Support OCF

We want to make sure that every student is given the opportunity to be a part of OCF and stays strong in their Orthodox faith during college. This isn’t possible without the help of so many. If you are looking for a way to help our young college students not only stay connected, but deepen their faith during their years in post-secondary education, look at the different ways listed below. Connect Your StudentsBecome a Donor

Connect

Connect Your College Students

Research has shown that many college students form the habits and social groups that they will maintain for the entirety of their college career in the first six weeks of their freshman year. Thus, OCF knows it is critical to personally contact every first-year Orthodox college student so that they know that an Orthodox family awaits them on campus during these crucial and formative weeks. Through OCF’s First Forty Days Initiative, our local OCF student leaders, spiritual advisors, and lay coordinators introduce themselves to all new incoming students, making sure that they know about Orthodoxy on campus and nearby Orthodox parishes. It is our hope that through this personal connection, our young college students will not only stay connected but deepen their faith during their years in post-secondary education and graduate to be faithful stewards of parishes across the continent.

By submitting your incoming freshmen’s information by July 15th, you ensure that your students will receive the full benefits of the First Forty Days Initiative.

Questions or comments? Contact us at firstfortydays@ocf.net.

Donate

Become a Donor

Help us continue to spread Christ’s light at the 270+ campuses where OCF has a presence. Bring together students at district and regional retreats, help us develop spiritual resources for college students. By becoming a donor, your contribution will support Orthodox campus ministry across North America.

Parish Liaison

Become a Parish Liaison

The goal of the OCF Parish Liaison program is to help OCF find a home in the parishes–and for our young adults to find a home in OCF. OCF Parish Liaisons at each parish will be contacted on a regular basis with ways that they can bring OCF events to the young adults in their community. For example, we will be sending Parish Liaisons information about our National Programs as well as updates as to what is happening on campuses near you.

One of the most important tasks will be the assistance of the OCF Parish Liaisons in gathering information for our First 40 Days Initiative. The First 40 Days Initiative aims to identify and contact every first-year Orthodox student within the first 40 days of college to introduce them to OCF. It is our hope that the Parish Liaisons will help us collect the name, contact information, and school of the graduating high school seniors at their parish.

The Parish Liaison will serve as the voice of OCF at important parish meetings, can keep the community up-to-date with the needs and news of OCF, and can encourage Parish Partnerships.

Interested? Register below or email us with questions at info@ocf.net.

 

REal Break

Sponsor a Real Break Team

Thank you for helping our students learn, grow, and serve on Real Break. Please make sure to correctly enter the name of the student you are sponsoring.

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Help OCF by Shopping

 

You don’t need to donate your time or money to support OCF. You can support OCF just by shopping! By subscribing to Amazon Smile, Amazon donates a percentage of each purchase you make to our ministry..

 

Advisor Resources

Become an OCF Chapter Advisor

The OCF ministry is important for keeping our young people in college close to the church. This is why OCF has put together a collection of resources for chapter advisors that address things from building the misnitry to how to engage with college studetns.