The venerable and biblical practice of conveying truth through storytelling has permeated the human community since there was a fire to gather around.
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Clergy taxes have bedeviled many priests and parish councils struggle to ensure proper classification. Here is the beginning of help.
Orthodox Christians Dr. P. Roy and Diane Vagelos generously share their wealth to help others.
Considering Loved Ones: Excellent End of Life Downloadable Materials from the Family Life Ministry of the OCA
There is a natural hesitancy by almost everyone to plan for end of life issues. Yet our loved ones need us to do this.
Parish council meetings have the actual potential of being the highlight of a priest’s monthly tasks. That’s the good news. The more difficult news is that to achieve this will take time and energy.
Try crowdfunding for youth ministry as a project. Select a different cause or purpose each year for the youth.
Emerging Adults Least Likely to Engage Their Faith: Key Finding for Those Involved in Youth Ministry
“…we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.” (I Thessalonians 2:8) This article first appeared in Insights into Religion, a Lilly Endowment sponsored program of the study of religion in America. Youth ministry is great but apparently, […]
Orthodox Christians exercise philanthropy but the church fails to successfully compete with universities and other charities.
Give prayerful consideration to serving on the parish council. They need you but only if you are dedicated and willing.
Without vision and strategy a parish will be given a default future – NOT of its own choosing. Planned giving an important vision and strategy tool.
A series of articles by Patricia Fann Bouteneff on storytelling will explain how it is a powerful tool for effectively leading the parish.
Orthodox are shy evangelists. Lead a discussion with this document and see if the fear and misunderstanding doesn’t abate.
Find guidelines to conduct your fundraising efforts here.
Here is a very practical tool in helping priests to retain key volunteers with the well being of the volunteer foremost.
Read how other charities are participating in the rapid rise of giving in the first half of 2015.
For starters perhaps we should begin with the subject of the “role” of the priest’s wife. Please hear this loud and clear: there is no longer a standard defined “role” for the spouse of a priest. There are as many roles as there are spouses of priests! This in no way denigrates the traditional pattern […]
If you want vision and strategy to succeed, it will be necessary to analyze, understand and engage the culture of the parish and be prepared for push-back.
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