Orthodox Christian Mission Center’s Blog

October 15, 2011

Build Mission Awareness in your Parish in this New Church Year

Build Mission Awareness in your Parish in this New Church Year

As we begin a new Church year, please consider the following opportunities to develop international Orthodox missions as a regular part of parish life. The activities listed below are just a sampling of those that can be coordinated, and the OCMC is always ready to assist your community! Some ideas are:

Establish a missions committee and/or name an OCMC Ambassador;
Coordinate a missions-related Bible Study focusing on the lives of missionary saints;
Invite a missions speaker;
Incorporate missions into the Sunday School curriculum;
Hold a missions luncheon/dinner featuring foods from mission countries;
Coordinate a missions retreat;
Financially support the ministry of a long-term missionary and/or mission priest;
Hold a Walk for Missions;
Recruit parish members to participate on a short-term mission team;
Include support of OCMC mission ministries as part of the local parish annual budget;
Coordinate a Youth Event and/or participate in Hunger Strike;

We look forward to brainstorming these as well as many other ideas with you as you look toward this new Church Year! Please give Kenneth Kidd, Annual Gifts Officer, a call at 904-829-5132, ext 161 or by email at kenny@ocmc.org, to discuss ideas or obtain more detail on items listed above.

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