National Missions & Evangelism Conference

National Missions & Evangelism Conference 2020

The following videos were recorded at the National Missions & Evangelism Conference Feb. 3-5, 2020 in Columbus, OH at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Presenters offered spoke under the guiding theme of 'Leading Change Toward A Healthier Parish.' What is a healthy parish? How do we evaluate where our parish is today? What changes do we make? What type of leadership is necessary to enact change? These questions are explored and answered by a group of distinguished presenters.

Fr. Evan Armatas - Parish Health


Steve Tibbs - Vital Signs for a Healthy Parish


Fr. Aris Metrakos - What Changes Do We Make to Become a Healthy Parish?



Fr. Martin Ritsi - Lessons Learned from the Mission Field


Fr. Theodore Dorrance - Leadership in the Orthodox Church


Panel Discussion


The conference offered insights, tools and strategies for parish leaders to fully engage active parishioners, re-engage those distantly connected and to share the Holy Orthodox Christian Faith with those searching for a spiritual home. It also provided opportunities for sharing ideas and experiences among parish leadership and was open to clergy and laity alike. Attendance was limited to 200 participants, ensuring that discussion would be plentiful and productive. Each Metropolis was offered two complimentary registrations in an effort to guarantee participation across the Archdiocese

“This conference, like the one held in Portland, Oregon in 2016, informed, prepared and inspired parish leaders to return home with useful tools and strategies for meaningful change toward parish health and growth,” said Fr. Jim Kordaris, Director of the Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism. “We are convening a panel of experienced parish leaders, trained in the concepts and strategies needed to implement positive change.”