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Essential Youth Ministry Links

Looking for more youth ministry ideas? We have compiled a list of our favorite youth ministry links around the web.

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Saints Alive!
A healthy place for kids to explore, create, play, learn, discover, and grow in the Orthodox faith!

Department of Religious Education

Find Religious Education materials, St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival details, Praxis Magazine, Zines, Vacation Church School information, and much more...

Department of Religious Education:
Orthodox Christian Religious Educators Facebook Page
The group is open to anyone who works with young people in Orthodox Christian parishes, whether as a clergyman, a Sunday Church school teacher, supervisor, a youth group advisor, interested parent, or others.

Office of Camping Ministries
Complete listing of the
all Greek Orthodox Archdiocese summer camping programs.

Hellenic College/Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Hellenic College/Holy Cross, the oldest and largest accredited Orthodox Christian institution of higher Education in America offers theological, professional and liberal arts programs that integrate faith, learning and service.

Office of Vocation and Ministry: CrossRoad
CrossRoad is an engaging 10-day summer institute for Orthodox Christian high school juniors and seniors of all jurisdictions that takes place every summer on the campus of Hellenic College/Holy Cross in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Metropolis of Denver: Orthodox Catechism Project
Th is an Orthodox Christian education and formation resource.  In smaller parishes, there is need for a "one classroom school house" Sunday School program for children of varying ages and grade levels. Existing structured curricula often need to be modified to accomodate these classes and, in many cases, families must teach their own children. This project has created a flexible and adaptable set of materials for small parishes, homeschoolers, and individual families.

Orthodox Jurisdictional Youth Ministry Websites

Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America:
Department of Christian Education

Department of Youth Ministry

Orthodox Church in America
Department of Christian Education

Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry

: Official blog geared towards college students and young adults.

Ukranian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A.
Consistory Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry

American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A.
Diocesan Apostolate for Youth
The Arena
: A website created as a gathering place for Orthodox Christian youth.

Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Russian Orthodox Youth Committee

Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America
Youth Ministry Website

Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas
Romanian Orthodox Youth of America

Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia
Bulgarian Orthodox Youth Apostolate

Agencies of the Assembly of Bishops

Orthodox Christian Fellowship
With 300 local university chapters across the U.S. and Canada, OCF is the official collegiate campus ministry program under the Assembly of Bishops.

Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting
The E.O.C.S. is the officially recognized Eastern Orthodox religious committee for the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts USA, and Camp Fire Boys and Girls programs.

International Orthodox Christian Charities

Orthodox Christian Education Commission

Orthodox Christian Mission Center

Orthodox Christian Network

Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

Additional Orthodox Resources
Resources for Orthodox Christian Educators

Illumination Learning
A hub for finding Orthodox Christian Education Resources

Orthodox Reality
This website contains studies conducted by Alexei Krindatch for the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America, as well as his earlier research at the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute.

Syndesmos is the World Fellowship for Orthodox youth. It is a federation of Orthodox youth movements and theological schools around the world, working under the blessing of all the local canonical Churches, to serve the Church, Her unity, witness and renewal.

YES North America: Youth Equipped to Serve
YES provides opportunities for junior and high school students to participate in formative weekends of service, with the ultimate purpose being to raise up a generation of Orthodox Christians who lead others in living out the true mission of the church--to love and serve our most needy neighbors.

Additional Youth Ministry Resources

The Barna group is a research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture, and offers customized research, resources, and training.

Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University

CARA is a national, non-profit, Georgetown University affiliated research center that conducts social scientific studies about the Catholic Church. Founded in 1964, CARA has three major dimensions to its mission:
to increase the Church's self understanding, to serve the applied research needs of Church decision-makers, and to advance scholarly research on religion, particularly Catholicism.

Homeword seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches to build God-honoring familes.

Busted Halo
This is a Catholic website that is dedicated to help young adults explore their spirituality, listen and encourage one another, and find support on their journey towards God.

Relevant Magazine
An online and print magazine about faith, culture, and living intentionally.

Simply Youth Ministry
A vast collection of youth ministry ideas, resources, and inspiration.

Group Magazine
Another great youth ministry magazine full of tools and articles for youth workers.

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