Nehemiah.
Simple faith and trust in the Word brings eternal salvation, forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting.