Evangelism – The Forgotten Charge

Evangelism – The Forgotten Charge

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make...

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Evangelism—I Care About My (Non-Christian) Neighbor’s Salvation

Evangelism—I Care About My (Non-Christian) Neighbor’s Salvation

Welcome to The Daily Prayer Team messages, each day includes a passage of scripture, a reflection and a prayer. Sponsored by Saint John Greek Orthodox Church in Tampa, FL. As He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a...

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What is Missiology?

What is Missiology?

Do you know what Missiology is? Watch now as our partners at Pan Orthodox United, Voices of America (OVA) speak with Fr. Chad Hatfield President of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. ABOUT PAN ORTHODOX UNITED Pan Orthodox United works with local churches, Orthodox Organizations, and individuals with a Pan-Orthodox focus, to...

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The Apostolic Example: Coming and Going, Gathering and Sending

The Apostolic Example: Coming and Going, Gathering and Sending

Words are wonderful. One June 29 we celebrated the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles. But what does that celebration mean? What is a Synaxis? Interestingly, synaxis is a Greek word directly related to synagogue, which both mean “gathering.  On June 28, we celebrate the memory of the Chief Apostles, Peter and Paul, martyred at Rome,...

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What it Means to be a Christian?

What it Means to be a Christian?

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl031817.mp3 In our final conversation of the mini series on what it means to be a Christian, Fr. Chris Metropulos talks with His Excellency Kallistos Ware, an English bishop within the Eastern Orthodox Church under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and a renowned theologian of the Eastern Orthodox Church. His...

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The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part II

The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part II

Council of Ministries and its Role in Stewardship Development Fr. Steve Dalber, Saint Nektarios Church, Charlotte, NC   The Role of the Priest The priest in this model is free to be priest; to oversee the work of the parish council and all of the ministries without having to try to micromanage...

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The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part I

The Parish Stewardship Program – Council of Ministries Part I

Council of Ministries and its Role in Stewardship Development Fr. Steve Dalber, Saint Nektarios Church, Charlotte, NC Introduction The concept of a “Council of Ministries” is not only a structuring of ministries but also a leadership structure for the entire community. This not something that was invented, but rather something that evolved...

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The Parish Stewardship Program – Forms

The Parish Stewardship Program – Forms

Note to Parish Stewardship Team: If an individual indicates an interest, it must be acknowledged. To solicit volunteers and ignore their offer of assistance will likely have a negative effect on their parish participation in general and on stewardship specifically. See pp. 27 and 28 of The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese...

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The Parish Stewardship Program – End of Year Procedure

The Parish Stewardship Program – End of Year Procedure

End-of-Year Procedure The Importance of an End-of-Year Procedure Ideally, every Steward is an active supporter of the ministries of the parish by offering their time, talents and treasure.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case.  People move in and out of the church’s area of service, change residence, or may...

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Stewardship Sunday

Stewardship Sunday

Stewardship Sunday Program The priest coordinates and leads the Stewardship Sunday Program, assisted by the Stewardship Committee and the Parish Council.  The program would do well to include a personal testimony by a steward of the parish who speaks on the spiritual rewards of Stewardship giving.  This type of message...

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