• About the Clergy Initiative

    Benefits Office

    September 4, 2020

    In 2016, the Clergy Initiative, a Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, received a three-year, $1,000,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment, the National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders, to create research-based programing to raise awareness in our Archdiocese regarding the unique challenges our Clergy and their families face and also provide need-based financial grants to our Clergy. Read More

  • National Missions & Evangelism Conference 2020

    Outreach and Evangelism Ministries

    August 11, 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. Read More

  • Train the Trainer

    Benefits Office

    March 20, 2020

    Description of video Read More

  • Family Fellowship - Superglue to the Church

    Center for Family Care

    February 28, 2020

    Fifteen years ago, a Greek Orthodox parish began small fellowship groups that met regularly in parishioner homes. Today, the ministry continues and the benefits are worth hearing! Read More

  • Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series Launched

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2020

    The Clergy Initiative, a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Center for Family Care, is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series. Read More

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael of Chicago

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2020

    The Clergy Initiative Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Read More

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2020

    The Clergy Initiative Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Read More

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2020

    The Clergy Initiative Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh Read More

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2020

    The Clergy Initiative Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Detroit Read More

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2020

    The Clergy Initiative Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta Read More

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2020

    The Clergy Initiative Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Denver Read More

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2020

    The Clergy Initiative Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series for the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston Read More

  • His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America

    Center for Family Care

    January 7, 2020

    The Clergy Initiative Parish Council Nominee Training Video Series for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Greek Orthodox Direct Archdiocesan District. Read More

  • Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth are Being Implemented Throughout the Archdiocese and in Every Metropolis

    Press Office

    September 5, 2019

    The implementation and enforcement of the Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth take another step forward towards the goal of ensuring that every ministry and event is physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe and healthy for the children of all Greek Orthodox Churches in America. Read More

  • 2019 Barna Survey Results and Program Evaluation

    Church Leadership

    June 10, 2019

    As a first step in gauging the efficacy of the investments made by the Archdiocese in its Ministries, the Archdiocese commissioned Barna Group, a leading research group that works with faith-based organizations, to perform a study with two phases. The objective of the research was to determine which Ministries are found to be the most useful to users and should be maintained, perceptions of the value of those Ministries and where investments should be made, reduced or eliminated to optimize the use of Total Commitment funding. Read More

  • Stewards of the Gospel

    Church Leadership

    November 7, 2016

    As Orthodox Christians, we have been given a sacred trust. We have received the treasure of the Gospel – the Good News of Jesus Christ. With this sacred trust comes the great responsibility to share it. Read More

  • 2015 Parish Registry Statistics

    Registry

    January 1, 2016

    2015 Registry Statistics of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read More

  • Parish Council Guidebook

    Parish Council

    December 31, 2015

    A guidebook for Parish Councils and an Organizational Chart of the GOA Read More

  • Sample Guidelines for Reference Checks

    Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Y2AM)

    December 7, 2015

    Obtaining references can be possibly a difficult task during in screening and selection. Here is Microsoft Word Document containing a sample set of Guidelines for Reference Check, it can help you gain the best information possible during such a screening. Read More

  • Philoxenia: Integrating the Priest and his Family into Community

    Center for Family Care

    October 1, 2015

    Just as the Divine Liturgy (which literally means work of the people) is an on-going dialogue of prayer chanted between priest and laity in the presence of God, Philoxenia is an on-going dialogue of love lived between the priest, his family and the parish members in the presence of God and the larger community of witnesses outside the church. It is in this sense also a kind of evangel testifying to whether Christ is segregated to Sunday Liturgy, or is a relationship of love entered into and received through one another in daily life. Read More

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