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Find Your TELOS

About The Book

A Guide to Flourishing Parishes and Young Adults

Find Your Telos is a transformative guide that helps you uncover and harness the true potential of young adults and your parish. Authored by CRI staff, Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides, PhD, and Jenny Haddad Mosher, PhD, this book offers a unique blend of Orthodox vision for the particular challenge of helping young adults find their place in the Church. Succinctly sharing the learnings of the five year long Telos Project research phase, Find Your Telos guides you to a deeper understanding of your parish’s—and your own life’s direction and purpose.

Who is this book for?

Dedicated to Strengthening Parish Relationships

This book is a trove of helpful insights and concrete suggestions for how to make your parish more supportive of young adults.

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Young adults seeking to minister to their peers

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Parish leadership who want their parish to "grow young"

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Older adults seeking a deeper understanding of their role in the Church

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Educators and mentors looking to guide others

What This Book is Seeking to Fix?

Solutions for Life’s Direction & Fulfillment

Find Your Telos addresses young adults’ universal quest for belonging and purpose. It tackles issues like:

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The struggle to find personal and spiritual fulfillment

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Overcoming the feeling of being 'stuck' in parish life

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Navigating life transitions with confidence and clarity

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Lack of direction and purpose in parish relationships

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About the Authors

Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides, PhD

Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides, PhD

Ann is Director of the Office of Vocation & Ministry at Hellenic College Holy Cross since 2003 and is now also Executive Director of CrossRoad Institute Inc. Her love for young adults grows naturally from her love for the alumni of the CrossRoad 10-day high school summer institute-whom she knows are looking for vibrant parish homes and ways to serve!

Jenny Haddad<br />Mosher, PhD

Jenny Haddad<br />Mosher, PhD

Jenny served as Director of the Telos Project from 2017 to 2022, and now supports all of CRI’s programming as Director of Research & Educational Design. She has been engaged in Christian education and curriculum design since she was a young adult herself, and is thankful for the many mentors and faithful fellow parishioners who inspired her along the way.

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Find Your Telos brings together all the key learnings of the Telos Project research Phase, involving 12 pilot parishes of various sizes and Orthodox jurisdictions from across the country.

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