November 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:49-07:00Categories: Latest Articles, Prayer Focus|

It's amazing to think that thanksgiving was in Jesus’ heart and on His tongue to His Father as He knowingly, steadfastly walked right into what it would cost Him physically, emotionally, and spiritually to procure salvation for sinful humanity. Within moments, those He had dined and worshipped God with—who He had just conferred a special place at His table and on thrones in His coming eternal kingdom (Luke 22:28-30)—would betray, abandon, and deny knowing Him.

October 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:50-07:00Categories: Latest Articles, Prayer Focus|

Chaplains bear a tremendous weight in caring for the spiritual and moral well-being of service members and their families in a unique lifestyle that includes frequent moves, deployment, and combat stress. There are doors of great opportunity for God to be glorified as OCFers step out to support the chaplaincy by reaching out to their chaplains.

September 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:50-07:00Categories: Latest Articles, Prayer Focus|

Unless we are focused on God and His truth, alert to the temptations we personally struggle with, and vigilant of worldly lies and lures to kill, steal, and destroy our Christian faith, we are just as vulnerable to slide into compromise and right into God’s judgment.

July 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:51-07:00Categories: Latest Articles, Prayer Focus|

The lure in humanity’s fallen nature to be able to do whatever we want, whenever we want, and without restraint tends to only feed that bent of human nature we all struggle with—the “freedom” of my way.

June 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:52-07:00Categories: Latest Articles, Prayer Focus|

Ten years ago, Colorado experienced a devastating series of wildfires throughout June, July, and August that included the Waldo Canyon fire on the northwest edge of Colorado Springs. It is the third-most destructive fire in Colorado history, destroying 347 homes.

May 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:52-07:00Categories: Prayer Focus|

Holocaust survivor Corrie ten Boom once posed this question about prayer: “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”

April 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:53-07:00Categories: Prayer Focus|

Jesus’ leadership of investing in the lives of those entrusted to Him formed followers who embraced Him and His mission of eternal salvation into leaders who replicated that in others.

Spring Canyon celebrates 60 years of OCF ministry

2022-11-14T17:08:16-07:00Categories: Connected|

Spring Canyon Conference Center has long been a “home away from home,” a stable, welcoming place providing military men, women, and families a brief respite from their demanding military lives. The Buena Vista, Colo.-based conference center is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

March 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:53-07:00Categories: Prayer Focus|

For Christians, our life’s purpose involves a calling, which starts with our response to Christ’s call of “Come, follow Me.” It’s a call to a restored, ever-growing intimate relationship with Him.

February 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:54-07:00Categories: Prayer Focus|

He who made us in image and likeness, who assigned us as caretakers to oversee ever-increasing, fruitful growth of the Earth, is the Caretaker of our souls.

January 2022 Prayer Focus

2022-11-14T17:06:55-07:00Categories: Prayer Focus|

Our loving Father will vigilantly chip away at the achievements, talents, positions, power, rank, status, possessions, etc., we are prone to default to for our self-worth. His goal is to hone and refine our identity into the very image of Jesus Christ.

Where do you see yourself in OCF?

2022-11-14T17:09:03-07:00Categories: Connected|

“In order to tangibly strengthen our connectivity, we have an enormous need for members to step into the yoke with the Lord and one another. If you are willing to be spent for the Gospel, we have a myriad of areas where you can sign up to serve.”

48. Encore: Navigating the storms of life, with James Rader

2019-11-17T10:15:26-07:00Categories: Episodes|

In this special encore episode, we're going all the way back to episode 2 and the story of Coast Guard Lieutenant James Rader. Sometimes the storms of life can be metaphorical, such as a difficult deployment, move, or career transition. However, there are those times when the storms of life refer to literal storms. Such was the case for James Rader as he took part in search-and-rescue efforts during Hurricane Harvey.

Beauty amid the ruins

2018-06-23T12:25:58-06:00Categories: Embracing the Culture|

As a servant leader being the hands and heart of Christ to others in life’s tragedies, TSgt Padgett suggested that helping others is as simple as being aware of the ways you can do so.

  • Photo by Heather Cortright

Time, Talent, Treasure: Warrior Forge

2018-05-09T14:56:19-06:00Categories: ROTC|

Before Army ROTC cadets can be commissioned as second lieutenants, they must successfully complete what is now known as the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC), a training event developing their leadership skills while evaluating their officer potential. Once held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, LDAC —Warrior Forge—now takes place at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

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