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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.

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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.

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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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Apr
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Fri
OCF COVINGTON/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER COFFEE @ PJ;S COFFEE
Apr 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
OCF COVINGTON/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER COFFEE @ PJ;S COFFEE | Covington | Louisiana | United States

OCF – Oilfield Christian Fellowship Covington / New Orleans Chapter

Third Friday of the Month Morning Coffee

7:00am – 8:00am

Every third Friday of the month, OCF meets for coffee and prayer. A laid-back time of chatting, encouraging one another and making new friends. If you are looking for a group to connect with, all are welcome.
Fri, May 19, 2023, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (your local time)

RSVP:         Steve Freeman by EMAIL or by phone at (985) 373-5703 (cell)

Find out more about their meeting on their linkedin page

INVITE A FRIEND!OILFIELD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

OCF COVINGTON/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER COFFEE @ PJ;S COFFEE
Apr 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
OCF COVINGTON/NEW ORLEANS CHAPTER COFFEE @ PJ;S COFFEE | Covington | Louisiana | United States

OCF – Oilfield Christian Fellowship Covington / New Orleans Chapter

Third Friday of the Month Morning Coffee

7:00am – 8:00am

Every third Friday of the month, OCF meets for coffee and prayer. A laid-back time of chatting, encouraging one another and making new friends. If you are looking for a group to connect with, all are welcome.
Fri, May 19, 2023, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (your local time)

RSVP:         Steve Freeman by EMAIL or by phone at (985) 373-5703 (cell)

Find out more about their meeting on their linkedin page

INVITE A FRIEND!OILFIELD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP LUNCH

Apr
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OCF of LAFAYETTE CHAPTER LUNCHEON @ Fezzo's
Apr 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

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WHEN:  11:30 AM EVERY FOURTH MONDAY

WHERE: Fezzo’s -6701 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Broussard, LA  70518

SPEAKER: Mike Francis, Chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission and Former President and Founder of Francis Drilling Fluids

COST: $23.00 pay at the door – Please RSVP

AN RSVP TO MIKE WOULD BE APPRECIATED SO A HEAD COUNT CAN BE ESTIMATED.  WALK INS WILL BE WELCOME.  BRING A FRIEND AND HELP RESTART THE OCF LAFAYETTE CHAPTER.

Contact

Mike Francis –  mike.francis@la.gov

Mackey Francis – mackey.francis@acmetruck.com

Apr
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Wed
OCF Tulsa Luncheon @ Albert G's
Apr 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OCF Tulsa Luncheon @ Albert G's | Tulsa | Oklahoma | United States

Meeting the last Wednesday of each month except December.

Time – 11:30am-12:45pm

Where:  Albert G’s located at 421 1st Street downtown Tulsa OK

RSVP to TulsaOCF@gmail.com for information.

See the Tulsa Chapter page for more information.

Apr
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Fri
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA OCF CHAPTER LUNCHEON @ SHANE'S SEAFOOD AND BBQ
Apr 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
NORTHWEST LOUISIANA OCF CHAPTER LUNCHEON @ SHANE'S SEAFOOD AND BBQ | Bossier City | Louisiana | United States

NOTE:  This meeting had to be moved back a week to April 26th.  Hope you can all join us.

NW LOUISIANA OCF CHAPTER LUNCHEON

WHEN:  11:30 am Every 3rd Friday of the Month

WHERE:  SHANE’S SEAFOOD AND BBQ   4726 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111

Speaker: Josh Passon, Partner with Tower Oilfield Services

COST:  $15.00 PAY AT THE DOOR.  PLEASE RSVP HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JAY HARRISON  – JAY@bechemfree.COM

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If you would like to become a part of the leadership team please contact Jay.  There is need for more people to help make the chapter successful.

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