Recognizing that youth and young adults play a vital role in the life of the Church, the Department of Youth, Young Adult, and Campus Ministry trains clergy, parents, and youth ministers in various aspects of ministry with, to, and by young people. Department members encourage the utilization of existing youth groups, organizations, and programs and their resources to involve youth in the life and ministry of the Church on the Church-wide, diocesan, deanery and parish levels.
The Department also encourages the development of campus ministries and Orthodox Christian Fellowships on campuses across North America and coordinates its efforts on a pan-Orthodox level. Close contact is maintained with the youth, young adult, and campus ministries programs conducted by other Orthodox jurisdictions in North America.
* Deanery teams have been appointed by diocesan bishops to implement the Holy Synod’s OCA Youth Movement. Department members maintain contact with the appointed deanery teams to ensure that all the youth of our Church have the opportunity to gather with other Orthodox their age at least three times each year.
* We at St. George's Orthodox Church are an active part of the Deanery Youth Team for this region.