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Orthodox Mission Teams

Empower the Church at home and abroad by working, witnessing, worshipping and making disciples on an Orthodox Mission Team. Minister to the needs of Orthodox communities around the world by: presenting a visible expression of the love, unity and support; sharing the teachings of the Orthodox Faith and providing labor to communities; and increasing awareness of the unending mission efforts of the Church.

Open Mission Teams

Current Mission Team opportunities are listed below. Click the More button to learn about each Team. Click the Sign-Up button to apply. Share in a journey of faith as an OCMC Orthodox Mission Team member. Apply today!

Albania
3/20/2020 to 3/29/2020
Outreach
Tirana – Connect with young adults from Albania and see the growth and vibrancy that the Church has experienced since the fall of communism. This Team will be a collaborative effort with OCMC and OCF Real Break. Team will be led by Fr. Stephanos Ritsi, OCMC long term missionary. Register at: http://www.ocf.net/events/real-break-albania/
5/18/2020 to 5/29/2020
Outreach
Tirana – Earn credit hours by studying missiology through the Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity. Team will be led by Fr. Luke Veronis, Director of the Missions Institute and Adjunct Instructor at both Holy Cross and Hellenic College. Team is limited to Orthodox seminarians. Practicum will be held in the mission field of Albania.
6/9/2020 to 6/25/2020
Youth Work
Tirana – Contribute to two amazing ministries in Albania: an English language camp for 150 students from the Orthodox Protaganist School and an VCS program at the Home of Hope. These ministries will expose you to the vibrant ministries of a Church in a nation that is predominantly Muslim. Team will be led by Pamela Barksdale OCMC missionary. *
8/11/2020 to 8/22/2020
Teaching
Korca – Assist with a catechist training program and help with renovation work at St John the Baptist Monastery in Voskopoje. Catechists from five different metropolises will come together for learning, fellowship, spiritual growth and repairing the retreat center. Team will be led by OCMC missionary Pamela Barksdale
 
Colombia
6/17/2020 to 6/26/2020
Teaching
Cerete – Offer the teaching of the Orthodox faith in Cerete and Cartagena in northern Colombia. Help foster a deeper understanding of Orthodoxy for the children, youth and adults of these newly established communities. The White Gold Capital awaits you!
 
Ghana
7/27/2020 to 8/7/2020
Teaching
Accra – Be a part of an annual Clergy retreat in the Archdiocese of Accra and all Ghana and be part of bringing the example of a self-sufficient Church to the clergy and faithful of the region. Enjoy a time of teaching, fellowship and spiritual growth. Clergy needed.
8/4/2020 to 8/18/2020
Youth Work
Larteh – Are you interested in helping the young people of Ghana navigate the challenges of living as an Orthodox Christian in an increasingly challenging society? Participate in a camp that will provide important teaching and lasting fellowship for both counselors and campers.
 
Guatemala
11/8/2019 to 11/17/2019
Healthcare - Returned
Aguacate – Provide health care and education in Aguacate, a predominately Mayan region of northern Guatemala. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic. Team will be led by OCMC long term missionaries.

Miss Jessica Cooper
Dr. Olympia Tachopoulou
Dr. Henry Van Zanten
Fr. John Manuel
Mrs. Karen Manuel
Ms. Elaine Gavaras
Ms. Rachel Montany
Susan Blandina Jones
Joshua Peterson
Dr. Solomuna Habtu
3/10/2020 to 3/17/2020
Healthcare
Aguacate – The mountainous area of northern Guatemala is home to a growing Orthodox Church. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider in Aguacate at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic. Team will be led by OCMC long term missionaries.
6/17/2020 to 6/30/2020
Teaching
Nueva Conception – Offer youth and adult catechism, experience worship services, and encourage the faithful in Guatemala where people desire to learn and deepen their faith. The Team will work with OCMC missionaries to Guatemala.
11/6/2020 to 11/15/2020
Healthcare
Aguacate – The mountainous area of northern Guatemala is home to a growing Orthodox Church. Show the love of Christ by sharing your talents as a health care provider in Aguacate at the Fr. Andres Giron Clinic. Team will be led by OCMC long term missionaries.
 
Indonesia
6/22/2020 to 7/4/2020
Teaching
Bali – Assist the Orthodox Church in Indonesia by being part of a youth and family-focused ministry in Singaraja. Teach about the Orthodox Christian understanding of spirituality, prayer, family life, fellowship, and offer a vibrant witness of Christ.
 
Kenya
11/4/2019 to 11/13/2019
Teaching - Returned
Nyeri – Be a part of renewing and encouraging the clergy wives in the Diocese of Nyeri and Mount Kenya through being a part of a retreat that focuses on family and the role of the clergy wife in the home and in the parish.

Mrs. Shelley J Finkler
Kh Christine Rogers
Kh Anastasia Howell
12/8/2019 to 12/17/2019
Youth Work
Kisumu - Contribute to youth ministry efforts of the Diocese of Kisumu and West Kenya at a conference for youth leaders and young adults. Individuals with experience teaching and youth work are encouraged to apply.

Mr. Danesh Kateli
Fr. John Chagnon
Mat. Wendy Cwiklinski
Mr. Thomas C Rudquist
12/8/2019 to 12/17/2019
Youth Work
Nyeri - Contribute to youth ministry efforts of the Diocese of Nyeri and Mount Kenya at a conference for youth leaders and young adults. Individuals with experience teaching and youth work are encouraged to apply.

Mr. Clifford Moody
Fr. James Retelas
Jennifer Christensen
Mr. Nicholas Pasco
Miss Katianna Parisis
Fr. Peter Sotiras
6/19/2020 to 6/29/2020
Youth Work
Nyeri – Touch the lives of orphaned children by leading a camp program for 130 children at the St. Mark Primary School in Meru, located in the Diocese of Nyeri and Mt. Kenya. This Team will bring joy and hope to the children, by offering a fun-filled faith-based camp. This Team is reserved for the community of St. George Cathedral in Wichita, KS.

Elizabeth Buerge
Charlotte Buerge
Stacy Ash
Ash Matthew
Carol Farrow
Kurt Sherry
Sandy Sipp
Moriah Murphy
Wyatt Sipp
Sophia Sipp
8/8/2020 to 8/17/2020
Teaching
Kisumu – Be a part of a vibrant women's ministry in the Diocese of Kisumu and West Kenya. This Diocese retreat brings women from different tribes and regions together for learning, fellowship and spiritual growth.
12/6/2020 to 12/15/2020
Youth Work
Kisumu – Contribute to youth ministry efforts of the Diocese of Kisumu and West Kenya at a conference for youth leaders and young adults, helping the Church prepare its future leaders. Individuals with experience teaching and youth work are encouraged to apply.
 
United States
7/22/2020 to 7/31/2020
Youth Work
Pilot Station – Prepare lessons for over 55 youth from surrounding villages who will come together at an annual wilderness camp near Pilot Station. Local leaders will teach the youth about their Yup'ik traditions, but lessons on living as an Orthodox in this world and social media are still needed. Team will be hosted by Fr. Stephen Heckman.
8/6/2020 to 8/17/2020
Youth Work
Newhalen – Help the community of Holy Transfiguration strengthen its youth ministry efforts by assisting at the annual St. Juvenaly Youth Camp which has made a difference in the lives of the youth from the Iliamna Lake region since 1984. Work side by side with community elders to set up the camp and prepare lessons. Team will be hosted by Fr. David Askoak.
 
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Prayer for Missions

God of truth and love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Hear our prayer for those who do not know You. That they may come to a saving knowledge of the truth, and that Your Name may be praised among all peoples of the world. Sustain, inspire, and enlighten Your servants who bring them the Gospel. Bring fresh vigor to wavering faith; sustain our faith when it is still fragile. Continually renew missionary zeal in ourselves and in the Church, and raise up new missionaries who will follow You to the ends of the world. Make us witnesses to Your goodness full of love, full of strength, and full of faith for Your glory and the salvation of the entire world. Through the prayers of all the missionary saints, Have mercy on us and save us. Amen.
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