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.
Virtual – Offer the teaching of the faith to youth who reside at the Home of Hope in the hills above Durres, Albania through a Virtual Team experience. Help foster a deeper understanding of the Creation story and help them learn apply our faith to their daily lives.
Dates: March 5 – 8 and 14th, 2021
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.
VIRTUAL - Offer the teaching of the Orthodox faith in Cerete and Cartagena in northern Colombia through a Virtual Team. Help foster a deeper understanding of Orthodoxy for the children, youth and adults of these newly established communities. The White Gold Capital awaits you!
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.
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.
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.
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 and education in Guatemala.
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.
Virtual - A small group of Youth leaders from parishes throughout the Diocese of Nyeri and Mount Kenya will gather to learn more about how the Church is a source of strength and help during these challenging times. This Virtual Team will focus on Training Youth Leaders to further build up the youth in Kenya.
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.
Virtual - Be part of the first Virtual Team to Nigeria which will reach the women of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary parish in Nanka, Anambra State. This event will take place during a Celebration of Orthodox Women which happens every year during the feast of the Annunciation.
Virtual - This Team will connect Youth leaders from parishes throughout the Metropolis of Nigeria to Team Members where they will be able to learn more about the importance and value of the Orthodox faith. This Virtual Team has been requested by the Metropolis of Nigeria to Train the Trainers and further build up the youth!
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.
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.
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.