Open Mission Teams
Empower the Church at home and abroad by working, witnessing, worshipping and making disciples. Minister to the needs of Orthodox communities by: presenting a visible expression of the love, unity, and support; sharing the teachings of the Orthodox Faith and providing labor to communities around the globe; and increasing awareness of the unending mission efforts of the Church.
Current OCMC Mission Team opportunities available are listed below. Click the More button to learn about each Team. Click the Sign-Up button if you are interested in sharing in a journey of faith as an Orthodox Team member. Apply today!
5/23/2016 to 6/10/2016
Earn credit hours and study Orthodox Christian missiology with coursework offered through Missions Institute of Orthodox Christianity with a missions practicum to Albania. Participation is limited to Orthodox seminarians.
6/7/2016 to 6/20/2016
Youth WorkHelp administer summer programs for the Children's Home of Hope in Shen Vlash and the Protagonist School in Tirana. Incorporate religious lessons, Bible studies, discussion, music, sports, crafts and activities while teaching English. Work with OCMC missionaries to Albania.
8/26/2016 to 9/5/2016
TeachingBring your teaching experience to Albania and provide continuing education for teachers and school staff of the Protaganist School. Prepare seminars on curriculum development, classroom management and engaging students. Educators and education specialists are required.
10/25/2016 to 11/5/2016
TeachingPlan and lead spiritual retreats for clergy wives and women leaders in Albania. Share common experiences and the roles of clergy wives and women in the Church, and have time for fellowship, reflection and growth. Clergy wives are encouraged to apply. Witness alongside OCMC missionaries to Albania.
4/8/2016 to 4/17/2016
Healthcare - ReturnedProvide health care and education in northern Guatemala. Minister to the physical needs of individuals at the Fr. Andres Giron Health Clinic in the remote Mayan village of Aguacate. Pediatricians, mid-wives, nurses and medical technicians are needed. Work with OCMC missionaries to Guatemala.
Ms. Demetria K Panopoulos
Mrs. Christine M Broadaway
Mrs. Angeliki (Kiki) Karayannis
6/15/2016 to 6/28/2016
Youth WorkOffer a summer Church school program for two communities outside Nueva Conception in southwest Guatemala. Introduce basic lessons on the Orthodox Church for youth who are eager to learn more about the Faith. Work with OCMC missionaries to Guatemala.
Dcn. Tomas C Hernandez II
8/26/2016 to 9/4/2016
HealthcareProvide health care and education in northern Guatemala. Minister to the physical needs of individuals at the Fr. Andres Giron Health Clinic in the remote Mayan village of Aguacate. Pediatricians, mid-wives, nurses and medical technicians are needed. Work with OCMC missionaries to Guatemala.
5/9/2016 to 5/21/2016
HealthcareAssist with the health care outreach at the Theotokos Orthodox Hospital in Medan, North Sumatera. Provide care and education for patients and continuing education for the Hospital staff. Needed are pediatricians, gynecologists, dentists, nurses and other health care professionals.
Ms. Taxiarhia J Arabatzis
6/28/2016 to 7/11/2016
Teach the Faith at schools operated by the Orthodox Church in Indonesia. Assist with the ongoing mission of planting the seeds of Christianity, teach English to students, and present the Orthodox way of life and spirituality in a nation where Christianity is a minority faith.
6/28/2016 to 7/11/2016
TeachingOffer a family and youth outreach by teaching about the Orthodox understanding of marriage, family life and raising children in Singaraja, Bali. Teach about the Church, social issues, offer English lessons, share life experiences and provide a visible witness of the Orthodox Faith.
Miss Isabelle L Anagnostou
8/10/2016 to 8/22/2016
Youth WorkOffer a camp at the Makarios Children's Home in Nyeri, central Kenya. Share the love of Christ at an Orthodox orphanage which cares for over 150 children. Teach them about the Orthodox faith through lessons, crafts, music and sports, and assist with the daily programs at the Home.
8/20/2016 to 8/30/2016
Youth WorkParticipate in a youth leader retreat in Nandi, Kenya to over one thousand youth for this national event, which will be held in the newly established Diocese of Kisumu and Western Kenya. The Team will focus on youth ministry, challenges facing the youth, catechism and evangelism.
3/26/2016 to 4/2/2016
Teaching - ReturnedOffer youth and adult catechism to educate and encourage the faithful in the to the remote villages of San Esteban and Pisaflores. Teach children basic catechism and craft activities in a Vacation Bible School format, offer adult catechism and attend worship services with the local communities. Spanish-speaking applicants are encouraged to apply.
7/1/2016 to 7/11/2016
Youth WorkParticipate in an annual youth camp in Kwethluk and lead a young adult retreat in Napaskiak. Teach the youth and young adults of the lower Kuskokwim Deanery the Christian approach to withstanding social temptations and a deeper understanding of Orthodoxy.
Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Slanta
7/7/2016 to 7/21/2016
ConstructionBe part of a outreach that will assist in renovating the St. Sophia Church in Bethel. Work with the local commmunity to restore church facilities for the main hub in the region.
Mr. Alexander S Kamilaris
7/20/2016 to 7/30/2016
Youth WorkParticipate in an annual youth camp near Pilot Station. Work with Orthodox clergy and leaders of the Yukon Deanery to teach a deeper understanding of the Orthodox Church and its response to social issues, and help connect the youth to their religious and cultural roots.
7/27/2016 to 8/5/2016
Youth WorkOffer a camp program for children, teenagers and adults in Old Harbor. Help the Three Saints Orthodox community strengthen its youth ministry efforts. Teach the Faith through lessons, discussions, activities, outreach and bring awareness of living as Orthodox in this world.