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College Ministry

College Ministry
st thomas church
orthodox church austin

College Ministry

We are proud to be situated just a couple of highway miles from UT Austin. In fact, having a parish committed to serving college students was a main reason why our bishop sanctioned our formation. Two students were among our founding members. We have several students active as student members, altar servers, external volunteering coordinators, Sunday school teachers, choir leaders, and campus notables. We have strong connections to groups like the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship. People from all walks of life are welcome, with a special invitation to young adults hailing from our sister parishes throughout the world. Parents and students alike are encouraged to contact our Associate Vicar for any assistance in transitioning to life in Austin.

Importance’s of Collage Ministry

At St.Thomas Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church, Austin, Texas, believes in the importance of college ministry and are proud to offer a variety of ways for students to get involved.

  • Our college ministry is dedicated to providing opportunities for students and young adults to explore their faith and grow closer to God, while also building strong relationships with their peers. We have strong connections to groups like the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and Inter-varsity Christian Fellowship. People from all walks of life are welcome, with a special invitation to young adults hailing from our sister parishes throughout the world. Parents and students alike are encouraged to contact our Associate Vicar for any assistance in transitioning to life in Austin.
  • We help students find their way around campus and connect them with others who share their values, interests, and goals. We also provide a place for students to meet regularly for worship, fellowship, and service opportunities.
  • We have a vibrant college ministry that focuses on relationships, spirituality, and service within the local community. We host weekly prayer services and Bible studies, as well as an annual retreat for students who want to deepen their relationship with Christ.
  • People from all walks of life are welcome, with a special invitation to young adults hailing from our sister parishes throughout the world. Parents and students alike are encouraged to contact our Associate Vicar for any assistance in transitioning to life in Austin.