The Department of Missions and Evangelism exists to aid Metropolitan Joseph in fulfilling his mission “to save souls.” Specifically, the Department seeks to aid our existing parishes, equipping them with resources and training for the strengthening of the Laity, Readers, Chanters, and Clergy, as well as assisting in the establishment of new mission parishes.
To that end, we are developing methods and programs:
- to help parish priests with sermon development resources
- to work in cooperation with the Department of Sacred Music in helping our Readers, Chanters, and Choir singers to improve their skills in leading our congregations in singing the Liturgy, and other Divine Services
- to provide web-based links for priests who wish to direct inquirers to good online resources for inquiry into the Orthodox Faith
- to recommend and help implement effective methods of evangelical outreach on the local level
Under newly appointed leadership, the Department of Missions and Evangelism intends to improve this page over the weeks and months ahead, in order to make it useful toward fulfilling the above objectives.