Orthodox are shy evangelists. Lead a discussion with this document and see if the fear and misunderstanding doesn’t abate.
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Most of the material in this article is highly relevant for those parishes interested in adding new members.
What’s the personality of your parish? How does it serve or not serve the purpose of mission fulfillment? Is it a liability or an asset in terms of attracting and keeping people?
A sobering article from Insights into Religion
Welcoming, accepting and valuing guests (every visitor is a guest) in genuine loving hospitality are essential steps toward a growing vibrant parish.
Orthodoxy already has brand identity, as does the local parish. But is it the one we would want?
Learn from those who know: new members help the parish to become more welcoming.
Outreach is here defined more as gentle evangelization than service to the physically poor and needy, which is also critically important. Ramp up your outreach program to seekers, visitors, the lost, lurkers and shadow Orthodox.
How parish council members can fulfill one of the key responsibilities of service.
For a sobering and sometimes shocking experience use this exercise to experience the parish as a first-time visitor or seeker might experience it.
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