OAFC Events: Please sign up for our upcoming weekend by Mar. 5th, so we can make plans.
Join us so we can spread the Good News of Jesus and helps make the Central Illinois Area grow. If you have any questions about the weekend or upcoming weekends please contact Jamie Louderback
Here is an updated list of the 2012 weekends, so that you can make plans.
March 16-18, Christ, Peoria, IL
March 11-18,(Spring Break team – talk to Jamie)
April 20-22 Redeemer, Peru-Mission Group
May 18-20 Concordia, Geneseo, IL
June 29-July 1, Faith, Monticello, IL
Jul. 12-18, Summer Training, Good Shepherd,
July 18-27, 10 day travel team
September 21-23 Good Shepherd, Sherman, IL
December New Year’s TBA
Ongoing Ambassadors For Christ (OAFC) is a national organization making itself available to serve LCMS congregations as they train youth & adults to better share their faith in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, the only way to heaven!
Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ (OAFC) began in 1970 in Brownsdale, MN under the leadership of Pastor Fred Darkow. It quickly spread to many congregations and became a Recognized Service organization of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in 1980. OAFC has impacted thousands of youth and brought the saving Gospel to thousands of homes.
Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ is a nation-wide ministry within the LCMS that helps equip youth and adults for evangelism witnessing. We do this through Outreach Weekends hosted at local churches. Our 3-fold purpose is easily remembered using the acronym W.I.T.
W–Witness to all about the certainty of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
I–Invite the unchurched to the congregations we serve.
T–Train other youth and adults to confidently share their faith.
It is the message and the messengers. The message is the good news about Jesus, Who died and rose again that we might receive forgiveness for all our sin. OAFC trains all people, young and old (in OAFC mostly young) how to share this message with others. In a very simple, but deliberate way we proceed to tell people all have sinned and that Jesus died on the cross for their sins. One of the witnessing methods that we all memorize is John 3:16 in a very special way which gave Pastor Ruhlig and each of us assurance: “For God so loved you that He gave his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to suffer, die, and rise in victory for you, so that if you believe in Jesus as your Savior from sin, you shall not perish, but you shall have everlasting life.”
For more information, please contact the church or http://www.oafc.org