Date Posted: 05/29/2020

Purpose:

Develop and sustain a ministry of the OCF in accordance with the Vision, Mission, Purpose and Strategic Framework.

What are we looking for?

  1. A mature Christian who is known for good works, for handling God’s word well, who is continuing to grow in faith in Christ, and who proclaims the gospel of Jesus Christ with clarity. (see Titus 1:6-9)
  2. A leader of volunteers—one who is able to cast vision, build teams, equip them for service, and trust them in execution.
  3. We desire someone with experience among cadets/midshipmen and with a strong spiritual and professional reputation.
  4. We desire someone who has ideally served as an OCF leader in the field. We are asking God to provide a proven OCF leader to inspire and train future lay-indigenous leaders. Preferably, someone that is a separated, retired, or reserve component officer who might be available for this work.
  5. A willingness to travel for staff meetings, graduate follow-up and other engagement of the military community.
  6. A reasonable expectation that the applicant will serve for a minimum of five years:

Reports To: Director of Field Operations, Colin Wooten

Primary Responsibilites:

The OCF Field Staff Representative is responsible for developing lay-indigenous ministry to the military community at the USAF Academy (USAFA). This Field Staff member develops, grows and sustains a local ministry team of volunteers in order to teach, train, equip and exhort cadets to live a life of integrated Christian service in uniform. The ministry focus is on USAFA cadets and USAFA Preparatory School cadet candidates, but the position also serves the greater military community.

Specific responsibilities of this position:

  1. Evangelize and disciple cadets that they might come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that many will obey Christ’s commands. The goal is increasing maturity in Christ.
  2. Develop, train, and lead a team of OCF members who execute the USAFA OCF ministry plan.
  3. Equip cadets for OCF membership, participation and leadership responsibility.
  4. Equip and train cadets to understand military service under a secular governmental authority. Help them to integrate their faith with their personal and professional lives, becoming effective partners in the gospel at future temporary, deployed and permanent assignments.
  5. Maximize cadet exposure to OCF Conference Center programs.
  6. Support the chaplaincy, chapel programs, and collaborate with cadet ministry partners.
  7. Develop an annual ministry plan and budget.
  8. Conduct fundraising activities as necessary to support OCF and the USAFA ministry.
  9. Travel in order to build/sustain relationships with graduates and OCF members, to encourage or train OCF leaders, and to gain a regularly renewed understanding of life out in the military field.

Working Conditions:

Serves and resides in the vicinity of the USAF Academy, CO.  Good physical health is required since the primary environment for cadet ministry requires frequent stair climbing and physical activity above 7,000 feet, with nearly all conferences and retreats above 9,000 feet. Travel by air or land is required in order to attend council meetings and staff conferences, and to conduct various other OCF ministry.  This is a full-time, exempt position and the working hours required will be as necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the ministry.

If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please contact Colin Wooten, colin.wooten@ocfusa.org with any questions about the duty and position.  Contact Marci Morris, marci.morris@ocfusa.org for personnel information and an application. Completed applications must be received by Thursday,1 October 2020.

To apply or for more information: marci.morris@ocfusa.org or call 303-761-1984