Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Orthodox Youth Worker Training?
The Orthodox Youth Worker Training is available from the Department
of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the youth workers of the
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. It has been developed to
assist the parish youth worker/advisor with the tools necessary
to better minister to our young people. With this program, our purpose
is to provide training which will communicate the teachings and
Traditions of the holy Orthodox Faith. Utilizing scriptural, patristic
and theological principles, this training will enable the youth
worker to more effectively address the current needs of youth in
What Will I Receive?
You will receive a hand-out which will help you follow the materials
presented, as well as a complete list of Orthodox and non-Orthodox
youth ministry resources. You will have the opportunity to share
common issues that are found when working with young people, learn
great ideas and discover new resources and training tools. Most
especially, you will begin the process of effectively ministering
Who Should Attend the Orthodox Youth Worker Training?
Anyone who is interested in working with young people should attend
this training. Clergy, teachers, youth workers/advisors, etc., will
benefit from this program.
What Topics Will Be Covered?
We will tailor the training to fit the needs of your parish. In
the past, evenings, one-day and weekend training seminars have been
conducted in parishes throughout the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
of America. You can choose from the following topics, or request
other topics that you feel will benefit your parish youth ministry.
- How to start a JOY, GOYA, YAL Ministry
- Orthodox Youth Ministry
- Building Bridges through Adolescence (from
childhood to adulthood)
- Relational Ministry
- Nuts and Bolts of Youth Ministry
- Drugs and Alcohol Seminar
- Counseling Teenagers
- Teaching Abstinence
- Family Ministry
- Creative Teaching
Who Facilitates these Training Seminars?
Members of the Archdiocese Youth and Young Adult Ministry Team,
as well as experienced youth workers who have been trained in the
basic tenets of Orthodox Youth Ministry.
How Do I Schedule An Orthodox Youth Worker Training for My Parish?
Contact the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at (212)
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.