The Department of Missions and Evangelism

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America

JAMES 2:18

Antiochian Mission Trips

Someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” 

Show me your faith without your works, 

and I will show you my faith by my works.

James 2:18

The Dept. of Missions & Evangelism is scouting locations. Our goal in these trips is to provide an opportunity for service and training on how to be a catalyst for change in our communities.



Are you interested in learning how to live a life of service year-round? That's what Fr. Paul Abernathy and his awesome team are offering! On our Pittsburgh 2020 Mission Trips, volunteers will serve in the Hill District of Pittsburgh and be trained on how to be a catalyst for change in their own communities. This mission trip is a combination of service and training.


To learn more about the background of Fr. Paul and his leadership team, please watch Fr. Paul's talk at TEDxPittsburgh.

Here are the details.

  • We only have space for 20 volunteers per session.

  • Sessions 1: Wed, July 1-Tues July 7

  • Session 2: Wed, July 8 - Tues, July 14

  • Volunteers will be working at the Neighborhood Resilience Project, formerly known as FOCUS Pittsburgh.

  • Volunteers will receive training on how to be a Catalyst for Change in their own Community, whether inner city or suburban.

  • Families are encouraged to attend, including children 12 and older.

  • A "trip" is 6 days long: 2 days of travel, 4 workdays. Wednesday is arrival day and Tuesday is departure day.

  • Food, lodging (at Duquesne University), plus Catalyst training, all for $400 per person!

    • If you live in the Pittsburgh area and do not need lodging, your cost is only $275.​

  • If you need financial assistance, we have two fundraising ideas.

    • First, you can open a gofundme account and spread the word with your friends, family, and coworkers.

    • Second, you can order "Sacred Meals" at a special discounted rate and sell them in your parish and at local churches to fundraise the amount needed.

    • If you have any questions, please contact us.

  • Job Opportunities: We will be accepting applications for a Site Manager and also have four college internships available for college students. Applications for Site Manager and internships will be made available in November 2019.

    • Please contact Dn. Adam Roberts at if you are interested in either of these opportunities.​

Registration Instructions:

  1. Fill out the form below for your group.

  2. Pay the $50 deposit per person for your group.

    1. For one person, click on the Deposit button.

    2. For more than one person, use the Donate link at the top or bottom of this page.

  3. Download the PDF and let us know if you have any questions.

  4. If necessary, fundraise the remaining balance. We have ideas and plans to help you raise your funds.

  5.  Email us the name, age, and gender of each person in your group by May 1st.

  6. Pay any remaining balance due for each person by May 1st.

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