Officers' Christian Fellowship / OCF

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Summary

OCF seeks to help Christians in the military society and their families grow together in their relationship with God and others, and to unite them in biblical fellowship and outreach, and encourage each other through prayer. OCF fills this need for biblical fellowship and prayer in five key ways: Prayer, Small Group Local Fellowship and Outreach, Leadership, Conference Center Ministry, and Publications.


Contact information

Mailing address:
OCF Home Office
3784 S. Inca St.
Englewood, CO 80110-3405

Website: www.ocfusa.org

Phone: (303) 761-1984

Email: comms@ocfusa.org


Organization details

EIN: 381415401

CEO/President: Col Scott Fisher, USAF (Ret.)

Chairman: MG James A. Coggin, USA (Ret)

Board size: 22

Founder: Group of Military Officers

Year founded: 1952

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1981


Purpose

Our Vision is the military community positively impacted through Christlike leaders.


Mission statement

Our Mission is to engage military leaders in Biblical fellowship and growth to equip them for Christlike service at the intersection of faith, family, and profession.


Statement of faith

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Old and New Testaments as originally written are the verbally inspired Word of God, and accept them as the supreme and all-sufficient authority in faith and life.

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is eternal separation from God; and that each human being is born with a sinful nature and cannot by his own efforts please God.

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, was born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as our vicarious sacrifice in accordance with the Scripture, and that all who believe in Him are cleansed of their sins by His shed blood and are justified before God.

We believe that all who by faith receive the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and so become the children of God, to live with Him through all eternity.

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and in His present life there as our High Priest and Advocate.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust; the eternal blessedness of the saved; and the everlasting, conscious punishment of the lost.

We believe in the personal, visible and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ to this earth.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating464 of 91315 of 27
Fund acquisition rating441 of 91514 of 27
Resource allocation rating77 of 9155 of 27
Asset utilization rating873 of 91326 of 27

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%8%9%6%5%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%6%4%5%4%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%73%65%73%94%70%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%6%6%5%4%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%27%35%27%6%30%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%88%89%88%83%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%95%99%81%119%86%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%84%88%71%98%73%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%5%1%19%-19%14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%1%0%7%-2%4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%6%5%7%13%12%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.580.270.270.270.110.26
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.745.034.514.258.627.12
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.861.381.221.150.951.83
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.485.5110.2410.694.347.49
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.180.100.090.230.13
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.347.148.849.469.705.67
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
13%7%6%8%9%8%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%4%4%5%6%6%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
56%339%346%342%826%358%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$789,294$563,008$2,738,189$1,618,891$1,524,275
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$95,187$361,840$390,929$355,372$889,743
Short-term investments$2,754,756$2,816,101$924,046$0$0
Other current assets$0$208,756$186,435$0$0
Total current assets$3,639,237$3,949,705$4,239,599$1,974,263$2,414,018
Long-term investments$0$0$0$909,048$1,023,349
Fixed assets$14,338,349$13,875,821$13,799,821$13,869,612$13,481,880
Other long-term assets$331,951$0$0$256,324$267,695
Total long-term assets$14,670,300$13,875,821$13,799,821$15,034,984$14,772,924
Total assets$18,309,537$17,825,526$18,039,420$17,009,247$17,186,942
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$337,831$251,596$216,363$270,770$262,058
Other current liabilities$322,241$133,935$180,194$183,753$60,244
Total current liabilities$660,072$385,531$396,557$454,523$322,302
Debt$679,932$709,482$963,353$962,852$975,001
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$54,436$57,261
Total long-term liabilities$679,932$709,482$963,353$1,017,288$1,032,262
Total liabilities$1,340,004$1,095,013$1,359,910$1,471,811$1,354,564
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$15,268,807$15,576,793$15,170,495$14,121,459$13,974,890
With donor restrictions$1,700,726$1,153,720$1,509,015$1,415,977$1,857,488
Net assets$16,969,533$16,730,513$16,679,510$15,537,436$15,832,378
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$3,822,213$3,182,385$4,389,248$1,494,228$3,579,419
Program service revenue$1,304,611$1,611,543$1,529,949$0$1,462,680
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$112,099$76,009$73,848$60,549$69,629
Other revenue$10,570$19,341$25,900$30,909$5,744
Total other revenue$1,427,280$1,706,893$1,629,697$91,458$1,538,053
Total revenue$5,249,493$4,889,278$6,018,945$1,585,686$5,117,472
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$4,422,306$4,312,552$4,270,557$1,558,301$3,733,759
Management and general$285,863$226,085$343,299$250,344$509,861
Fundraising$302,304$299,638$263,015$71,983$182,945
Total expenses$5,010,473$4,838,275$4,876,871$1,880,628$4,426,565
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$239,020$51,003$1,142,074($294,942)$690,907
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$239,020$51,003$1,142,074($294,942)$690,907

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/25/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Cut off from friends, family, and fellowship, British Army Captain John Trotter experiences the loneliness of his isolated outpost as well as a hunger for sharing his Christian faith and praying with other like-minded officers and men. Upon returning to England, Trotter sent letters to a number of officers and other ranks, inviting them to join in organizing an "Army Prayer Union for Officers and Men," with the hope of engaging in prayer and building strong fellowship in an informal, lay-led setting.

It wasn't until the late 1930s that the seeds of Captain Trotter's prayer union would make it to America. While aboard a ship bound for Palestine, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Hayes A. Kroner, who had been under deep conviction by the Holy Spirit during the voyage, met a British brigadier who was a member of the British Officers' Christian Union. Over time, Kroner felt compelled to establish an Officers' Christian Union in the United States, and in 1939, he returned to the U.S. with the encouragement of the British OCU to start an American OCU.

Kroner led a small Washington, D.C.-based Bible study for a few years, and in 1943 he and others formally established the American OCU. In 1972, under the direction of Executive Director Paul Pettijohn, the Officers' Christian Union was renamed Officers' Christian Fellowship. However, the purpose of OCF hasn't changed-OCF exists to glorify God by uniting Christian officers for biblical fellowship and outreach, equipping and encouraging them to minister effectively in the military society.

Captain Trotter's longing for fellowship more than 170 years ago continues to be satisfied through local OCF fellowship groups today.


Program accomplishments


Needs

  1. People who are willing to lead Bible studies
  2. Mentors for up and coming officers
  3. Prayer for military families who have experienced multiple deployments
  4. People willing to partner prayerfully and financially with OCF to extend Biblical truth to the next generation of military leaders