Join us for these one-hour webinars to learn how you can get involved as a priest, deacon, or lay person in the ministry of OCF.
Addressing Student Mental Health
Tuesday, February 12 @ 7 PM EST
It seems like there is an epidemic of mental health issues on today’s college campuses. What is the cultural and social climate like for students? What resources do they have on campus? And how can we recover and employ the Orthodox approach to the healing of the soul?
Featuring Fr. Patrick Tishel & Christy Buck
Getting Started on Campus
Are you new to campus ministry? Would you like to reach out to the students in your community? Whether you are a clergyman, a lay leader in your parish, a professor, or a concerned parent, join OCF for this one-hour session on how to get started on campus. Learn what you can expect from campus activities offices, ways to find Orthodox students, and the basics of what makes an OCF chapter successful and sustainable.
Featuring Nicole Petrow, 2017-2018 SLB Chairman & Fr. Michael Nasser, former OCF National Chaplain
Building Your Campus Ministry
Does your campus ministry feel stagnant? Do you struggle to maintain a presence from year to year? Do you simply feel like there is more you could be doing? Join OCF for this one-hour session on what you can do as a spiritual, lay, or faculty advisor to take your OCF chapter to the next level. Learn what other chapters are doing, and how you can bring spiritual depth and vibrancy to your campus ministry efforts.
Featuring Fr. Anthony Salzman, OCF Southeast Spiritual Advisor
Mentoring Strong Orthodox Leaders
Do you wish your OCF leaders were stronger? More consistent from year-to-year? More inclined to collaboration? Better communicators? Deeper thinkers? Join OCF for this one-hour session on cultivating young leaders in your OCF chapter. Explore the importance of mentorship in the lives of young people in the Church, and discover how to prepare your OCFers to be leaders in our Church and the world today.
Featuring Ann Bezzerides & Dn. Michael Tishel, Offfice of Vocation & Ministry
Engaging Disconnected Students
Are you noticing students who were part of your parish as teens lose interest in their faith in college? Do you hear concerns from parents and priests that students are losing their way? Are you unsure of how to reach these young people? Join OCF for this one-hour session on how to engage students who arrive on campus under-prepared for the challenges that await them. Learn how to address disinterest, doubt, and disengagement among this generation of college students with Christ’s love and fidelity to His truth.
Featuring Fr. Apostolos Hill, OCF Southwest Spiritual Advisor
Why Don’t They Show Up? Growing a Consistent Student Base in OCF
Are you worried about your high school graduates staying connected to the Church? Are you struggling to get students to OCF events? Are you wondering what you could do differently? Join us for this one-hour webinar for clergy and lay leaders to discuss what you can do to be present and build community on college campuses.
Featuring Fr. Miles Zdinak, OCF National Chaplain & Christina Andresen, OCF Manager of Chapter Relations
How to Talk about Stuff: Developing Engaging Chapter Discussions
Does everyone go silent when you ask a question? Do you feel like students aren’t really listening or aren’t really engaging in the content of OCF meetings? Join us for this webinar to learn the best practices for engaging this generation in deep conversation. Find Fr. Kosmas & Anna’s handout here.
Featuring Fr. Kosmas & Anna Kallis, Metropolis of Chicago
Beyond Birds & Bees: Discussing Sexuality with College Students
Do you sometimes feel ill-equipped to address the difficult subject of sexuality with your OCFers? Join us for this one-hour webinar for clergy and lay leaders featuring Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Philip Mamalakis, to learn how to approach this sometimes difficult subject with your college students.
Featuring Dr. Philip Mamalakis, Professor of Pastoral Care at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology