Welcome to Called to Lead: An Orthodox Christian Perspective. Demitri Fardelos and Mary Scott co-host this podcast with the help and support of their collaborators: His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, and the Strategic Planning Goal Team. This season discusses Orthodox Servant Leadership, diving into topics from developing servant leadership qualities to developing volunteer teams to conflict resolution.
In this episode, Fr. Perry Hamalis from Naperville, IL joins Demitri and Mary to discuss developing Orthodox Christian Leadership. He is a professor of Religious Studies at North Central College in Naperville and has been teaching full-time for the past 17 years. Fr. Perry is an expert in Orthodox Christian Theology and Ethics.
Joining a church organization, leaders want to serve Christ, the parish, and the community, not money or power. There is a difference between management styles suited for a business setting and what is used in Orthodox Christian tradition. Lay leaders should embrace a different type of leadership style—a servant leadership style based on the examples and teachings of Christ. This episode gives an opportunity to better understand Orthodox Christian leadership and why it is important in the parish, the community, and the workplace.
Read this episode's recap over on the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago's website:
This podcast is a part of the Called to Lead: An Orthodox Christian Perspective podcast by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago.