2010 News Archives

Find Them, Greet Them, Love them: Redefining our Ministry to Young Adults

NEW YORK – In an effort to revitalize young adult ministry in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries will launch a 2010 National Awareness Campaign for Young Adults: Find them, Greet them, Love them. In conjunction with Metropolis Youth Offices, the campaign will encourage parish leadership to bring young adults into the realms of the Church. 
It is the hope that parishes will embrace this vision of inclusiveness and welcome young adults utilizing the following programs: “10 for 10” in 2010, a program offering 10 service projects throughout the Archdiocese; social networking and enhanced websites; 10 Parish Visitation – each Metropolis director will visit 10 parishes and assist them in starting one or revitalizing a young adult ministry; create an avenue for networking this vision, sharing the successes and failures. 
“Our hope is to bring these young adults back into parish life by re-defining and re-evaluating successful local ministries, and assisting local communities with new initiatives that will better service the needs of their young adults,” stated Fr. Mark A. Leondis, the National Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. 
For more information contact your local Metropolis Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries or the Archdiocesan Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries; 646.519.6180 or [email protected]
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