OCF offers college students rich community in Christ, inspiring a lifelong love of God & neighbor.
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An Invitation to Thrive
In the midst of the challenges and pressures of university life, Orthodox Christian Fellowship provides a haven where students find rich community and discover the potential of a life in Christ. Through over 250 chapters nationwide, national ministry programs including College Conference and Real Break, and transformative virtual programs, OCF empowers students to flourish spiritually, intellectually, and personally. It’s an opportunity to deepen their relationship with God, nurture a life-long love for their neighbors, and develop authentic connections with fellow students who share a common faith. With OCF, college becomes a time to not just survive, but to truly thrive, embracing a life of purpose, joy, and steadfast faith in Christ.
What We Do
serve as a student’s primary touchpoint of OCF, cultivating a campus community of worship, witness, service, fellowship and education.
participated in Day of Prayer 2023, praying continuously for 24 hours on the first day of Great Lent.
were equipped to lead at Summer Leadership Institute 2022.
attended College Conference 2022, across our two Midwest & East locations.
traveled as part of an OCF Real Break, an opportunity to engage the Orthodox faith through trips of pilgrimage and service.
joined Spiritual Wake-Up 2023, a Lenten program featuring daily inspirational text messages.
attended an OCF regional retreat during the 2022-23 academic year.
joined OCF’s Orthodox Awareness Month Liturgics Panel, exploring various ancient liturgical rites.
Reimagining Orthodox Campus Ministry
Last fall (2022), we reached a new and exciting milestone in our organization’s history with the launch of our Campus Missionary Initiative, which hires, trains, and assigns full-time staff to college campuses. These campus-based professionals will oversee regular scripture studies, student mentorship, fellowship & service programs, and campus outreach━all designed to keep students more richly connected to Christ.
Texas A&M University was selected as our pilot location. In just a few months, the group size doubled and has attracted 14 catechumens and inquirers. To build on this success, we are actively pursuing a second campus location for fall 2023 and intend to scale the program to dozens of campuses over the next several years.
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