Orthodox Mission Teams

Orthodox Mission Teams

MAKING DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS

As the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation unfolds, OCMC is committed to protecting the health of our mission Team members, together with continuing our vital service to share the love of Christ throughout the world. Click here or contact us for additional information.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live, serve, and worship alongside Orthodox Christians from another country? Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Orthodox Mission Teams have helped thousands of Faithful just like you to teach, minister to youth, build schools and churches, offer healthcare and more. Teams last about two weeks and are sent throughout the year. Prayerfully consider joining one of the current open OCMC Mission Teams.

OCMC team member provides healthcare in Guatemala
OCMC mission team members building a church

Mission Teams

Albania

Home of Hope Youth
Youth Work

Shen Vlash – Thousands of individuals have visited the Children’s Home of Hope and been renewed by the peace and joy that they find.  Overlooking the countryside, nestled in between a monastery, seminary and women’s convent, this is a place of spiritual pilgrimage.  Be part of hosting a camp for the youth who call the Home of Hope their home.  Team will be led by Pamela Barksdale, OCMC missionary. 

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Shen Vlash
Team Cost
$1255.00
Albania Teaching Ministry
Teaching

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.

 

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Korce
Team Cost
$1220.00

Colombia

Colombia Teaching Team
Teaching

VIRTUAL  Four Virtual Teams have had the opportunity to touch the community in Cerete with lessons.   Now you can apply for the fifth Virtual Team and build on that foundation by offering lessons on Byzantine chanting.  Spanish speakers are needed. 

Dates
Serving Cities
Cerete
Team Cost
$60.00
Colombia Virtual Teaching Team
Teaching

VIRTUAL  Several Virtual Teams have had the opportunity to touch the community in Cerete with lessons.  Now you can apply for the sixth Virtual Team and build on that foundation by offering lessons on Orthodox Iconography.  Spanish speakers are needed. 

Dates
Serving Cities
Cerete
Team Cost
$60.00

Ghana

Ghana Teaching Ministry
Teaching

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.

EXACT DATES TO BE DETERMINED

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Accra
Team Cost
$1270.00
Ghana Youth Ministry
Youth Work

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.

EXACT DATES TO BE DETERMINED

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Larteh
Team Cost
$1620.00

Guatemala

Guatemala Healthcare Ministry
Healthcare

Encounter things that cannot be explained but can only be experienced. Provide health care and education in the remote Mayan village of Aguacate in northern Guatemala. Work with OCMC missionaries to provide health care in Guatemala.

EXACT DATES TO BE DETERMINED

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Aguacate
Team Cost
$1460.00

Indonesia

Indonesia Teaching Ministry
Teaching

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.

EXACT DATES TO BE DETERMINED

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Bali
Team Cost
$1370.00

Kenya

Kenyan Youth
Teaching

VIRTUAL  Participate in after-school English language tutoring to primary school students at the St. Clement of Alexandria School in Nairobi.  Virtual Team Members will offer lessons to cultivate an appreciation for education and to equip the youth with English Language skills.  Educators, and those with experience working with youth, can make a difference in the lives of the 6-10 year old students in this after-school program.  Note:  tutoring sessions are 30 minutes each.  

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays (30 min sessions) between November 22 and December 13, 2021 

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Nairobi
Team Cost
$60.00
Kenya Woman
Teaching

VIRTUAL Connect with clergy wives from the Orthodox Diocese of Kisumu & Western Kenya and offer a deeper understanding of how they can establish a project which will help the women support themselves.  This Team has been invited by His Grace Marcos, Bishop of Kisumu, and the president of the Diocesan Papadhias group, to bring women together for learning and fellowship.  Individuals (men and women) with experience in lending circles, nonprofits, or revolving loans can contribute towards this effort.    

Dates
Serving Cities
Kisumu
Team Cost
$60.00
Kenya Youth Ministry
Youth Work

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.

EXACT DATES TO BE DETERMINED

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Nyeri
Team Cost
$1415.00

United States

Alaska Youth Work
Youth Work

Help the Protection of the Theotokos Church in Akhiok, Alaska strengthen its youth ministry efforts by planning and leading a camp program for youth. This Team has been asked to teach the Faith through lessons, discussions, sports and craft activities.

EXACT DATES TO BE DETERMINED

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Akhiok
Team Cost
$1235.00
Alaska Youth Work
Youth Work

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.

EXACT DATES TO BE DETERMINED

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Pilot Station
Team Cost
$1165.00
Alaska Youth Work
Youth Work

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.

EXACT DATES TO BE DETERMINED

Dates
-
Serving Cities
Newhalen
Team Cost
$1165.00

Upcoming Teams - Details Coming Soon!

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For more information, email Teams@ocmc.org