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Christian Formation Resources

Establishing a Solid Parish Youth Effort

This article compiles experiences of pastors and youth leaders from OCA parishes. Find article here.

Souls in Transition

Insights from the book which summarizes the National Study of Youth and Religion. (NSYR). Find article here.

Soccer vs. Church

Sunday morning soccer (or sports in general) and its ability to pull youth away from church is a concern of priests and parents. What should be done? How should this be handled?  We contacted seasoned Orthodox priests at five reasonably vibrant and growing parishes to determine how they view and deal with this issue. Their responses offer some common ideas as well as differing approaches and insights. Find article here