Youth and College Ministries

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20-Something Ideas to Involve Youth in Christ-like Service to Others

Volume II - 1999

As one of the four main elements (fellowship, education, worship, service) to any youth ministry effort, Christ-like service is one of the most powerful ways to show youth the Gospel in action. Taking part in a Christ-like effort to help others can be a life-changing...

20-Something Ideas for Youth to Minister with the Elderly

Volume II - 1999

Several years ago the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord on February 2 was designated the World Day of Orthodox Youth. On the day following this feast and celebration we commemorate Ss. Simeon the Elder and Anna the Prophetess, who the Scriptures tell us were...

The Campus Outreach and Young Adult Ministry at Christ the Savior Church

Volume II - 1999

The Parish Ministries Conference in 1997 at St. Tikhon’s Seminary planted “a seed” from which “the call to serve” started the Campus Outreach and Young Adult Ministry at our parish. With the permission of our pastor, we began. The Student Directory (B. Fetsko) A student...

Ears To Hear

Volume II - 1998

To be involved with youth ministry today is inevitably to become aware of the music to which our youth listen. Very often when we engage in discussions about “today’s music,” we hear it described as non-Christian or “secular” at best, and destructive or even...

An Inter-Parish Youth Program

Volume II - 1996

In the spring of 1994, my son Rowan was invited to a triple birthday party at the home of some Orthodox friends, the Gores in Connecticut. It was a mini-reunion for some New England Youth Rallies. When I went to pick him up, Bee Gore suggested...

The Youth-Friendly Parish

Volume II - 1996

Everyone wants to see youth involved in the Church and there are many reasons for this. Clergy see them as a sign of parish vitality and growth. The elderly see them as a guarantee for the Church’s future. Parents hope and pray that their...

A Vision Of Youth Ministry

Volume II - 1991

While the following address was given to Youth Leaders in the Soviet Union, the vital points in “A Vision of Youth Ministry” speak to all in the Church who are involved with encouraging our Youth. The Introduction gives background information on the conference where Fr....

Starting An Orthodox Campus Fellowship

Volume II - 1990

The recommendations in this article are equally applicable to the (a) priest who wishes to begin a campus ministry, (b) student(s) who wish to begin a campus OCF, and c) parishioners) wishing to initiate and/or support a campus ministry. Therefore: Do not assume...

Youth Ministry: Sources And Resources

Volume I - 1989

INTRODUCTION Building or rebuilding a parish youth program can be a frustrating experience. We are all familiar with the litany of problems: too few kids, lack of time, lack of money, lack of training. . .. However, there is help. With the upsurge in interest in youth...

Ministry in a Shoe Box

Volume I - 1989

It is so very important in setting patterns for life to involve children in ministry to others, and to show them what they, even at a young age, can accomplish. This learning becomes especially effective when they reach out to young people their own age...

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