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How to Get Involved in the Oilfield Christian Fellowship

Many times we are asked the question, “How do I get involved in the Oilfield Christian Fellowship?” We love to get that question, and this one equally as good, “How can I help?” However, there is not just a single easy answer to give. There are so many ways you can get involved in the Ministry of the Oilfield Christian Fellowship. This article gives you an idea of what we do and how you can help. While some of these answers may be specific to the Houston chapter, many of them are relevant at any of our chapters.

First of all, I preface these answers with the overarching thought that the depth of your involvement depends on the level you want to commit your time. With that said, we would love to have another Brother or Sister in Christ volunteering to help the organization. There is always work to do. Here is a list of things that we need help with.

13 Ways to Get Involved

1. We need men and women of prayer who keep the OCF and its mission and leadership before the throne of God. We can do nothing on our own. We can accomplish all things through Christ. Click here to submit your prayer request.

Get Involved2. We need people to help distribute Bibles, both the Oil Patch Bibles in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese, and the many other international languages that we can supply to people going overseas. You can help with this by getting Bibles out to the rigs, platforms, and offices. If you or one of your co-workers is traveling overseas, you can carry Bibles with you which the OCF can supply. Click here to view our store.

3. We need help getting Oil Patch Bibles cheaply into Canada and other foreign countries. International Postage rates are extremely high. The OCF is looking for someone who can ship a large volume of Bibles to Canada and other countries. The OCF can mail them but mailing costs have escalated tremendously. We like to be good stewards of donations and piggy back with cargo going into foreign countries. If you know how the OCF can get Bibles to Africa, Bogota, or Canada cheaply, you would be a blessing.

4. We welcome volunteers to join the core group to manage The Woodlands Chapter. Are you interested in that kind of involvement? If so, contact us or let us know at the meeting.

5. We need disciplers. Jesus told us to go make disciples. The time is right for some form of Bible study or discipleship program to be formed at offices around the world where men and women gather together under the banner of an OCF Bible study. We have been putting together materials. We could supply chaplains or teachers.

Get Envolved6. If you are a writer, we need contributors to the OCF newsletter.

7. We need volunteers to help at the entry tables at the luncheons, ushers at the Prayer Breakfast, and workers at the many events that are held around the country.

8. We need people willing to give their testimony at the luncheons.

9. If you aren’t already doing so, you can attend our monthly luncheons at Houston’s First Baptist Church and The Woodlands. If you are in another city, make plans to attend the chapter meetings in Midland/Odessa, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Tyler, Texas; Covington, and Lafayette, Louisiana; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; or the chapter at Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada.

Get Invloved

10. We have Bible testimonies translated into Russian and Chinese. We have held off printing these Bibles as we are unsure how many to print and how to get them into the country. If you have an inlet in any of these two countries, you could help with this decision.

11. We will have more College Leadership Forums. If you want to participate in visiting a campus or get a meeting organized at a college, you are more than welcome to get going and get it organized. If you are a college student reading this and would like someone to visit with you about helping organizing something on your campus, contact us by Email.

Get Involved
Greg Garbe, (Far right) former A&M student and now part of Lighthouse Exploration, visits with A&M P.E. Students during pizza supper.

12. Our organization gets the funds to further the Bible Ministry, newsletters, and the other things we do through tax deductible donations. Checks can be made out to the Oilfield Christian Fellowship or a secure credit card donation can be made here. Click here to make a donation.

13. Start a chapter in your city or area. OCF President John Bird can help you with this if that is your calling.

Ready to Get Involved?

Many chapters already have outreach programs in place or are putting together their own Prayer Breakfasts at local Conference events, but if the chapter in your area doesn’t have a mission, then maybe you’re the person to volunteer to get something going. The Houston chapter leadership would be glad to help you get started.

We hope we haven’t overwhelmed you but start thinking and praying about the many threads the OCF has out there, plus a few the Lord may be leading us into. I pray God opens your heart and your time to do what He has called you to do. If the OCF is in His plans for you, don’t hold back.

Get Involved. Reach Out.

Contact OCF President John Bird or Bible Ministry Chairman Mike Chaffin via email. 
Or, contact your local chapter president if you want to help your local area’s chapter.

The OCF Bible App contains testimonies in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese in audio and print that are part of the Oil Patch Bible. The App also contains links to OCF social media and website. The App also houses an audio Bible that has over 1200 languages available to read or listen.

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OCF Houston Luncheon @ Houston First Baptist Church
Nov 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
The OCF of Houston luncheon is held at Houston’s First Baptist Church on the first Wednesday of each month.
Use the Contact US button on the home page for more information.
RSVP ticket price is $16.00.  Walk-in pricing is $25.00  Event is free if you are not eating.
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See the chapter page for up to date information here  Houston Chapter

 

The MAY SPEAKER – Mike Chaffin – Operation Manager, Valence Operating Co,  Speaking on the topic, “What are My Choices?”

 

Nov
10
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OCF Tyler Luncheon @ Holly Tree Country Club, Tyler TX
Nov 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Meetings:

When: 11:30 to 1 PM / 2nd Wednesday of each month

Where: Hollytree CC
6700 Hollytree Dr, Tyler, TX 75703

COST:  Lunch: $20.00 per person

(Cash or Check, no credit cards)

Sept Guest Speaker – Chris Widell, President and CEO of Sponte Operating, Inc.

JUNE GUEST SPEAKER – United States Congressman Louie Gohmert

To attend p;lease RSVP  to Terry.bates18@gmail.com 

MAY GUEST SPEAKER – JOHN P ALEXANDER

MARCH GUEST SPEAKER – JR ROYCE – SALES – WORKOVER SOLUTIONS


For more information contact:
 Terry Bates at 903-343-3111 or terry.bates@grenergyservices.com

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OCF San Antonio luncheon @ Bigz Burger Joint
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
OCF San Antonio luncheon @ Bigz Burger Joint | San Antonio | Texas | United States

When:  Always the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

OCF LUNCHEON

OCF Friends,

Please join the San Antonio Oilfield Christian Fellowship for lunch at Bigz Burger Joint on Wednesday, May 12th at 12 p.m. This will be an informal meeting of fellowship. Any expense for lunch will be at each attendee’s discretion and we ask if you plan to attend please RSVP

It has been a long time since our last in-person meeting and we hope to see you there to hear all that God has been doing in your life. We suspect with all that has happened, we may have many who have a story to share with us. With that in mind, we are in the process of looking for a permanent venue and ask if you know of a venue that may host our group please let someone on the leadership team know. 

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17

For Him,
The SA OCF Team

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If you have any specific request and / or questions for the OCF San Antonio chapter don’t hesitate to reply to this email or email OCFSanAntonio@gmail.com.

For additional information email: ocfsanantonio@gmail.com or call Joe DeGeare 281-381-7573 or Pete Bommer 210-216-6400 .

PLEASE RSVP via 48 hours prior to the event

Nov
18
Thu
OCF The Woodlands Luncheon @ The Church Project
Nov 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Make your plans to attend The Woodlands OCF luncheon on the third Thursday of every month except July and December.  The meetings take place at the Church Project  at 602 Pruitt Road, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Time:  11:30 at the venue.

October Speaker – Gilbert Orenals – Patriot Directional Services

June Speaker – Rod Long – Team Trident

MAY speaker – Carlo Vinterella

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We will welcome you to walk up  if you decide to attend at the last minute.  However, without an RSVP there may not be a box lunch available.

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OCF of HOUSTON PRAYER BREAKFAST DURING WPC @ THE HILTON AMERICAS HOUSTON
Dec 7 @ 6:30 am – 8:45 am
OCF of HOUSTON PRAYER BREAKFAST DURING WPC @ THE HILTON AMERICAS HOUSTON | Houston | Texas | United States

Join us December 7th, 2021 for the HOUSTON OCF PRAYER BREAKFAST during the WORLD PETROLEUM CONGRESS

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 AM,   BREAKFAST SERVED AT 7:00 AM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – REX TILLERSON,- FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF EXXONMOBIL CORP. AND 69TH SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 

CLICK THE TICKETS BUTTON TO SIGN UP FOR A SINGLE TICKET OR TO PURCHASE A TABLE OR SPONSORSHIP. 

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