2014 Forum Goals
The goals of the 2014 Small Parish Forum were to:
1. Stimulate Commitment
Stimulate small parishes to renew and fulfill their founding commitment to be a viable Orthodox community into perpetuity.
2. Offer Worship Tools
Offer tools that enrich and beautify worship as the expression of the best each parish can offer up.
3. Deliver Parish Tools
Provide clergy serving small communities with materials that promote stewardship, governance, education and outreach.
4. Encourage Community Contact
Explore ways that will allow each parish to become involved with the larger community so as to have that community become involved with the parish.
5. Establish Communication Networks
Establish lines of communication networks between parishes that will enable the exchange of useful information.
6. Reduce Stresses
Collaborate to explore stresses faced by small parishes in the hope of lessening and resolving them to the benefit of the parish.