We are a unified group of Christ-centered LEO and Chaplains striving together in order to minister to all those who wear the badge. We stand firm in the truth that our identity in the badge serves our identity in Christ.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To provide repeated opportunities for all Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) to hear about the identity that can be found through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
- The Bible is the inspired, infallible, and the only authoritative Word of God.
- There is only one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity.
- Jesus Christ is God and He is eternal. He was supernaturally conceived through the Holy Spirit and born through Mary, who was a virgin. He lived a sinless life, He was crucified on a cross, and resurrected in bodily form. Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father where He exists as our mediator and advocate.
- Jesus lived a sinless life but was crucified, as our substitute, according to God’s plan of redemption, and that all who believe in him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
- Sin has corrupted human nature and our relationship with God has been broken. As a result, all humans are unable to please God or dwell in His Holiness. Passive or willful rejection of Jesus results in eternal death and separation from God. Everyone is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
- Salvation is a result of God’s free grace and cannot be received through acts of goodness, human works, or religious ceremonies. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for salvation and are thereby justified in His sight.
- The Holy Spirit convicts of sin, effects the new birth, gives guidance in life, empowers for service, and enables perseverance in faith and holiness.
- The Church, The Spiritual Body of Christ, is composed of all people, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.
OpOverwatch was founded in 2019 with the vision of providing all LEO with the opportunity to hear about a new identity in Jesus Christ that is greater and more fulfilling than an identity that is built on the badge. In March of 2019, an initial vision casting took place, attended by approximately 75 church and LEO representatives. Soon after, an OpOverwatch communication platform was developed on WhatsApp in order for all participants in OpOverwatch to communicate with one another. This platform was used for informative purposes, as well as the edifying and exhorting of one another, along with the exalting of Jesus.
In less than one year, more than 100 chaplains and LEOs joined the OpOverwatch communication platform. Since this time, OpOverwatch has organized multiple fellowship events and is in the process of planning and leading a LEO Identity Conference, supported by Word of Life Lodge (Word of Life Ministries). OpOverwatch hosts a Bible Study every other week, in order to draw near to The Lord, and to equip us for for the mission. OpOverwatch functions under the belief that our identities in the badge serve our greater identity in Jesus Christ. We operate under four pillars to achieve our mission. Those pillars are Edification, Benevolence, Outreach, and Training.