A collection of Powerpoint presentations for Orthodox parish and organization development.
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Build leaders. Then let the leaders build additional leaders. And so the parish grows and fulfills its mission.
Prepare before jumping into envisioning and strategic planning
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.
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.
Orthodox are shy evangelists. Lead a discussion with this document and see if the fear and misunderstanding doesn’t abate.
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.
The massive responsibilities that a priest bears makes it difficult to read any article that begins “important tasks”. Yet if these are attended to, the smooth running office lightens other burdens.
Develop a Parish Program or Project in 10 Steps
Successful Orthodox parish leadership means empowering staff and volunteers. Invest in them!
Without a personal growth plan for Orthodox Christian life then we are at the mercies of the dubious vagaries of this world.
The true purpose of planning is not to produce a written plan, though it is one of the desirable outcomes.
Tired of dragging the parish kicking and screaming from one level of joy and freedom in the Kingdom of God to the next? Try a Strategic Initiatives Fund.
Well done surveys with good reporting back to the parish is a wonderful way to listen to the community.
Tired of blah, blah, blah at parish council meetings?
Seven behaviors that lead to parish transformation
This short introductory article gives some basic advice on planning for a major construction project and working with those who will do the construction.
Parishes already have many teams at work. Why not provide structure and professional coaching to increase effectiveness and efficiency?
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