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YWPulse.pngYouth Worker Pulse Email Listserv and Searchable Listserv Archive
Now reaching over 1400 subscribers, this weekly email provides ideas, activities, and tips for parents and youth workers. Our Youth Worker Pulse Listserv Archive is one of our most comprehensive resources. Search hundreds of past emails by topic!

Challenge.pngThe Challenge
This is our monthly youth ministry section in the Orthodox Observer. This resource is available online here and in print. The articles and information is geared towards young people, parents, and youth workers.

FB.pngGOYA and Young Adult Facebook Pages
An online space that provides community, updates, news, and information for teenagers and young adults. Become a "fan" of our pages: and

Blog.pngThe Ladder Online Blog
Our blog touches on pop culture, current trends, live coverage from national events, and the latest news from our Department.

Planner.pngThe Planner
Daily calendar featuring scriptural readings, fast days, prayers, saints, and inspiration from the Fathers. Order a print copy or download a free version for your smart phone.

survivalsquareOrthodox Teen Survival Guides
This brochure series offers teens the information they need to navigate through tough issues.

Resources.pngCurriculum and Sessions
Ready to use curriculum, sessions, retreats, and lesson plans for youth workers.


outreachYouth Sermons
Great for Clergy and Youth Workers, use these sermons from the Department of Outreach and Evangelism to start a discussion on a variety of topics.

copy_of_video.pngTeen Video Series
All three videos (Substance Abuse, Sexual Purity, and Teen Violence) are now available on one DVD. Accompanying resource guides for each volume contain sessions to be used with teenagers, parents, and youth workers.

biblequizgenesisBible Resources
This page includes the E100 reading list and facilitators guide, as well as 18 bible quizzes. Each bible quiz contains 15-75 questions and answers, and includes books from both the Old and New Testaments.

JOYCoverMinistry Guidelines
The Ministry Guidelines are available for HOPE, JOY, GOYA, and Young Adult Ministry. The guidelines include information about starting and sustaining a ministry, useful tips for clergy and advisors, as well as other invaluable information that will assist your parish programming. Click below to download!







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Hard copies of the Ministry Guidelines are also available for order from the Department of Religious Education at 800--566-1088 or Orthodox Marketplace.

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