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White Sulphur Springs Conference Center

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White Sulphur Springs is OCF’s Eastern Conference Center located in the foothills of the Allegheny mountains near the town of Bedford, Pennsylvania. We seek to be a caring Christian retreat center, set apart to provide an environment where our guests can be refreshed, challenged and strengthened in their Christian faith and relationships. God is equipping our guests to return to their military or civilian communities as ambassadors for Christ, prepared to “step out” in faith for His glory. Email: office@whitesulphursprings.org Day & Time: Bible Study meets Sep - May at 1930 Thursday Where will you host your next Bible study?…

White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 1

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White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 1

It’s a busy world. For teenagers, school, sports, homework, and tweaking out time with family, friends, and with God all make it hard to chill long enough to really consider their place in His plan of creation. AO! combines thrilling outdoor activities with periods of biblical introspection to help teens develop a deep relationship with their Creator.

White Sulphur Springs— Allegheny Outback! 2

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White Sulphur Springs— Allegheny Outback! 2

It’s a busy world. For teenagers, school, sports, homework, and tweaking out time with family, friends, and with God all make it hard to chill long enough to really consider their place in His plan of creation. AO! combines thrilling outdoor activities with periods of biblical introspection to help teens develop a deep relationship with their Creator.

White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 3

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White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 3

It’s a busy world. For teenagers, school, sports, homework, and tweaking out time with family, friends, and with God all make it hard to chill long enough to really consider their place in His plan of creation. AO! combines thrilling outdoor activities with periods of biblical introspection to help teens develop a deep relationship with their Creator.

White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 4

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White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 4

It’s a busy world. For teenagers, school, sports, homework, and tweaking out time with family, friends, and with God all make it hard to chill long enough to really consider their place in His plan of creation. AO! combines thrilling outdoor activities with periods of biblical introspection to help teens develop a deep relationship with their Creator.

White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 5

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White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 5

It’s a busy world. For teenagers, school, sports, homework, and tweaking out time with family, friends, and with God all make it hard to chill long enough to really consider their place in His plan of creation. AO! combines thrilling outdoor activities with periods of biblical introspection to help teens develop a deep relationship with their Creator.

White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 6

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White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 6

It’s a busy world. For teenagers, school, sports, homework, and tweaking out time with family, friends, and with God all make it hard to chill long enough to really consider their place in His plan of creation. AO! combines thrilling outdoor activities with periods of biblical introspection to help teens develop a deep relationship with their Creator.

White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 7

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White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 7

It’s a busy world. For teenagers, school, sports, homework, and tweaking out time with family, friends, and with God all make it hard to chill long enough to really consider their place in His plan of creation. AO! combines thrilling outdoor activities with periods of biblical introspection to help teens develop a deep relationship with their Creator.

White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 8

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White Sulphur Springs—Allegheny Outback! 8

It’s a busy world. For teenagers, school, sports, homework, and tweaking out time with family, friends, and with God all make it hard to chill long enough to really consider their place in His plan of creation. AO! combines thrilling outdoor activities with periods of biblical introspection to help teens develop a deep relationship with their Creator.

White Sulphur Springs–Winter Retreat, Week 1

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White Sulphur Springs--Winter Retreat, Week 1

Join your WSS family this Christmas week as we look anew at the greatest story ever told. It's a real story about real people in real trouble. And how we, like them, are in real need of a real Savior, one sent as a gift from a real God!

White Sulphur Springs–Winter Retreat, Week 2

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White Sulphur Springs--Winter Retreat, Week 2

The coming of Jesus was God’s forever proclamation that He can be and desires to be known. We will be challenged and encouraged in our pursuit of a more complete knowledge of who God is and how to deepen our understanding of and love for this knowable God.

White Sulphur Springs–Winter Retreat, Week 3

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White Sulphur Springs--Winter Retreat, Week 3

Our hope is not in technology, money, politicians, or even in religion. Let’s journey together with the person of Jesus and His Word to start the New Year with zest, purpose, courage, refreshment, and hope.

White Sulphur Springs – Summer R&R

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White Sulphur Springs - Summer R&R

This past year has been incredibly challenging for us all. Our hope is not in vaccines, presidents or political platforms. Our hope is in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Join us this summer at White Sulphur Springs for a celebration of Christ, of being the light in a dark world. Come and be refreshed and experience hope again as we gather together as a city on a hill, to share our light with one another and encourage each one of us to shine our lights brightly before men to glorify our Father.

White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 1

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White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 1

Start the summer right! You'll create lasting family memories and receive an early-bird discount for this week. Speakers COL Al Shine, USA (Ret.) and COL Don Snider, USA (Ret.) will teach on strength and rest, and how those fit together in effective service for Christ.

White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 3

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White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 3

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us" (A.W. Tozer). This week we'll examine God and His attributes. Our faith response to His greatness hinges on our view of Him.

White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 2

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White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 2

Our identity in Christ is established, validated, sustained, and defended by the Word of God. And there's a life many Christians have yet to discover as found in Jesus' words in the Upper Room Discourse.

White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 4

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White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 4

We tend to read the Book of Proverbs as a list of pithy, moral principles, an approach that only lead to frustration. But by examining the interpretive guide found in chapters 1-9, you can glean and wisely use the wisdom found in the rest of Proverbs.

White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 5

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White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 5

How can husbands and wives develop godly, joy-filled marriages? Or children be raised to love God and His truth, and pursue holiness? In a world of complex issues with many countering voices, God has provided a clear biblical lens of perspective through His Word for viewing and reviewing our relationships.

White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 6

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White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 6

More than just students on the mountaintop, our Lord expects His followers to be ambassadors for Him in the valley below. It's through those Christian life fundamentals of Jesus' words in the "The Sermon on the Mount" that believers will be encouraged and exhorted to be students and ambassadors.

White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 7

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White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 7

Trusting God with our questions, we can believe Him to give us the best answers in His revealed will which leads to His hidden will. And it’s with God’s help that we’ll learn why—and how to fix—that tendency to treat the ones we love the most the worst.

White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 8

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White Sulphur Springs—Summer R&R Session 8

Through Scripture, practical illustrations, and questions we will discuss how kids can better flourish in their military family lifestyle—and become effective missionaries of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

White Sulphur Springs—End of Summer Retreat

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White Sulphur Springs—End of Summer Retreat

What is your part in “Building Christian military leaders, families, and fellowships for a lifetime" in the ministry of OCF? The same God who worked through men and women of deep faith in the past 75 years of OCF is calling godly men and women today to take the baton of leadership for the future.

Eastern OCF Leaders Conference at White Sulphur Springs

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Eastern OCF Leaders Conference at White Sulphur Springs

If you’re passionate about making a kingdom difference for God in the military society as an OCF Local Leader, Area Coordinator, or one involved in the OCF ministry, this leadership conference is for you.

What is Stewardship?

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What is Stewardship?

In Part 1, we ask: What do you think of when you hear someone mention stewardship? Money, talents, or ownership? For many, money is the first thing on their minds and that often leads to uncomfortable feelings.

EXSEL discipleship program yields sweet outcomes

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EXSEL discipleship program yields sweet outcomes

As they Experience, Serve, and Lead at White Sulphur Springs, the EXSEL Discipleship interns are helping military members and their families realize the restoration needed in these challenging times.

The Science & Art of Personal Finance

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The Science & Art of Personal Finance

In Part 2, knowledge and tools are great for your head, but you also need a heart to shape experience into judgment and wisdom. Learn to understand the numbers and balance them with what you value in your heart.

Cross Road

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A series of stark white crosses on the side of the road served as a wake-up call.

Home

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Home

Members: Cast your vote now for OCF Council

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Members: Cast your vote now for OCF Council

OCF Council elections for the Class of 2016 are open now through 29 September. Eligible OCF members are encouraged to vote in the election. 

Time, Talent, Treasure: ROTC

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Every year the Reserve Officer Training Corps program launches several thousand newly commissioned officers into the operational military. 

2018 OCF/VALOR ROTC Retreat

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2018 OCF/VALOR ROTC Retreat

Join ROTC Units from leading eastern universities as they come together to deepen their faith and answer The Call of Jesus for Military Leaders. Our speaker is Col Darren Duke, USMC. Discussions will be facilitated by a Junior Officer Panel and a Senior NCO Panel.

What’s So Amazing About Grace | Episode 003

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What's So Amazing About Grace | Episode 003

In this episode, OCF Managing Editor Karen Fliedner chats with Col Art Athens, USMC (Ret), about amazing grace—specifically, the four-part message Col Athens shared at a weekend retreat at White Sulphur Springs in 2004

A conversation with Chris Plekenpol | Episode 38

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A conversation with Chris Plekenpol | Episode 38

In this episode, Crosspoint host Josh Jackson chats with pastor and author Chris Plekenpol, who recounts an incident with a suicide bomber in Iraq and also talks about God's word, God's spirit, God's people... finding God's will.

47. Kristin Goodrich: Building community in the military sisterhood

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47. Kristin Goodrich: Building community in the military sisterhood

What do you think of when I say, “Military Sisterhood”? That was the question Kristin Goodrich posed to about 50 women at the beginning of a weekend retreat last March at OCF's White Sulphur Springs Conference Center. One West Point cadet’s response stood out amid the varied responses, "Sisterhood? What sisterhood?" We'll answer those questions and more.

Profession

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Family

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Community

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Foundation

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Personal

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OCF/Valor ROTC Retreat

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Join ROTC Units from leading universities as they come together to deepen their faith and Become a Leader God can use. Our speaker is Chaplain (LTC) Dave Bowlus, USA. Discussions will be facilitated by a Junior Officer Panel as well a Panel of seasoned Senior Officers.

A day in the life of OCF

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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. 

Fellowship through ‘practical action’

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Fellowship through 'practical action'

OCF has provided transitory military Christians with two static places—Spring Canyon in Colorado and White Sulphur Springs in Pennsylvania—for abundant opportunities of Christ-centered fellowship, programs and fun. The ideal end result: being equipped to reach others for Christ throughout the military society—and form lifetime friendships.

I Only See Green

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The Son of God is many things to me, but racist is certainly not one of them. I see only green, my Savior sees only hearts.

Implicit Trust

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Simple faith and trust in the Word brings eternal salvation, forgiveness of sins, and life everlasting.

Smart Christian Giving

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Smart Christian Giving

In Part 6, God expects us to use what we need then multiply and return the rest. The blessings of stewardship are in the giving. Knowing when and how to do it is our responsibility.

Six Generations: 2

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Leading Bible studies in the barracks.

Time, Talent, Treasure: Academies

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Exceptionally demanding—that is the four-year journey through one of our nation’s military service academies, deliberately designed as such to forge finely tuned military leaders from out of the fires of continual challenge. Cadets and midshipmen juggle jam-packed schedules that stretch them beyond the max physically, emotionally, mentally.  And spiritually. 

Summer R&R

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Summer R&R

From adventuring through whitewater rafting, climbing, and horseback riding to a more relaxing approach such as a trip to a day spa and special pampering throughout the retreat week, you can plan your R&R around what you and your family love to do.

40th Anniversary Celebration at WSS

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40th Anniversary Celebration at WSS

Join us at White Sulphur Springs the weekend of 15 - 17 June to celebrate and commemorate 40 years of OCF ministry here at WSS.

10 Leadership Lessons to Live By | Episode 012

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10 Leadership Lessons to Live By | Episode 012

The story of Army Master Sergeant William Crawford, a Medal of Honor recipient whose job as squadron janitor at the Air Force Academy, inspired Col James Moschgat to pen 10 lessons in leadership.

IF Project

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OCF-Valor Eastern ROTC Retreat

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OCF-Valor Eastern ROTC Retreat

ROTC cadets/midshipmen from the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and eastern Midwest (Ohio) areas are invited to this life-changing event of learning how to integrate your faith and the military profession.

What Fuels Your Engine? | Episode 022

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What Fuels Your Engine? | Episode 022

In this episode, we chat with Dr. David Kim, a physician, founder, and current CEO of Beacon Christian Community Health Center in New York, and discuss the emotion-fueled train vs. the truth-fueled train; the effects of social media on both of these trains; 3 questions every Christian should able to answer, as well as learning more about how Dr. Kim’s ministry model at Beacon Health relates to integrating faith in all areas of your life as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

OCF timeline

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Basic Training for the Family | Episode 37

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Basic Training for the Family | Episode 37

In this episode, pastor and author Dr. Gary Phillips discusses a topic he has titled “Basic Training for the Family: Biblical Principles for Navigating Cultural Minefields.” 

Keith Peck

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Keith Peck

OCF ROTC

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OCF ROTC

Biblical Truths from Life’s Experiences

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Biblical Truths from Life’s Experiences

What parables has God given to you through the simple circumstances of your life that you can share with others? Too often Christians do not share with others what God is teaching them and doing in their lives, things that can encourage other believers and make them sensitive to God’s moving in the world—and even in their own lives.

Valentine’s Get Away Weekend at WSS

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Join us for a relaxing romantic getaway weekend for you and your spouse. Let us handle the all the planning, cooking and childcare. Designed with the whole family in mind. Bring your children and let them play on the beautiful 1,100 acres while you and your spouse reconnect. More information at the WSS website

A Good Soldier

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Tom Hemingway reflects on what it means to be a good soldier.

A Man of Faith and War

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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.

Against the Flow

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Against the Flow

We talk about tough, but we don't know tough.

6 strategies to avoid becoming a spiritual casualty

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6 strategies to avoid becoming a spiritual casualty

Given the description in Ephesians 6 of the spiritual battle raging around us, what can we do to prepare for the moral ambushes upon us from the enemy and avoid becoming a spiritual casualty? This article explores 6 tactics to help you avoid becoming a spiritual casualty.

Celebrating the Empty Tomb of Jesus Christ

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Celebrating the Empty Tomb of Jesus Christ

Go back in time as we explore the places and events, through the lens of Scripture, shaping the most dramatic event in the history of the world-the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Excellent Military Wife

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A paraphrased version of portions of Proverbs 31.

EXSEL teaches vocation, service, leadership

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Now in its second year, the EXSEL (experience, service, leadership) discipleship program at OCF’s White Sulphur Springs Conference Center is a yearlong, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young men and women ages 18-24.

Fellowship in love, faith, encouragement

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Fellowship in love, faith, encouragement

If you want the best example of fellowship, we have to look no further than God, who is the author and definer of fellowship.

From Mid to Married to Mom

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From Mid to Married to Mom

We’ve been through a lot in our four short years of marriage, but it’s been exciting to look back and see how God has been a part of it all, especially in the last two years. God poured out countless blessings on my husband in the pursuit of his dreams, making it through the arduous training without any major injuries or setbacks. I couldn’t be prouder of him!

God, are you with me?

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God, are you with me?

The following short story was written by OCF member MAJ Mario Miglietta, USA. It is based on a story told during an OCF Bible study that he attends. A person in the Bible study told of a Soldier from his battalion who had fallen on hard times, but who found encouragement and hope from a letter he received from his little sister. Mario says he was inspired by that story and wrote about what the Soldier had gone through—"how I imagined the story evolved."

Kingdom work can happen anywhere

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As a relational ministry where genuine biblical fellowship is essential for spiritual growth and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, the very heart of the ministry of Officers’ Christian Fellowship remains small group fellowships.

Leadership Excellence

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We must remain ever mindful that God sustains that character and He ultimately provides that which we are obliged to give.

Mortal Enemies

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Mortal Enemies

An incredible story of how the man who led the attack on Pearl Harbor found new life in Christ!

Nurturing Christian Families

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Nurturing Christian Families

If you want to be the Christian military leader God has called you to be, I believe a must-have is a strong support system that loves, supports, and sustains you.

OCF and Leadership

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OCF's niche isn't Bible Studies--it's Christian leadership.

OCF at Garden Tomb

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OCF at Garden Tomb

OCF friends oversee the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem.

Spiritual Success

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As you develop your leadership skills and responsibilities, consider making the following habits a part of your daily routine.

Stoking the Fire

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Stoking the Fire

Got fire for the Lord? Keep it burning by stoking your flame. We must tend to the fire-to the love relationship with our Lord. Anything less is abandonment. Remembering, repenting, and returning stokes that fire and results in peace and power.

Stretchmark Sorority

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Mothers share the responsibility of raising children to know and love our Lord.

The Line Officer and the Chaplain

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The Line Officer and the Chaplain

Christ expects us to be salt and light in the military commands to which He has assigned us.

The View from the Top

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On my RMH adventure I had a close-up encounter with God and great fellowship with other Christians in stunningly beautiful scenery.

Time, Talent, Treasure: Retirees

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For Christians serving in our nation’s Armed Forces, even when their active duty days meld into retirement, God’s call to serve Him remains evergreen, for in age’s autumn years “…they will stay fresh and green” (Psalm 92:14), still bearing fruit. 

Two Greedy Institutions

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Two Greedy Institutions

Balance the roles of Christian officer and Christian spouse.

Ways to Give

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Options for OCF members to give regular donations.

Fundraise

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Fundraise

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