Orthodox Christian Mission Center’s Blog

June 11, 2008



St. Augustine, FL – Through work, witness, and worship, Orthodox Mission Teams become a visible expression of Christian love, unity, and support. The remaining fifteen 2008 Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) Mission Teams will serve in ten countries around the world. Several of these teams still need volunteers, and you could be the missing team member that Christ will send. Let your love for the Gospel and for others speak and work–share in a journey of faith!

Since 1994, the OCMC has sent Teams to Western Tanzania to encourage the growth of Orthodoxy. The Tanzania Construction Team will help build a church in the newly elevated Metropolis of Mwanza. The Team will also visit, witness to, and encourage surrounding communities within the Metropolis. Dates are July 3 – 25, 2008.

The India Teaching Team will offer catechism and outreach in Kolkata. Orthodox clergy and theologians are needed to preach, teach, baptize, and assist in the evangelical efforts of the Church in Kolkata. This small team will also offer a retreat for the local clergy of the area. This project will take place September 3-25, 2008.

The Alaska Teaching Team to the Kenai Deanery will encourage and offer a living witness to different communities of the Kenai Peninsula, including Cordova, Valdez and Tatitlek. The Team will offer seminars, Vacation Bible Schools, retreats, counseling, evangelism, adult catechism, and bible studies in each of these communities. The dates are October 14 – 29, 2008.

The Kenya Youth Team will join the youth of the Orthodox Church of Kenya to offer an annual youth retreat, which will draw participants from the Nyeri and Kasenge regions. Catechism and Orthodox renewal will take place during this event, which will reflect the transformation and joy that knowing Christ has meant to the youth of that region. The dates are December 28, 2008 – January 10, 2009.

To participate on an OCMC Mission Team, you must be at least 18 years old and be an active member of the Church in good physical health. To apply, send in a completed Mission Team Application with reference form from an Orthodox Priest. OCMC is looking for spiritually mature individuals with good social skills who are motivated to learn and serve!

If you would like to participate on one of these Orthodox Mission Teams in 2008, please contact the OCMC for additional information. Applications are available online at http://www.ocmc.org/teams.php. You can also contact the OCMC by Toll-Free Phone: 1-877-GO-FORTH (1-877-463-6784) or 1-904-829-5132, by e-mail Teams@ocmc.org, or by mail: OCMC • P.O. Box 4319 • St. Augustine, FL 32085-4319.


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