The Center for Family Care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is hosting a conference titled "The Orthodox Family in a Changing World" in an effort to explore critical issues in the family life-cycle and practical methods to address them in the parish and the home. The conference will be held September 20-23, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.
The conference welcomes clergy, pastoral-care workers, ministry leaders, and laypersons interested in the development of family ministry in their parishes. It is the second family ministry conference funded by a grant from Leadership 100.
Keynote presentations will be offered by His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh; the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, Steven Christoforou; and Orthodox blogger and author Elissa Bjeletich.
Through multiple forums, the conference will provide an opportunity for dialogue on topics of elder care, addiction, special-needs families, the effect of technology on relationships, and sexuality. Other activities will include highlights of outstanding family ministry examples from across the Archdiocese and a poverty simulation organized by FOCUS North America.