Archbishop Elpidophoros of America joins Steve to explore why service is at the heart of our lives as Christians. But he also reminds us that, if we truly want to emphasize service, then we must also emphasize the services of the Church.
In the final episode of The Trench, Christian explores how what we love orients our way of being in the world and how what we love is shaped by what we do. Join Christian as he says goodbye to the series by asking, "What do we truly love?"
Most such people were found to attend church with greater regularity while away than they did at home. When questioned about this, most sheepishly admitted that, while away, church attendance was seen as an opportunity to socialize, to make and meet friends, and to create a network of acquaintances in a new place.
This conference in Houston, TX is for clergy, seminarians, pastoral care workers, mental health professionals, ministry leaders, and all others who minister to Orthodox Christian couples. Although the conference is geared toward a specific audience, all interested lay people are welcome to attend.
Utilizing the expertise of leaders in the field of pastoral care and marriage, the purpose of this conference is to offer people in ministry inspiration, tools, and resources for dealing with the pastoral challenges in marriage they encounter as they serve Christ and His Church. In addition to our keynote presentations and workshops, the conference will offer participants opportunities for formal and informal discussion. It is our hope that participants will leave the conference with a network of people to support them in their ministry.
The next National Conference on Missions & Evangelism is being held Feb. 3-5, 2020 in Columbus, OH at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral - an event made possible by a grant from Leadership 100. The conference theme is: "Leading Change Toward a Healthier Parish" and features presentations by Fr. Evan Armatas, Fr. Theodore Dorrance, Fr. Aris Metrakos and Mr. Steve Tibbs.
The conference will offer 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 will also provide opportunities for sharing ideas and experiences among parish leadership and is open to clergy and laity alike. Attendance is limited to 200 participants, ensuring that discussion is plentiful and productive. Each Metropolis is being offered two complimentary registrations in an effort to guarantee participation across the Archdiocese.