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 St.
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 rating553 of 102416 of 30
Fund acquisition rating542 of 102718 of 30
Resource allocation rating98 of 10273 of 30
Asset utilization rating980 of 102429 of 30

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%7%8%9%6%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%6%6%4%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%82%73%65%73%94%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%7%6%6%5%4%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%18%27%35%27%6%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%88%88%89%88%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
90%86%95%99%81%119%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
69%76%84%88%71%98%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
10%14%5%1%19%-19%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
13%4%1%0%7%-2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%6%6%5%7%13%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.180.250.270.270.270.11
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.514.305.034.514.258.62
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.811.061.381.221.150.95
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.669.915.5110.2410.694.34
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.100.180.100.090.23
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.4410.147.148.849.469.70
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%6%7%6%8%9%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%3%4%4%5%6%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
72%381%339%346%342%826%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$2,732,929$789,294$563,008$2,738,189$1,618,891
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$109,229$95,187$361,840$390,929$355,372
Short-term investments$1,526,869$2,754,756$2,816,101$924,046$0
Other current assets$0$0$208,756$186,435$0
Total current assets$4,369,027$3,639,237$3,949,705$4,239,599$1,974,263
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$909,048
Fixed assets$14,148,623$14,338,349$13,875,821$13,799,821$13,869,612
Other long-term assets$280,126$331,951$0$0$256,324
Total long-term assets$14,428,749$14,670,300$13,875,821$13,799,821$15,034,984
Total assets$18,797,776$18,309,537$17,825,526$18,039,420$17,009,247
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$291,539$337,831$251,596$216,363$270,770
Other current liabilities$149,113$322,241$133,935$180,194$183,753
Total current liabilities$440,652$660,072$385,531$396,557$454,523
Debt$650,194$679,932$709,482$963,353$962,852
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$54,436
Total long-term liabilities$650,194$679,932$709,482$963,353$1,017,288
Total liabilities$1,090,846$1,340,004$1,095,013$1,359,910$1,471,811
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$15,261,802$15,268,807$15,576,793$15,170,495$14,121,459
With donor restrictions$2,445,128$1,700,726$1,153,720$1,509,015$1,415,977
Net assets$17,706,930$16,969,533$16,730,513$16,679,510$15,537,436
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$4,442,248$3,822,213$3,182,385$4,389,248$1,494,228
Program service revenue$644,291$1,304,611$1,611,543$1,529,949$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$296,792$112,099$76,009$73,848$60,549
Other revenue$5,017$10,570$19,341$25,900$30,909
Total other revenue$946,100$1,427,280$1,706,893$1,629,697$91,458
Total revenue$5,388,348$5,249,493$4,889,278$6,018,945$1,585,686
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$4,084,247$4,422,306$4,312,552$4,270,557$1,558,301
Management and general$261,676$285,863$226,085$343,299$250,344
Fundraising$305,028$302,304$299,638$263,015$71,983
Total expenses$4,650,951$5,010,473$4,838,275$4,876,871$1,880,628
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$737,397$239,020$51,003$1,142,074($294,942)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$737,397$239,020$51,003$1,142,074($294,942)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Scott FisherExecutive Director$70,000
David OsbornDirector of Finance$57,761

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2021


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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.


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