Boot Camp

It can’t be done in a parish setting.
It can’t be done in a day.
And no, it can’t be filmed on video.


Boot Camp is a means to equip new missions and established parishes alike for the work of ministry and growth of the Church. Originally pioneered by the Church Growth Multiplication Training Center in Boulder, Colorado, the Orthodox Church in America Boot Camp is fully contextualized for implementation in an Orthodox setting.

Boot Camp is a process, taking three days to complete. Teams, headed by parish clergy, learn from each other and strategize and plan together, while being coached by specially trained leaders of the OCA. Because of the nature of the group workshops, Boot Camp can not be done in a parish setting.

Following Boot Camp, coaches are assigned to each parish to follow-up on the progress of each team and to help parishioners and clergy “keep the ball rolling.”


You! Sometimes even the most dedicated clergy and laity can be the number one obstacles to growth in their parishes. During an intensive three-day program, Boot Camp participants learn how to cast a vision and determine parish values that will allow dedicated members of their parishes to participate in the ministry work of God’s Kingdom.


Contact Archpriest John M. Reeves, Evangelization Implementation Team Leader, at