Orthodox are shy evangelists. Lead a discussion with this document and see if the fear and misunderstanding doesn’t abate.
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The true purpose of planning is not to produce a written plan, though it is one of the desirable outcomes.
This short article is highly recommended for inclusion in the parish council members notebook for required reading and discussion. Help them to focus on the real purpose of parish life and how this has been subverted by secularism and “the American way of religion”. A companion article entitled “Clergy and Laity in the Orthodox Church” […]
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?
Download, view and print the Powerpoint as a PDF: 14 Best Practices of Orthodox Christian Parish Councils
Welcoming, accepting and valuing guests (every visitor is a guest) in genuine loving hospitality are essential steps toward a growing vibrant parish.
Be as toxic as possible and you will unfailingly succeed!
Base parish council deliberations and decisions on mission and information rather than force of personality.
Orthodoxy already has brand identity, as does the local parish. But is it the one we would want?
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.
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