So how can we create a culture of generosity and abundance in our lives and parishes? This is the key question Bill Marianes raises on this episode of Stewardship Calling. Stay tuned for a big announcement at the end of the show regarding expanded programming from Bill on AFR.
Bill Marianes and Fr. Barnabas Powell welcome guest Fr. Anton Vrame. Together they dive into the incredible data you need to know about what is going on with our Christian churches in America, including our beloved Orthodox churches. Most importantly, they start to cast a better vision about a brighter future.
Almost every news cycle is dominated with stories of both leaders and ordinary people who lost their way. Bill Marianes is joined by special guests Steven Laduzinsky, Chris Mandaleris, and Fr. Barnabas Powell, to explore Trust and ITA from the legal, financial, accounting and spiritual perspectives.
Bill Marianes has an in depth conversation with the newly elected Metropolitan Nathanael Symeonides of the Chicago Metropolis of the GOA. Topics and calls range from Orthodox unity to strategic planning. Don't miss this 90 minute intimate conversation with one of our newest and youngest hierarchs.
Our “Men in Black” are shepherds who lead us to a better life here and now and in the hereafter. So, who is helping them and tending to their needs? Bill Marianes welcomes his special guests including Reverend Dr. Nicholas Louh and Presvytera Dr. Roxanne Louh as well as Dr. George Koulianos. Dr. Koulianos is an internationally recognized medical doctor helping to address specific Clergy needs as a part of the $1 million grant from the Lilly Foundation to the Center for Family Care of the...
Bill focuses on 5 of the critical dimensions of effective Orthodox Christian Servant Leaders and some of the latest research and best practices materials on the subject, as well as the teachings from Holy Scripture and the Church Fathers on how to cultivate better leaders within our churches and ministries.
Bill is joined by influential attorneys Charles Ajalat and Eric Namee to talk about living a purposeful life as a layman in the Church. They also talk Church and State, and the future of the Orthodox Church in the United States.
Following up on the April 30 episode, Bill continues to explore ways to encourage our youth and emerging adults to be faithful to the Church.In the last segment, he is joined by Steven Christoforou for some very practical insight.
Joining Bill and Fr. Barnabas is Dr. Ann Bezzerides, the Director of the Office of Vocation and Ministry at Hellenic College/Holy Cross. Together they bring empirical and practical perspectives in assessing the existing challenges and focusing on workable solutions that parishes and parents can implement.
Bill and Fr. Barnabas talk about why the topic of Engaged Disciples is one of the most critical dimensions of our churches and why in its absence, or ineffectiveness, our churches struggle in many aspects of their existence and operations. They also explore 7 specific critical Engaged Disciple practices that parishes need to implement.
Bill presents his Effective Church model and celebrates the new strategic plan developed for the national Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA this past week at their SOBOR. In addition to Fr. Barnabas Powell he is joined in the last part of the show by Dr. Gayle Woloschak who chaired the strategic plan committee for the UOCUSA.
Have you ever wondered: Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life? What can I do to make a difference? What should I do with my career? What will I do when I retire? What's next for me? If you are interested in answers to any of these questions, please listen to this episode of Stewardship Calling
Listen for the exploration of a personal G.P.S. – GOD Positioning System to help guide you on your journey through life. Bill is joined by Father Barnabas Powell, as they discuss the 3 essential first steps you need to take in order to begin your journey, and the 3 critical questions you need to answer to discern and live your calling.
Bill is joined by special guest Eric Namee. Eric is a successful lawyer who also serves as the Chairman of the Virginia H. Farah Foundation. The Farah Foundation has helped hundreds of Orthodox ministries with grants for programs meeting their criteria. Eric is also working with the Assembly of Orthodox Bishops in an advisory capacity.
Bill lays out the principles for proper stewardship in the parish and the need for a strategic plan. He also welcomes guest David Batrich, President of Chicago Synergy and head of stewardship for the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Are you living the personal calling given to you by your Father and Creator? Is your Parish thriving with successful ministries and stewardship and serving as a beacon of making disciples? If you are looking for a "good account at the awesome judgment seat of Christ" listen to this 2nd episode of Stewardship Calling with Bill Marianes.
Bill and his co-host Fr. Barnabas Powell set the stage for this new 5th Sunday feature on Ancient Faith Radio. This first program is pre-recorded but future programs will be live and available for your calls.