Archpriest Jonathan Ivanoff, Director
Commisson members (by deanery):
Archpriest Alexey Karlgut, Priest Matthew Markewich, Will Warner
Archpriest Gary Breton, Priest Gregory White, Priest Samuel Davis
Archpriest Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk, Priest Martin Kraus, Mark Vassilakis
With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop +Michael, the Commission on Mission and Evangelism has been tasked with the following three charges, a three-prong strategy for diocesan growth and health:
The Diocese will pursue a more focused and aggressive approach to mission planting that will directly involve qualifying newly planted missions for OCA Church Planting Grant [CPG] status within the first two to three years of the mission's founding. Also, no future mission would be established without immediate and adequate diocesan financial support for its assigned clergy.
Prior Mission Planting Projects
2. PARISH REVITALIZATION
The Diocese will create and aggressively offer adequate resources for those parishes that find themselves in numerical decline. This new ministry of parish health and revitalization will feature both short-term seminars/workshops and long-term solutions and approaches to clergy and laity concerned about the decline of their parish.
Prior Parish Revitalization Projects
Operation BUFFLO (2011)
Resources for Church Growth, Parish Revitalization, and Church Health
The Diocese will actively address evangelism - both of our own members as well as the evangelization of non-Orthodox persons and communities who may be interested in learning more about the Orthodox Faith and Church.
Resources for Evangelization
Fall Symposium: Examining the Reformation From The Orthodox Church
Saturday, October 27, 2018
10 am - 3 pm
St. Simon Orthodox Mission
87 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
St Simon of Cyrene will be hosting its first annual Fall Symposium focusing on an examination of the Protestant Reformation: its roots, philosophical, theological, and cultural development and the response of the Orthodox Church.