Assembly of Bishops releases study on OCF campus ministries


July 2015

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America recently released a new study reporting onOrthodox Christian Fellowship[OCF], the official collegiate campus ministry program of the Assembly.

The study was undertaken by Mr. Alexei D. Krindatch, the Assembly’s Research Coordinator and author of several other studies exploring various aspects of Orthodox Christianity in North America today.

For the study, student leaders representing 130 OCF chapters across the US were surveyed.

The survey focused on the challenges facing OCF chapters, the needs student leaders face, and the elements necessary in establishing and maintaining successful and vibrant OCF chapters.  The report answers these and other questions from the viewpoints of active student OCF leaders.

OCF plays a critical role in the lives of young Orthodox adults who study at US colleges and universities.  Strong OCF chapters can provide a vital connection for youth to the Orthodox Church and stem the tide of students who leave the Orthodox Faith while in college.

The full report can be accessed here, while previous Assembly reports on various aspects of Orthodox Christianity in America are available here.

In related news, Mr. Krindatch will address participants at the Orthodox Church in America’s 18th All-American Council in Atlanta, GA on Thursday, July 23, 2015.