Real Break Now

How To Be The Church in The World

This year, Real Break will be offered as a 15-week virtual course in Teachable on how to be The Church in the World.

Grow community with like-minded students while learning from incredible examples of our faith.

What to expect…

 

Participants will learn from multiple different speakers as they progress through five independent learning modules and two live zoom sessions. 

At the conclusion of the fifteen weeks, participants will have the opportunity to apply for a grant. The grant allows participants to apply the module teachings to real life through a community project.

The modules are paced to be every two weeks. Each topic includes a 15-30 minute video and discussion questions in Discord with other participants. 

 

Module 1: Orthodoxy Is a Life, Not Just A Religion

Learn how our Orthodox faith is part of every aspect of our lives, not just a separate category. 

Topic Leader: Fr. Nicholas Belcher – Hierarchical Assistant to Metropolitan Joseph

Opens February 4

Module 2: How to Have a Hospitable Heart

Explore the question: “What’s the role of hospitality in our lives towards Christ and others?”

Topic Leader: Georgia Mamalakis

Opens February 4

Module 3: Cultivating a Spirit of Service

Gain a deeper understanding of how and why we serve and what this looks like in everyday life. 

Topic Leader: Katrina Bitar – Program Director of Youth Equipped to Serve

Opens February 4

Zoom Q&A Session

A Q&A session in mid-March where you will be able to interact with our incredible speakers from the first three modules.

Module 4: Learning from Ministry Leaders

Discover how three incredible ministries came to exist and more about their work. 

Topic Leaders: Fr. Paul Abernathy – CEO of Neighborhood Resilience ProjectDana Cox – Executive Director of The Tree Houseand Jason Catanese – Executive Director of Camp Catanese

Opens March 29

Module 5: Identifying Your Passion

Identify your own passion and acquire skills for writing your own grant application! 

Topic Leaders: Kyra Limberakis – Director of CrossRoad Summer Institute, Spyridoula Fotinis – Coordinator of Programs & Special Assistant to the Director with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and Billy Tabrizi

Opens March 29

Zoom Grant Workshop

The instructors of Modules 4 & 5 will host a grant workshop to help participants prepare for the grant application deadline of  May 16.

F . A . Q ‘ s

Interested in joining Real Break Now?

What is our goal?

Our goal is to give students the opportunity to experience Orthodoxy in a variety of contexts, learn from those who are living the gospel, and see the Church at work in the world.

What will this program look like?

We’ll start Thursday, February 4 at 8PM EST with a Zoom orientation to connect with other participants and set the tone for the program. You will gain access to Teachable where you will find the following five modules outlined above.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A in mid-March for you to interact with our incredible speakers from the first three modules. In early May, you have the opportunity to join a grant workshop call to work with speakers from the last two modules on your!

All of this will prepare you for the opportunity to apply for a $1000 grant towards a project designed and led by you that benefits your community!

What is the time commitment?

You will have three one hour zoom sessions: orientation in early February, a Q&A with speakers from the first three modules in March, and a grant workshop in early May. Every two weeks, you will have a module consisting of a 15-30 minute video and discussion questions with other participants on our designated Discord server!

How do I sign up?

Registration opens January 11 and closes February 2! Click on this link to sign up. Please email realbreakstudent@ocf.net if you have any questions and/or want to set up a time to talk!

All of this will prepare you for the opportunity to apply for a $1000 grant towards a project designed and led by you that benefits your community!

Can you explain the grant?

You can apply as an individual or with a group of friends for a $1000 grant towards a project designed and led by you that benefits your community during summer 2021! We are here to support you every step of the way.

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