Youth and College Ministries

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Teen Education – Passion, Prayer, Education

Volume IV - 2012

We all know that our youth are critical to the vitality of our church – both present and future. Unfortunately, it is in the critical age of the teenager years that many parishes lose so many of these members, and…

Fellowship Kidz

Volume III - 2009

Fellowship Kidz events are for children ages five through 10, using their parents, older youth, young adults, family, and friends as volunteers to help everyone connect to ` life of the parish. In this busy world, it…

St. Mary’s Rent-A-Saint Project

Volume III - 2006

At St. Mary’s Cathedral in Minneapolis, MN, our youth group, the FOCA Juniors, call themselves the “Saints.” Their “Rent-A-Saint” project was undertaken to raise funds for the OCA Christmas Stocking Project, but…

A Children’s Choir? Certainly!

Volume III - 2004

The Choir Quarterly, written by the SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church Choir (.pdf)

Father Vladimir Soroka wrote a wonderful article about the involvement and singing of children in the Church in The Orthodox Church…

The OCF Real Break Program

Volume III - 2002

Each year hundreds of thousands of college students take trips on their spring breaks from school. The Orthodox Christian Fellowship Real Break Program provides a powerful alternative to the “traditional” spring…

20-Something Ideas For Youth Ministry Field Trips

Volume III - 2000

Monastery Pilgrimage: One of the most valuable experiences a youth can have is to spend a day or two in the monastic environment to see how deeply Christianity can be lived. Inter-Orthodox Outings / Visits to Other…

Taking A Youth Group On An Outing

Volume III - 2000

Additional Resources: .Sample Forms / Checklist for Outings

What is a youth outing? A youth outing is any activity that involves transporting a group of teens together to a site away from the parish and/or their…

St. Peter The Aleut Award Program

Volume III - 2000

Additional Resources: .pdf Application Form

In virtually every high school, public and private, students are required to complete a “service” project in order to graduate. Generally, these projects require 25 hours…

Involving Our Young Girls

Volume III - 2000

Growing up in the 1950s and 60s may have been vastly different than it is today, but one thing that hasn’t changed for Orthodox Christian girls is the question: “Why can’t I go behind the altar and serve?” “Why can’t…

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