ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
“Keeping our College Students Connected to the Church”
2011 OCF Chaplain's Conference Underway at Antiochian Village
LIGONIER, PA - FEBRUARY 10, 2011-- The 2011 OCF Chaplains' Conference 2011, the annual gathering of clergy and lay
leaders of local OCF chapters at Antiochian Village concluded today. Nearly two dozen OCF chaplains gathered for the three day conference to discuss the theme Following Christ through Crisis," with the goal of better equipping themselves to help students remain strong in their faith and in the pursuit of their calling in the midst of crises, be they personal or interpersonal, emotional, physical or spiritual.
During the conference, the participants to part in an interactive discussion of the theme, led by keynote speaker, Archimandrite John Abdalah,
a veteran OCF Chaplain at the University of Pittsburgh. Fr. Abdalah has
a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care from Pittsburgh Theological
School and a Certificate in Pastoral Counseling from Pittsburgh Pastoral
Institute. Fr. John is a founder of the Orthodox Pastoral Counseling
Institute in Pittsburgh.
In addition to the keynote presentation, the participants participated in workshops and breakout discussion groups on several practical aspects of campus ministry including: social media and information technology; campus outreach to the poor and suggestions for successful OCF meetings.
The regional OCF chaplains who will be joined tomorrow by the members of the Student Advisory board, remain in sesion until Saturday, to further collaborate and strengthen the regional OCF network, to better assist the local chapters on the front lines of campus ministry.
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Feb 10, 2011 6:33 PM