“It Takes a Village…”: A Holistic Parish Approach to Youth Stewardship

The oft-quoted African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child” means that an entire community of people must interact with children in order for those children to grow in a safe and healthy environment. Together with the clergy, youth director and parents, the youth of Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church in Castro Valley, CA are growing in their faith and in stewardship of their community. Read More

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