CHICAGO, IL [OCA Communications] --
The Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry hosted a
workshop entitled “New Media in Orthodox Student Ministry” at the
Chancery offices of the Diocese of the Midwest in Chicago from August
4th- August 7th. The goal of the workshop was to bring students working
on the OCF podcast together with youth workers and professionals in the
radio and online media fields. Participants included Mr. Steven
Edwards, Program Director for Chicago Public Radio, Mr. John Maddex,
CEO of Conciliar Media Ministries and founder of Ancient Faith Radio,
Mr. Mickey Hodges, OCF Board Member and marketing professional, Mr.
Jonathan Bush, OCF Podcast Coordinator and Student Advisory Board
Member, Mr.John Diamantis, President of the OCF alumni group at Penn
State, Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak, and Mr. Andrew Boyd, both of the
OCA Youth Department.
the course of three days, the group developed and articulated a vision
for the podcast, discussed how the program fits into the broader vision
of OCF’s student outreach and ministry, and planned the programming for
the coming school year. The group was also able to view old issues of
OCF’s “Concern” magazine from the 1960’s and ‘70’s, seeing it as a
benchmark for the quality they want in the podcast. Mr. Bush said,
“"The participants came together for the purpose of making the OCF
Podcast a better resource, not just for the immediate future, but that
it may become an example as the Orthodox Church transitions into a
world where new media and social networking are fast becoming vital
avenues for student ministry."
episodes will be available each month, along with recorded OCF events,
retreats, and functions. To listen to past episodes, or to subscribe to
the podcast, please visit: http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/ocf.
The OCF podcast is a free ministry of the Orthodox Christian
Fellowship, the Official Campus Ministry effort of SCOBA. For more
information please email Jonathan Bush or Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak.
The youth department thanks His Eminence, Archbishop Job, for hosting the OCF workshop at the diocesan chancery.
OCF is the official pan-Orthodox campus ministry effort
of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas
[SCOBA]. The Orthodox Church in America's Department of Youth, Young
Adult, and Campus Ministry cooperates closely with OCF.
Click here to view a photo gallery of the workshop.
Aug 19, 2009 3:59 PM