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.
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.