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.”
Supports the ministry of full and part-time hospital, hospice, long-term care, prison, fire, police chaplains, and those in other settings. Institutional chaplains serve in a variety of multi-faith settings.
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.
Assists clergy in the fulfillment of their ministries through workshops, seminars, retreats, and publication of the “Pastors to Pastors” newsletter.
Recognizing that youth and young adults play a vital role in the present life of the Church, the Department trains clergy, parents, and youth ministers in various aspects of ministry with, to, and by young people.