National Missions & Evangelism Conference

National Missions & Evangelism Conference


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


You can register online at and Register Early! Registration is $50 through September 1st. Registration will increase to $100 after that date.


Please contact C.O.M.E. Assistant Director Thomaida Hudanish, 503-277-3928 or, or Fr. Jim Kordaris at the Department of Stewardship, Outreach & Evangelism,



The Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America, originally commissioned by SCOBA to create a national, sustainable, and effective media witness for Orthodox Christianity and seekers around the world through media ministry.  CLICK HERE to download our brochure.

This 501(c)3 is recognized as a leader in the Orthodox Media field and has sustained consistent growth over twenty years. OCN shares the timeless faith of Orthodoxy with the contemporary world through modern media. We are on a mission to inspire Orthodox Christians Worldwide. We have reached 5.7 Million People in One Week. Much like public radio, the Orthodox Christian Network relies on the support of our listeners, readers, and fans. If you are interested in supporting our work, you can send your gift by direct mail, over the phone, or on our website. Your gift will ensure that OCN may continue to offer free, high-quality, Orthodox media.

Do you find it hard to keep focused on Christ when you’re on the go? OCN makes it easy!  Give today to help you and your Orthodox community stay connected no matter the location.

donate now


Spark OCN app is an Orthodox Christian News portal that allows you to take action. Spark provides daily devotions, live Bible study, and you can read and learn about events going on in the Orthodox Christian world, especially those concerning persecuted Christians. In addition to making it easy to share news and articles with friends, Spark allows you make prayer requests for those who are suffering.

Orthodox Prayer Book is the ultimate prayer assistant for Orthodox Christians. Not only does it allow you to carry your prayers around, it was designed from the ground-up for the iPhone to allow you to pray in the least distracting manner possible. Carry all the prayers, information about daily saints and fasting schedules with you throughout your day. Keep a list of people you want to pray for and have them automatically embedded into the prayers.

Click here to download the Spark OCN and Orthodox Prayer Book.

Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network. OCN is on Social Media! Follow us on TwitterFacebookYouTube, Google+,  Pinterest,  LinkedIn  and  Instagram

About author

Orthodox Christian News

Orthodox Christian Network brings you news of events and people important to the life of the Orthodox Church around the world. OCN highlights media organizations that track these important stories.