Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Trek4Missions?
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center’s Trek4Missions is our nation-wide event to raise awareness and funds for Orthodox missions. The support will help our efforts to train, recruit, and send missionaries into the world. This is the inaugural year for our newest annual fundraiser. It has been set up as a virtual and interactive event.
Q: When is the Trek4Missions?
The event begins on Sunday, August 6, on the feast of Transfiguration, and concludes during the afterfeast of the Elevation of the Life-Giving Cross (September 14th) with the last day to submit final miles on Sunday, September 17.
Q: Can anyone participate?
Yes! Young or old. Fast or slow. If you are a walker, runner, swimmer, cyclist, or like to stay active, you can participate. We encourage all ages and ability levels.
Q: How can my business sponsor the Trek?
Please see our sponsorship opportunities for more information. Go to Sponsor Page
Q: Do I have to register to participate?
Yes, we want to know that you are trekking for missions with us. Every participant is to fill out a waiver and create their fund raising page.
Q: Is there a registration fee?
There are no registration fees to participate in the Trek4Missions. We encourage participants to make a small donation to help jump start their fundraising.
Q: How do I register?
Q: Can I register a family member?
Yes, you can register family members by clicking "Add Family Member" button during registrations.
Q: How do I form a team?
Forming a Trek Team is easy! First receive a blessing from your parish priest if you are creating one for your parish. Click “Start a Team.” You will automatically become the team captain for your team. Setup a team password. Then, ask friends, family, and fellow parishioners to join your team and help support OCMC to send out missionaries into the world. Make sure you share the password! If you are a parish team, include the name of the parish and city/state.
E.g. St. Mark Orthodox Church - Jacksonville, FL
Q: How many people should be on my team?
We recommend teams of at least 10 people, however, there is no required number. Tell your friends, family, and fellow parishioners why you are trekking for missions and ask them to join! You will have your team in no time!
Q: What responsibilities does a team captain have?
Trek Team Captains are the foundation of the Trek4Missions. As a team captain, you will engage your parish, recruit your team, help them fundraise, keep them motivated, and have fun participating in Christ’s Great Commission. To help lead your team to success, you will have access to the team’s Fundraising profile, along with numerous tools to assist along the way. We ask that Team Captains submit a Trek4Missions Track log summarizing their team’s activity each week. Please see Team Captain for Weekly Log or CLICK HERE. Submit your logs to email@example.com each week.
Q: Can I update my Team Page after registration?
Yes, a Team Captain can update their page at any time. Log in the Participant Center and click My Team Tab found half way down the page. You can edit your Team Name, URL setting, page content, edit your goal, and more.
Fundraising & Hitting Your Miles
We are currently developing a new and easier way for our participants to log their miles and stay connected with their fundraising pages. Please stay tuned for new information in early July.