“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.” (Deuteronomy 16:17) “…Send your treasures to the heavenly storage room. Deposit your wealth in God’s Bank, distributing it to the poor, the orphans and the widows, so that you can receive a million […]
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For those interested in a deeper understanding of philanthropy Marts and Lundy together with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offer this bi-annual report.
A collection of Powerpoint presentations for Orthodox parish and organization development.
Identify symptoms of burnout early and avoid catastrophic eventualities by seeking help.
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, […]
Read how other charities are participating in the rapid rise of giving in the first half of 2015.
The mission of the Church extends to the founding of the Church in 33 A.D. and continues to the Parousia. Every priest is an interim priest.
Successful Orthodox parish leadership means empowering staff and volunteers. Invest in them!
Pause a few minutes in reflection.
Learn the environment. Define your mission. Claim your space. Apply professional fundraising methodology to gather resources and build spiritual involvement.
Even Jesus grieved. Theologians say that “God died in the flesh.” Therefore, it is also possible to say that “God grieved in the flesh” inasmuch as Jesus was both fully man and fully God.
New forms of Internet-based fundraising are beginning to replace the traditional walk-a-thons, running and cycling events.
Parishes understandably struggle to properly establish and manage endowment funds. Here is a key resources to comprehending and properly applying the Management of Institutional Funds Act.
This article is a resource on some technical aspects of establishing and managing parish endowments.
Though firm trust and faith in God that we are being taken care of is the most effective Christian response to fear, this does not relieve us of the responsibility for good financial management.
Ramp up volunteer engagement in fulfilling the mission of the parish by recruiting and involving “professional” volunteers.
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.
How long has it been since the parish facilities were thoroughly assessed? Get help here.
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