Support for the educational ministries of the clergy, Church school teachers, families, and others engaged in faith formation on every age level is the focus of the Department of Christian Education.
The Orthodox Church in America’s departments provide a wealth of ministry resources. In an effort to expand the Church’s efforts in essential areas of Church life, the departments produce appropriate materials, offer a wide variety of seminars and workshops, and serve as a clearing house for the implementation of new ministries and the expansion of those already in existence.
Promotes the involvement of clergy and laity in caring for the needs of others according to the Gospel teachings and Tradition of the Church. Resources for ministry programs by and for people of all ages.
Creates and delivers continuing education offerings and materials, promotes collegial clergy and lay leader experiences, and administers the Continuing Clergy Development program.
Focuses its attention on studying and acting upon the Great Commission of Our Lord to “teach all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”
Serves as an advisory body to the Metropolitan and the Holy Synod of Bishops in matters concerning liturgical translations and music, liturgics, and other matters affecting the liturgical life of the Church.
Supports clergy as they fulfill their vocation of service by offering resources that promote personal, spiritual, and educational growth and health.
A church-wide ministry providing a variety of worship, fellowship, educational and service opportunities to engage youth, young adults, and college students in the life of our Church.