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Develop a Parish Program or Project in 10 Steps
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.
Unsolicited advice, criticism, suggestions that feel like directives and downright judgment – all come with the territory of parish leadership. It is of great importance for personal sanity and family wellness that the priest learns how to constructively and beneficially deal with this. Here are some suggestions.
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.
The Committee on Youth reports on their activity for 2014 and future projects going forward.
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.
Great insights into youth culture and faith experiences of young people today are available in this landmark study. Very helpful reading for priests and those engaged in youth ministry.
Frustrated with efforts to ramp up youth ministry and the alarming departure of young people from the Church? Find help here.
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