As vaccination rates increase and social distancing and mask mandates decrease across the U.S., there will be a desire to return to regular worship – this has already been evident during the Lenten season and Pascha. What does post-pandemic church look like? How do we leverage what we’ve learned during these tumultuous 14 months? What remains and what should change? These are just a few of the many questions parishes are asking.
Steve Tibbs of St. Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine, CA has not only begun answering these questions but has created a plan for parishes that he shared with the Metropolis of Chicago. Steve is a strategic planning expert who has worked with parishes across the multiple Orthodox jurisdictions in the U.S. and currently leads the Orthodox Parish Leadership ministry for the Metropolis of San Francisco.
For more resources regarding the Strengthen Stewardship Now program, please visit www.chicago.goarch.org/stewardship.