The purpose of the Kronstadt House program is spiritual education, development, and formation.
Some of the things you’ll learn with us:
GM Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy
Residents at the Kronstadt House will be enrolled in the online course work as a cohort at the GM Euphemia Academy. Residents will study Holy Scripture, Patrology, Canon Law, Dogmatic Theology, Comparative Theology, Bioethics, Orthodox Liturgics, and more. Future ordinands will attend several months of extra study and liturgical formation.
Mental Health First Aid
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Far from being practice in ‘public speaking’ the Toastmasters International program is one of the best leadership training programs in existence; an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills, help others with pathways that help you learn communication and leadership skills. It gives the opportunity to build up to 300 unique competencies and real-world, transferable skills. Content available in Arabic, English.
Permaculture is “the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.” Residents of the Kronstadt House will have the opportunity to study Permaculture principles under a Certified instructor, so that they may receive the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), the recognized standard in Permaculture education.
At the end of one year at the St. John of Kronstadt House, full-scale participants will:
- Earn the St. John of Kronstadt House Certificate
- Have read through the Scriptures and have a conversational understanding of the Orthodox interpretation of the Bible.
- Be confident in their knowledge of Orthodox theology and be able to explain it to others.
- Have a greater understanding of themselves, their vocation, their calling, and their career path.
- Have a deep understanding of the life of a healthy parish as a whole.
- Have experiential knowledge of the full life of the Orthodox faith, through fasting, prayers, and spiritual discipline.
- Have a plan for implementing their experiences in the St John house, in their life, the Church, and the world.
At the end of two years at the St. John of Kronstadt House, full-scale participants will:
- Earn the Diploma in Orthodox Theology from the GreatMartyr Euphemia Orthodox Theological Academy.
- Have a resume-worthy experience in ministry, by implementing new ministries, directing existing ministries, or directly assisting ministry heads.
- Have a full understanding of the Liturgical life of the Church.
- Understand the legal and experiential processes of establishing new non-profits, or ministries—along with grant writing and fundraising.
- Be equipped with the knowledge of how to start a mission parish or grow an existing one into a dynamic, multi-faceted, parish community.