Officers' Christian Fellowship

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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 Street
Englewood, CO 80110-3405

Website: www.ocfusa.org

Phone: 800-424-1984

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 381415401

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

Chairman: Paul Schumacher / Stephen Schmidt

Board size: 20

Founder: Group of Military Officers

Ruling year: 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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating812 of 110222 of 31
Fund acquisition rating745 of 110318 of 31
Resource allocation rating279 of 11036 of 31
Asset utilization rating1079 of 110231 of 31

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%12%5%7%8%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%7%4%6%6%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%55%78%82%72%63%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%7%6%7%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%45%22%18%28%37%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%86%86%87%88%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%97%61%86%95%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%83%53%75%84%88%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%3%39%14%5%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
9%1%17%4%1%0%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%7%7%6%6%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.160.270.250.240.270.27
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.435.633.054.264.894.76
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.601.500.761.021.341.29
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.326.7112.4018.017.6815.89
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.150.080.060.130.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.826.8214.4211.107.808.69
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%8%6%6%7%6%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%3%3%3%4%4%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
80%347%373%393%339%346%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20232022202120202019
Cash$1,153,091$4,316,690$2,732,929$789,294$563,008
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$178,780$1,746,434$154,576$200,684$361,840
Short-term investments$2,773,203$1,340,739$1,526,869$2,754,756$2,816,101
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,105,074$7,403,863$4,414,374$3,744,734$3,740,949
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,392,467$14,887,917$14,148,623$14,338,349$13,875,821
Other long-term assets$600,280$252,995$234,779$226,454$208,756
Total long-term assets$18,992,747$15,140,912$14,383,402$14,564,803$14,084,577
Total assets$23,097,821$22,544,775$18,797,776$18,309,537$17,825,526
 
Liabilities20232022202120202019
Payables and accrued expenses$498,911$365,624$96,005$165,546$101,447
Other current liabilities$112,968$231,632$149,113$322,241$133,935
Total current liabilities$611,879$597,256$245,118$487,787$235,382
Debt$584,440$617,963$650,194$679,932$709,482
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$559,274$195,534$195,534$172,285$150,149
Total long-term liabilities$1,143,714$813,497$845,728$852,217$859,631
Total liabilities$1,755,593$1,410,753$1,090,846$1,340,004$1,095,013
 
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$19,220,084$15,245,121$15,261,802$15,268,807$15,576,793
With donor restrictions$2,122,144$5,888,901$2,445,128$1,700,726$1,153,720
Net assets$21,342,228$21,134,022$17,706,930$16,969,533$16,730,513
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20232022202120202019
Total contributions$3,515,990$7,223,772$4,289,681$3,771,751$3,103,077
Program service revenue$2,227,850$1,922,670$651,338$1,355,073$1,690,851
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$603,859$61,849$296,792$112,099$76,009
Other revenue$7,025$17,292$5,017$10,570$19,341
Total other revenue$2,838,734$2,001,811$953,147$1,477,742$1,786,201
Total revenue$6,354,724$9,225,583$5,242,828$5,249,493$4,889,278
 
Expenses20232022202120202019
Program services$5,293,369$4,894,411$3,938,727$4,422,306$4,312,552
Management and general$432,187$421,141$261,676$285,863$226,085
Fundraising$420,962$346,983$305,028$302,304$299,638
Total expenses$6,146,518$5,662,535$4,505,431$5,010,473$4,838,275
 
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$208,206$3,563,048$737,397$239,020$51,003
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$208,206$3,563,048$737,397$239,020$51,003

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Scott FisherChief Executive Director$120,000
Chris BlakeChief Operating Officer$83,913
David PuntChief Financial Officer$75,996
Royce BervigChief Development Advisor$75,083

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2023


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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.


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