ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
"Keeping our College Students Connected to the Church"
Orthodox Christian Elevator Speech Contest.
June 2, 2011 - Santa Barbara, CA - The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Department of Missions and Evangelism announces a contest to write the best 30-second or less explanation of what the Orthodox Church is, essentially an Orthodox "elevator speech". Entries must meet certain criteria and be submitted no later than June 20, 2011. The winner will be announced at the 50th Biennial Antiochian Archdiocese Convention in Chicago in July, and will receive $100 worth of Conciliar Press publications.
In the business world an "elevator speech" is a very brief explanation of what one does for a living or what one's company does or stands for. It is a speech, or pitch, useful when one has only a few seconds of someone else's time and attention - such as an elevator ride. An Orthodox elevator speech could be ideal for Orthodox Christians who find themselves asked what they believe or what the Orthodox Church is, but have only a few seconds to respond. An Orthodox elevator speech should be succinct, theologically accurate, and attention grabbing. It can be personalized as well. The point is to capture and communicate in a nutshell what being an Orthodox Christian means to the speaker.
Contest entries should answer the question, "What is the Orthodox Church?" or "What is Orthodox Christianity?" All entries must be in writing; an optional brief video presentation may be submitted along with the written statement. Visit www.antiochian.org/missions/elevator for complete details. An elevator contest graphic is available for webmasters at www.antiochian.org/webmaster_resources.
Jun 3, 2011 12:13 AM