So that our parishes may flourish!
Research suggests that one in every five churches will close due to the challenges of the pandemic.
You can help us reduce those statistics by supporting our parish leaders across the country with parish health coaching through the Intensive Program in Servant Leadership, Peer Learning, and by mentoring our emerging leaders through the Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative.
What people are saying about our programs:
"I encourage every parish council to take advantage of this wonderful resource. Challenging and personalized to our parish and with ongoing coaching. Wonderful!" - Fr. Stephen Lourie, Holy Spirit OCA, Venice, FL
"Tremendous! Every minute I attended was productive, offering practical and helpful content to parish leaders!" - Fr. Timothy Baclig, National Conference Participant
"The level of participation among attendees was exciting and energizing. The program itself is clear, well laid-out, and easy to follow. Ending with concrete actions and steps to be taken is HUGE! I loved how we were guided through identifying our strengths and areas of improvement for ourselves and the parish." - Salemi Khori, Council President, St. Elizabeth Church, St. Paul, MN
"A lot of parish leaders get caught up in 'administrative' goals. However, in exploring servant leadership we can now focus on 'being church' as we're called to be; a community focused on loving God and looking after 'the least of these' with love. Thank you!" - Fr. Dustin Lyon, St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Your gift will support our parishes across the country. Donations can be made online or sent to:
Orthodox Christian Leadership Initiative
Attn: Hollie Benton
1613 Ashbury Place
Eagan, MN 55122