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.
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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.
A series of stark white crosses on the side of the road served as a wake-up call.
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
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.
A paraphrased version of portions of Proverbs 31.
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.
If you want the best example of fellowship, we have to look no further than God, who is the author and definer of fellowship.
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!
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.
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's niche isn't Bible Studies--it's Christian leadership.
OCF friends oversee the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem.
As you develop your leadership skills and responsibilities, consider making the following habits a part of your daily routine.
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.
Balance the roles of Christian officer and Christian spouse.
Options for OCF members to give regular donations.
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.
What does that look like today? How are you courageously standing firm personally and in your family? Are you modeling an integrated life of faith, family, and profession to your family, those around you personally, and in the workplace?
The Valentine’s Weekend Getaway at WSS is a perfect way to quiet the noise of all the “other-things” and allow the beauty and peace of WSS to help you refocus on the Lord and each other.
This weekend is an opportunity to be encouraged by some great teaching, rekindle old friendships and build some new ones. Prepare to leave this weekend refreshed and with a renewed vision for serving Christ in the military society.
Can't make it for a full week of Summer R&R? No problem! Join us for the End of Summer Retreat Weekend. Dr. Bill Brown, director of the Colson Fellows Program and former president of Cedarville University, is our guest speaker.
In this episode, we chat with 1LT Ryan Menicucci, USA, about what it takes to be a leader that God can use. The context for the conversation comes from a weekend ROTC retreat at OCF's White Sulphur Springs Conference Center in 2017. 1LT Menicucci recalls three important lessons learned that weekend: 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.
Join us for the OCF Academy Fall Retreat at White Sulphur Springs with USMA OCF, USMA Navs, USNA OCF, and the USMMA. CH (LTC) Doug Ball will be speaking on living a gospel-centered life.
Christmas season is special, but it is even more special to celebrate at White Sulphur Springs with a community of like-minded believers.
White Sulphur Springs is hosting a conference for OCF leaders east of the Mississippi 25-27 January 2019. If you are a Bible Study leader or host, OCF Associate Staff, military partner in ministry in the NCR, this weekend is for you.
Today, we’re talking about spiritual warfare, and our guest is MG Kurt Fuller, USA (Ret.). MG Fuller served 26 years as a paratrooper, 12 years in the Ranger Regiment, and 6 years in combat, including Grenada, Panama, Desert Storm, Haiti, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Whether you’re in the group who has never heard of the Great Commission, or if you know the Great Commission backwards and forwards—while reading it in Greek—stick with us today as our guest, CH LTC Dan Holcomb, USA (Ret.), talks about how the Great Commission relates to what he calls “Disciplines of a Warrior.”
Learn how to integrate your Christian faith with your military profession from those who live it in their careers and lives.
My guest today is Pastor Keith Peck. He has over 40 years of pastoral ministry experience, and recently retired as pastor emeritus of Broadneck Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Annapolis, Maryland, where he served for 27 years. Keith offers his insights on the application of wisdom.
Singles, couples, families with kids, or retired—the OCF NCR meet and greet BBQ is a great opportunity for enjoying fellowship with one another while eating savory summer treats. You are welcome—and bring your friends!
Name: Pastor Richard Ford Phone: (814) 502-2146 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Additional Information: Located 30 minutes north of White Sulphur Springs Conference Center. Free room and breakfast for OCF members and families if you need a stop over while traveling. Can sleep up to 8 in lower level bedrooms with private bath. Contact me for availability and directions.
We need much wisdom from the Holy Spirit to bear His image faithfully. As an image bearer of God, may your identity in Christ motivate you to be a worthy representative of our Father to all who see Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Surely, as Christian leaders, our desire is to show compassion with an undivided heart—one that rightly discerns truth with reverence for the Lord.
What brings leaders to the point of task overload—the belief that only we know what’s best, perhaps distrust of others, or possibly personal ownership? How are you doing in your pursuit to invite others with similar heart and vision into your area of responsibility?
To me, Luke 5:5 is a curious object lesson. Did Simon really fail, or was his unproductive fishing day tied to Christ’s master plan and call? I would think the latter.
Pilate said to Jesus in John 18:38, “What is truth?” Truth is the foundation on which we stand and is what Christian leaders are called to practice.
So should we question God’s authority? Regardless of how righteous the question might seem, we would be wise to consider the Holy Scriptures and to pattern our questions and concerns after Jesus’ response while here on earth.
Today's guest is LTC Todd Plotner, USA (Ret.), who wrote an article titled “Four Lessons In Leadership for Young Warriors” back in 2013. We'll take a deeper dive into the points he made in that article.
White Sulphur Springs Conference Center is hosting the annual Leading Women Retreat for uniformed women, whether past, present, or future.
OCF Council elections for the Class of 2016 are open now through 29 September. Eligible OCF members are encouraged to vote in the election.