The Orthodox Christian parishes of North Central Texas are represented in this joint ministry to provide a witness to the Orthodox Christian faith. Both clergy and laity from many jurisdictions worship and work together to support local, national and international Orthodox Christian mission efforts.
Want to be involved in Orthodox Missions in North Texas? You can! It’s easy!
NTOM meets regularly, with meeting locations alternating between participating parish locations around the Metroplex.
To get involved and learn more about our ministry and how you can help out, simply fill out our contact form and we will be in touch with you shortly!
NTOM is involved in several local and international outreach programs,
- Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) www.ocmc.org
- International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) www.iocc.org
NTOM supports various benevolence efforts, including the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC)
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center is the mission and evangelism agency of the Standing Conference of Canonical
Orthodox Bishops in America. The vision of the OCMC is to encourage, support and facilitate the establishment and
development of self-supporting Orthodox Christian communities worldwide.
- Support a Mission Priest
- Mission Student Scholarships
- Agape Canister Development Projects
- Home Missions
- Mission Teams
Also, if the focus is humanitarian relief, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) provides assistance around the world.
110 West Road, Suite 360
Baltimore, Maryland 21204
(410) 243-9820, fax (410)243-9824
Around the World
Orthodox missions are taking place around the world:
Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Puerto Rico
Korea, India, Indonesia, Philippines
The Orthodox church has not made it a practice to proselytize or convert those who are already Christian. Even with
this provision, there is still much to be done in our city, country and around the world. The fact is, being Orthodox means being a missionary.Archbishop Anastasios, Primate of the Church in Albania, says “Mission is an inner necessity for the faithful and for the Orthodox Church. If they refuse it, they deny their true nature as Christians.” He also said: “As unthinkable as it is to have a church without liturgical life, it would be more unthinkable to have a church without missionary life.”
Jesus spoke to His disciples just before He ascended into Heaven. His last statement on earth was a command: to
make disciples of all nations. This was not limited to the apostles; it applies to all followers of Christ. For Orthodox Christians, the Great Commission is given to us at our baptism. And also as Orthodox, we have a history of missionary activity that goes back to the time of the apostles. If we are Christians in fact and not in name only, each one of us has
much to do!
We start after our own conversion, which occurs through prayer, scripture reading and spiritual guidance. The grace of the Holy Spirit leads us to use our gifts: abilities, talents, finances. A good measure of our personal commitment to Christ is our practice of stewardship. We are told by Malachi the prophet not to steal from God by withholding from Him; He gave all we have to us.
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) has been in existence since 1985. It is the overseas missionsdepartment of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA). There are many opportunities for evangelism around the world, to become involved in the fantastic work God is already doing. Find out what has been done. Find out what you can do!
Help the North Texas Pan
- Help the North Texas Pan Orthodox Mission Committee
- Join an OCMC sponsored mission team. Travel to Africa, Asia or Eastern Europe.
- Support the Agape Canister program, which places plastic coin containers in businesses around the country. In 1999 $109,000 was raised to help fund anti poverty projects around the world.
- Participate in the Support A Mission Priest program (SAMP). Indigenous African and Asian Orthodox priests are given a small monthly stipend to help them with their work. The monthly cost is $50.
- Positions are open for full time missionaries around the world.
Donate to OCMC
P.O. Box 4319
St. Augustine, FL 32085-4319