A facilitator is someone who helps a group of people understand their common objectives and assists them to plan how to achieve these objectives; in doing so, the facilitator remains “neutral” meaning he does not take a particular position in the discussion.
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How much time in a priest’s life of service is spent in meetings? What percentage of these meetings could be improved upon? How many of the meetings should have resulted in decisions, policy formulation and ACTION effectively taken to precipitate Godly change? Read on for immensely practical help.
How did we ever become the best kept secret in the community?
Ship of Fools – Satirical (but helpful) British Website About Christianity that Requires a Robust Sense of Humor
They’re insightful, off-the wall funny and sometimes a bit shocking. Yet they are actually sincere believers debunking secularization and the societal marginalization of Christianity. Hold on to your seat belt.
Welcoming, accepting and valuing guests (every visitor is a guest) in genuine loving hospitality are essential steps toward a growing vibrant parish.
Knowledge of cultural trends and influences brings relevancy, astute application and intelligence to the proclamation of the gospel in all aspects of church life – but especially to teaching and to youth ministry. Jesus came to save the world because His Father (God) “so loved the world”. Yet he also revealed that His kingdom was not of this world.
How to attract and retain young adults to parish life is an ever-present and ever-growing challenge to priests and those involved in youth ministry. Read here what is working for other churches. Some may apply to Orthodoxy.
Frustrated with efforts to ramp up youth ministry and the alarming departure of young people from the Church? Find help here.
Mission statements are important for guiding leadership in key decision or policy formulation; for building consensus on the primary purpose of parish life; and quickly conveying to visitors and inquirers the highest purpose or guiding principle(s) or the parish.
Deacon Michael Hyatt is an excellent resource on leadership and personal development. He is a New York Times best selling author and was recently elected to the board of trustees of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.
An annual retreat is an excellent tool for educating, training and forging a productive working relationship with the parish council.
This exercise is proven to be successful in quickly animating people, vaporizing anxiety and guaranteed to bring forth surprising and heretofore unknown aspects of others’ personality.
Be as toxic as possible and you will unfailingly succeed!
Help your staff to achieve optimum performance while improving their professional skills through mutually agreed upon goals and objectives.
One of the great teachers of our time. A mentor to innumerable priests. Catch all of his lectures on Ancient Faith Radio
Help parishioners experience the deeper and more sustaining purpose of volunteering.
Large problems have a better chance of being resolved when those causing or affected by the problem are involved in formulating a proposed solution.
Our language and our behaviors reveal our discomfort with a sacrament that deserves our respect.
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