“Few actions can ‘heat up a lukewarm parish’ better than reaching out to college students to help them find a worship ‘home away from home.’” said Joseph Kormos, Archdiocesan Parish Development Ministry leader. “The webinar, one of the ongoing ‘Building Vibrant Parishes’ series, will feature a panel of youth leader experts. It is specially geared to parish outreach ministry leaders, council members, and clergy.”
Topics to be explored include stories of the positive impact of college ministry on parish life, examples of the formative impact on students and tips for finding, connecting and communicating with college students. Other speakers, in addition to Mr. Kormos, include Priest John Diamantis, Rector of Saint Vladimir Church, Trenton, NJ, District Chaplain of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship [OCF] for the Northeast US, and Chair of the College Ministry Department of the OCA Diocese of New York and New Jersey; Deacon Alexander Cadman of Holy Trinity Church, State College, PA, who also serves as Orthodox Chaplain at Penn State University and represents the OCA on the OCF Board of Directors; and Andrew Boyd, OCA Youth Director and former President of the University of Connecticut OCF.
This session is similar to a webinar that was previously announced for December 2014 that had to be rescheduled. The session is free but does require registration. For more information and to register, please log on to http://www.ocadwpa.org/news_141204_1.html.