Last Updated on May 31, 2024 by OCF Communications

Date Posted: 05/31/2024

Purpose:

Develop and sustain a ministry of the Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF) in accordance with OCF’s Vision, Mission, Purpose, and Strategic Framework.

Reports To: PK Carlton, Director of Field Staff

Primary Responsibilities:

The FSR-USMA is responsible for developing lay-indigenous ministry to the military community at USMA. This FSR develops, grows, and sustains a local ministry team of volunteers to teach, train, equip and exhort cadets to live a life of integrated Christian service in uniform and beyond. The ministry focuses on USMA cadets, USMA Preparatory School candidates, and military members assigned to USMA thereby serving the greater military community.

Specific responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  1. Evangelize and disciple cadets that they might come to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and grow in their maturity in Christ.
  2. Develop, train, and lead a team of OCF members who execute the USMA OCF ministry plan.
  3. Equip military members for OCF membership, participation, and leadership responsibility.
  4. Equip and train military members to understand military service under a secular governmental authority. Teach them to integrate their faith with their personal and professional lives, to become effective partners in the gospel at future temporary, deployed, and permanent assignments.
  5. Maximize cadet and military member exposure to OCF Conference Center programs through promotional efforts, retreats, volunteer service, and support to Conference Center initiatives.
  6. Support the USMA chaplaincy, chapel programs, and collaborate with cadet ministry partners; OCF is an extension of the command master religious program (CMRP) and our relationship with the USMA Chaplaincy is critical for both ministries.
  7. Develop an annual ministry plan and budget. Report transparently on fiscal execution.
  8. Maintain and develop relationships with ministry supporters and conduct fundraising activities as necessary to support OCF.
  9. Travel to build/sustain relationships with graduates and OCF members, to encourage and train OCF leaders, and to gain a regularly renewed understanding of military life away from USMA.
  10. Maintain, sustain, and improve the OCF Fellowship House in coordination with OCF’s Director for Infrastructure and Facilities Management.
  11. Use the OCF Fellowship House for ministry and hospitality to USMA cadets, ministry team volunteers and others associated with OCF.
  12. Connect departing members with their gaining installation’s OCF leader or a partnered ministry leader to promote their continued service and growth. Maintain contact with members to encourage them and understand the situations at their locations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

FSR-USMA must:

  1. Have experience living out their faith as a Christ-follower on active duty or the reserve forces in the U.S. military, preferably in the Army.
  2. Exhibit character qualities consistent with 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
  3. Must be able to teach the Bible (2 Timothy 2:15; 4:2) to encourage and equip those in their charge to live biblically at the intersection of faith, family, and profession.
  4. Be able to provide biblical discipling and mentoring.
  5. Have served in military leadership positions.
  6. Be able to develop and maintain relationships with volunteer OCF leaders, USMA chaplains, USMA sanctioned Christian organizations, OCF members in the West Point community, and local church leaders.
  7. Be able to create, understand, and work within a budget.
  8. Be technically proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
  9. Engage and participate in broader OCF initiatives whether in promotions, support, thinking, talents, and abilities or as appropriate for their skill sets as prior military officers.
  10. Have organizational skills that enable effective ministry events.

It is desired the FSR-USMA:

  1. Highly flexible and adaptable and works well in a dynamic atmosphere.
  2. Comfortable speaking in front of large groups.
  3. Is experienced, competent, and comfortable using and adapting to various forms of cell phone and computer-based communication including social media software and applications, and willing to maintain a digital ministry presence.
  4. Have experience maintaining or managing facilities and construction contract development, award, and execution.
  5. Be married with a spouse willing to volunteer in support of the ministry.
  6. Be a USMA graduate or have served on the USMA staff or faculty previously.

Working Conditions:

Serves near Highland Falls, NY, and lives in the OCF-owned Fellowship House. Good physical health is required for frequent Fellowship House stair climbing, hosting of ministry guests (cooking, bedding, cleaning), and for maintaining the Fellowship House and the grounds surrounding it. Cadet area ministry requires parking and walking to various meeting locations. Hosting ministry guests requires establishing family boundaries and guidelines for how best to utilize the Fellowship House in support of the ministry plan. Travel by air or land is required to attend council meetings and staff conferences and to conduct various other OCF ministry requirements. This is a full-time, exempt position, and the working hours required will be necessary to carry out the ministry’s responsibilities.

To apply or for more information: [email protected] or call 979-571-5089