This year, the Summer Leadership Institute will be offered as a six-week virtual leadership training course for Orthodox Christian college students and young adults (ages 18-25).

Learn what it means to be an Orthodox leader in OCF, the Church, and the world.

What you can expect…

Each week, we’ll explore a different leadership topic through readings, short video lectures, interactive sessions, and leadership breakouts. 

Week 1: LEAD BY FOLLOWING: PUTTING DISCIPLESHIP TO JESUS FIRST

Instructor: Christina Andresen

Sunday, June 27 

7:00-8:00 PM EDT: Welcome to Summer Leadership Institute 2021!

8:00 PM-8:20 EDT: Small Compline

8:30 PM EDT: Lecture Video 1 unlocked

Thursday, July 1  

2:00-3:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Monday, July 5

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts 

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Week 2: FACILITATING GREAT DISCUSSIONS

Instructor: Michelle Moujaes

Monday, July 5 

8:00 PM EDT: Lecture Video 2 unlocked

Thursday, July 8 

2:00-3:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, July 11 

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts 

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Week 3: EXAMINING CHRISTIANITY AND RACE IN AMERICA

Instructor: Dn. Jonathan Reavis 

Sunday, July 11 

8:00 PM EDT: Lecture Video 3 unlocked

Thursday, July 15

2:00-3:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, July 18

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Week 4: PAN-ORTHODOXY: GENERATIONS

Instructors: Hibbah Kaileh, Paul Karos, & John Sallas

Sunday, July 18

8:00 PM EDT: Lecture Video 4 unlocked

Thursday, July 22 

2:00-3:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, July 25 

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts 

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Week 5: BE LIKE ST. JOHN'S 'LAD': GIVE - SAVE - LIVE

Instructor: Bill Marianes

Sunday, July 25

8:00 PM EDT: Lecture Video 5 unlocked

Thursday, July 29

2:00-3:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, August 1

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Week 6: AND WHEN YOU PRAY

Instructor: Fr. Panagiotis Boznos

Sunday, August 1

8:00 PM EDT: Lecture Video 5 unlocked

Thursday, August 5

2:00-3:00 PM EDT: Section I*

8:00-9:00 PM EDT: Section II*

Sunday, August 8

7:00-7:40 PM EDT: Leadership Breakouts

7:40-8:00 PM EDT: SLI Graduation

8:00-8:30 PM EDT: Small Compline

*Students will participate in either Section I or Section II

Hear what SLI 2020 participants have to say about their experience!

“It opened my mind to a new way of thinking and to become a leader in life and in the church.”

“It was so incredible- the speakers, the content, the discussion and community were top notch!”

“I feel so fortunate to have been able to participate in SLI virtually. I was still able to meet people, really grow my leadership skills, and gain a deeper understanding of my faith. I hadn’t planned on participating in SLI this summer and I felt very fortunate to have been able to add it to my summer!”

“I learned so much […] I met so many people and became better friends with the people I did know. The break out groups and Sunday small groups were awesome!”

 

“I learned a good deal of valuable information and had the opportunity to meet and speak with wonderful people.”