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Offline Eugenio

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We need a Missions and Evangelism forum!
« on: June 09, 2012, 03:15:01 PM »
The topic of evangelism must (or should) be an important one for all Orthodox Christians (Matthew 28:16-20).

I propose to the moderators of OC Net that they start a new forum for Missions and Evangelism.

Now I'm not sure if "Technical Help" was the right place to raise this topic, so the mods can move this topic if they want - that's fine by me. But we should have a forum devoted solely to missions and evangelism. Not just for missions abroad but here in the US as well.

Having been involved in a small mission once, I am aware that they face unique problems and it would be great if there were a forum where people could talk about starting up new missions.

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Re: We need a Missions and Evangelism forum!
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 04:25:57 PM »
I second the motion, if one can do so at this forum.
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Re: We need a Missions and Evangelism forum!
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Offline Ai

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Re: We need a Missions and Evangelism forum!
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 06:12:35 PM »
I always wondered why Orthodoxy is called Americas best kept secret?

I just hope that the Orthodox wont be annoying like the Mormons, Jehova's Witness, and Evangelical groups when it comes to evangelizing (i.e. door-to-door religion salespeople)
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Re: We need a Missions and Evangelism forum!
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 06:23:06 PM »

"The Orthodox" are never annoying. ;)
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Re: We need a Missions and Evangelism forum!
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2014, 01:06:55 PM »
Uh, why do we need this forum?