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Ministry Forum
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:22:27 PM »
Good day, denizens of OC.Net! 

Today, the Mods, GMs, and Admins of our beloved discussion forum are proud to unveil the Ministry Forum.  It's purpose, elaborated in the stickied "Readme" at the top, is:

This board is dedicated to discussion and thoughts on how to begin, sustain, improve, and re-make active ministries of the Church. This can involve the routine (education, pastoral visitation, stewardship, etc.), the sublime (theosis study groups) and the should-have-been-obvious-all-along (missions, outreach, and evangelism). It can also be used to promote events that promote ministries (retreats, conferences, seminars), and specific parish best practices. It is not for theological / philosophical discussions, fluff or otherwise useless conversations.

In only this section can links to events be posted without prior permission from the Forum Administrator, provided that said links fit within the defined purpose of this section.

Please note - this is not a forum for polemics.  The first moderator for this section is our very own Mor Ephrem.

We pray it becomes a helpful place for promotion of best practices and new ideas among those who care for their parish (and diocesan/metropolis, etc.) ministries. 
« Last Edit: October 24, 2017, 03:24:20 PM by Fr. George »
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Re: Ministry Forum
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 03:32:46 PM »
Thank you Father.
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Re: Ministry Forum
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Re: Ministry Forum
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 04:50:22 PM »
I guess that I arrived here in the forum just in time!
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Re: Ministry Forum
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 06:12:52 PM »
Thank you Fr. George, Fr. Serb et al. This is a valuable thing.
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Re: Ministry Forum
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 07:15:11 PM »
Thank you Fr. George, Fr. Serb et al. This is a valuable thing.

You are most welcome.
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Re: Ministry Forum
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 07:54:20 PM »

Oh, wrong Ministry.
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Re: Ministry Forum
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 01:42:24 AM »
Thank you Fr. George, Fr. Serb et al. This is a valuable thing.

You are most welcome.

This is a good note.

As moderator, can you inquire whether some of Serb1389 parishioners are homeless (or any number of potential hardships) and need help due to the fires? If so, a link for donations would be good.
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Re: Ministry Forum
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2017, 02:51:46 PM »
Nice! Hadn't seen this yet!  :)
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Re: Ministry Forum
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 03:11:09 PM »

FYI, this is the answer to your question about why the forums were reordered.
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