The Department of Stewardship, Outreach, and Evangelism consists of the following:

Mission

Our mission is to provide parish leadership with practical tools and training to engage active and inactive members, inquirers and those unaware of Orthodox Christianity personally in order that they learn more about the faith and ministries of the Greek Orthodox Church, leading them to become fully committed members of the Body of Christ, actively participating in and supporting the ministries of the local parish, the Metropolis and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Efforts are made to coordinate programs and initiatives with other departments and organizations of the Archdiocese.

Department Strategy

  • Focus on the Local Parish
  • Provide Practical Training and Resources to Parish Leaders
  • Connect Parish Leadership for the sharing of Best Practices
  • Document Best Practices for Implementation in Other Parishes
  • Distribute Print Resources for the parishes through OrthodoxMarketplace.com
  • Distribute Digital Resources for the parishes through email, website, Orthodox Observer and social media.

Programs

  • Monthly Ministry Metropolis Videoconferences
  • Webinars (Metropolis and Archdiocese-wide) Featuring Practical Parish Ministry Ideas
  • Outreach & Leadership Conferences
  • Home Mission Parish Program (L100) assisting new and turnaround parishes in need of a full-time priest
  • Parish Leadership Video Series at HCHC (L100)
  • Small Parish Stewardship Survival Program (L100)
  • Workshops & Seminars based on new publication, Go and Do Likewise: 101 Tried and Tested Orthodox Church Outreach Practices You Can Implement in Your Parish (book preparing for print) (L100)
  • Parish Plan for Excellence (L100)

Key Resources for Parishes

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    MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL NATIONS: 101 Tried and Tested Orthodox Church Outreach Practices You Can Implement in Your Parish

    The Department of Stewardship, Outreach and Evangelism of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces the publication of a new book of tried and tested parish outreach practices based on clergy focus groups and clergy interviews. Read More

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    LIVE WEBINAR for Parish Leaders REKINDLE: BRINGING FAMILIES BACK

    LIVE WEBINAR for Parish Leaders REKINDLE: BRINGING FAMILIES BACK A Joint Effort of The Center for Family Care and The Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism Read More

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    Parish Leadership Series Episode 2 featuring Joseph Kormos

    Episode 2 with Joseph Kormos. "Parish Leadership" is a series of 1-hour presentations on various aspects of parish leadership. Read More

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    Parish Leadership Moment Video Presentation

    PARISH LEADERSHIP MOMENT (4:31) with Fr Theodore Dorrance for Parish Council Members and other Parish Leaders. Read More

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    The Pastor's Living Room

    In the Pastor's living room, they agreed to a covenant: to tithe to support the church; to worship together regularly; to pray for the health of the church; to invite people to church; to be involved in the ministries of the church; and to mitigate gossip. Read More

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    New to the Parish Council?

    This is the season of Parish Council elections throughout the Archdiocese. Well-intended, faithful parishioners are invited to “run” for the parish council. Suddenly thrust into the spotlight as a candidate, with photo and biography published in the parish bulletin and web site, candidates come to church with a new, distracting self-awareness. Offering to serve, but with the possibility of rejection looming in the approaching election, the willing candidate enters a strange state of limbo awaiting election day. Read More

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    Stewardship 2022 Resources Now Available Online

    The Department of Stewardship, Outreach, and Evangelism has made new Stewardship resources for 2022 available online. Read More

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    Stewards of the Gospel

    We are called to guard the Gospel message, but not to hoard it. We are instructed not to hide our light under a bushel (Matthew 5:15). As Jesus Christ sends us to be His voice in a changing world, we must also remove impediments or perceived impediments to non-Orthodox inquirers that seek His Truth. What messages do we send out intentionally or unintentionally? What might cause the Gospel message to be ignored or misunderstood? Read More

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    Our Church. Our Spiritual Home

    Home is safe and familiar. It is where we belong. Our Orthodox Christian Church is our spiritual home. It is a place of prayer, comfort, spiritual healing, and celebration. We are at home in the fragrance of incense, the sound of hymns and prayers, the physical touch of kneeling, bowing and making the sign of the cross, and the taste of Holy Communion and antidoron (the blessed bread). Read More

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