great commissionThe Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Missions & Evangelism Ministry was founded in 1991 by Metropolitan Anthony of blessed memory and a group of lay leaders. It was originally named the Commission for Orthodox Missions & Evangelism, C.O.M.E., and led by founding board president Catherine Lingas.

Guiding Scripture

The Great Commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20

Our Mission

is to Educate, Equip, and Engage clergy and faithful in Evangelism and Missions in the Orthodox Christian Tradition.

Ministry Goals & Funding

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos guides the Ministry Team that includes clergy and lay leaders, including a full-time Director.

The five main parts of our work are to

  1. Study and understand our mission field
  2. Equip existing parishes with resources for evangelism
  3. Offer parish and online workshops specific to Missions & Evangelism
  4. Minister to and equip the six missions in our care
  5. Plant new parishes in growing metropolitan areas

The Missions & Evangelism Ministry’s work is funded primarily by an annual parish-based fundraising campaign called Missions Possible, from parish and individual donations, and from the Sts. Katherine and George Mission Endowment Fund of the Metropolis of San Francisco.