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Jesus’ last words to his disciples were “Go… and make disciples of all the nations” (Matt. 28:19-20). Unfortunately, many parishes are struggling to follow this commandment. In Reclaiming the Great Commission, Fr. Evan Armatas offers a roadmap to help us get back on track. Relying on his 20 years of parish experience, Holy Scripture, and insights from research and his visits with churches across the United States, he discusses how you and your community can implement changes that will transform, revitalize, and renew your parish. You’ll learn how to diagnose and remove the barriers you face, deal with resistance to change, define what a healthy parish looks like, lead with purpose, and create a Parish Health Plan. Written for clergy, council members, ministry leaders, small groups, and all committed parishioners, this book will help any church in its journey to reclaim the Great Commission.
About the Author: Fr. Evan Armatas is a parish priest in Loveland, Colorado, and has served the Church for over twenty years. He is the author of Toolkit for Spiritual Growth: A Practical Guide to Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2020) and hosts a live call-in radio show on Ancient Faith Radio, Orthodoxy Live. Fr. Evan speaks across the United States, and the ongoing questions and comments about his presentations on parish health inspired him to write this book. He and his wife, Presbytera Anastasia, are the happy parents of four.