Our last post explained why we preach through the Bible the way we do at OCF. In this and the next several posts we will consider another OCF “non-negotiable,” namely, our team approach to pastoral ministry. OCF has no senior pastor leading our church for two reasons: BIBLICAL: We believe that shared ministry is God’s ideal for his church. PRAGMATIC: We believe that having a plurality of pastors is healthier for both the leaders and the members of OCF. The first three posts will outline the biblical data. PART ONE [...]
Some years ago, after Brandon passed around the Fall preaching calendar, someone asked, How do you guys decide what to preach on from Sunday to Sunday? The answer to this question affects a lot of what we do at OCF and it has an eternal impact on all of us who consistently worship together on Sundays. So, I thought I’d take a moment to let you in on some of our reasoning along these lines. I will share three “principles we live by” and two “extremes we try to avoid.” These [...]
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