Reimagining Orthodox Campus Ministry
A plan for campus missionaries
60% of college students never return to the Church after college.
Only 10% of 18 to 29-year olds exhibit deep and lasting faith.
OCF Campus Missionaries
Campus missionaries will be selected, hired, and trained by OCF. They’ll serve students full time, building a bridge between campus and parish life.
What could we achieve?
Strong local ministry will impact the campus and the parish.
Breadth of Student Reach
Full-time, consistent efforts will be able to reach more students.
Depth of Student Experience
Meeting with students more regularly will lead them to a deeper experience of Christ and his Church.
Longevity on Campus
OCF Chapters won’t be subject to yearly flucuations in chapter leadership, leading to ministry that is able to grow.
Healthier Parish Communities
Communities that focus on developing young adults result in healthier parishes. Students will leave college ready to serve and be reintegrated into parish life.
The biggest impact is on individual students! Young adults will develop deep and lasting faith, turning to Christ in every situation, because of the investment made into them by a campus missionary.
Who are these campus missionaries?
Young Lay Persons
Committed to Christ
Trained & Supported
What will the campus missionaries do?
Traditional OCF Chapter leadership, built on OCF’s four pillars: Fellowship, Education, Worship, & Service
Student formation and mentorship efforts via one-on-ones and small groups, based on the individual needs of the students
We’re not calling them campus missionaries without reason. Campus missionaries will be charged with sharing the Gospel and the fullness of the Orthodox faith with the campus community.
Making relationships with the local community and directing students to the sacraments in partnership with local clergy
Fostering healthy group dynamics and chapter longevity
Cultivation of donors, regular program assessment, and continuing education
What is the investment?
- Campus missionaries will be supported so they can be fully-commited to on-campus ministry.
- Student Ministry funding provides the budget for engaging ministry programs and opportunities.
- Provides for both a campus missionary and ministry programming
Support the campus missionary pilot program at Texas A&M.
OCF is building support for the first two years of this campus missionary pilot program. We need your help.