Sharing God's love with our fellow officers and our communities
The men and women of the law enforcement community are a tight-knit group, facing challenges seldom understood by those outside the system. As a result, we share a strong common bond and camaraderie unique to this profession.
Because of this special relationship, we are often provided with opportunities to share our faith with colleagues considered "hard to reach" by others in the Christian community.
One of the ways FCPO chapter members share with their fellow officers is planning events/activities/services that will be attractive to unsaved friends. These events include luncheons with guest speakers, couples banquets, sports activities, weekend retreats, public service projects, and many more activities. A special time is set aside at each event where the gospel is clearly presented and an opportunity given to receive Jesus Christ as personal Savior. Members are trained to give a testimony of their conversion and to lead others to Him.
Those who receive Christ at these events (or who indicate an interest to know more) are encouraged to meet with FCPO members for help in learning how to follow Christ and to become part of a Bible believing church.
And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation."Mark 16:15 ESV
Chapter members also take what they have learned to the streets, sharing God's love in the communities they serve. Whether shooting hoops with a group of inner city kids or visiting and praying with a resident of a low income housing project, an FCPO member can set a Christian example for those in his community in a variety of ways.
Outreach is all about becoming involved in ministry; ministry to our fellow officers and ministry to our communities. As we become engaged in ministry to others, we often find that we ourselves receive the greater blessing by being Christ's ambassadors to a lost and dying world around us.