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If you feel a responsibility to our Lord’s words, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of theSon, and of the Holy Spirit…” Matthew 18:29, then you will want to look into the National Missions & Evangelism Conference scheduled to take place Monday – Wednesday, October 3-5, in Portland, Oregon.
The Conference is presented by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism, the Metropolis of San Francisco Commission for Orthodox Missions & Evangelism (C.O.M.E.), and Leadership 100.
Topics include renewing the established parish’s missionary zeal, overcoming obstacles to parish growth, understanding and utilizing social media in the parish, and evangelism resources for parishes both small and large.
When: Monday – Wednesday, October 3-5. 2016
Where: Portland, Oregon. The conference will take place at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Beaverton, only 30 minutes from Portland International Airport (PDX).
Cost: $50 through September 1st, then $100 after that date. Payment is accepted by credit card through PayPal, or by check payable to C.O.M.E. and sent to 14485 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton OR 97006.
Who: All are welcome! We encourage representatives from every Metropolis of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese to take advantage of this opportunity.
Fr. Luke Veronis of the Hellenic College Holy Cross Missions Institute and pastor of Sts. Constantine & Helen Church in Webster, Massachusetts. Fr. Theodore Dorrance, Director of C.O.M.E. and pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Beaverton, Oregon. Fr. Evan Armatas, host of Orthodoxy Live podcast and pastor of St. Spyridon Church in Loveland, Colorado. Fr. Barnabas Powell, host of Faith Encouraged podcast and pastor of Sts. Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church in Cumming, Georgia
Please contact C.O.M.E. Assistant Director Thomaida Hudanish, 503-277-3928 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Fr. Jim Kordaris at the Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism, email@example.com.
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