Hosting Ministry

What is the Hosting Ministry?

Hosting is needed when OCF leaders are unable to provide their own consistent place to meet for fellowship due to being in a short-duration training program, deployments, TDY’s, and other limiting factors (space, commute distance, etc.). The OCF Hosting ministry is a way for established OCF members to provide a stable meeting location for recurring fellowship activities such as Bible-based fellowship, prayer, or social gatherings, but where the Host is not the Leader.

We believe 1 Peter 4:10 offers a biblical perspective on the importance of the hosting ministry and also how God may be calling you to serve: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”

How is a Host different from a Local Leader?

A host is a believer in Christ who opens their home to an OCF Leader for consistent Bible-based fellowship, but who is not the local leader. The host provides the location and the local leader is the person who facilitates/coordinates the actual fellowship gathering.

How can I get involved?

Here are three steps we ask you to take if you are considering being a host:

1. Pray about whether hosting is for you. In fact, a Pray, Discover, Obey process may be appropriate.

2. Fill out the information on our List Me form, and indicate that you want to be a Host. Your information will then be included on the OCF Directory so that others can find you.

List Me as a Host

3. Be Ready. Hosts should respond quickly to OCF leaders contacting them and make every effort to have their home available on relatively short notice.

I still have questions

If you have further questions about being a host, contact Hous Waring, Director of Field Operations.

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