At Home

Ministry when you're at home.

Calendar

GOOGLE CALENDAR

Use this link to subscribe to the Google calendar of all the ministry opportunities listed below. Synced directly to your phone or device!

iPHONE VERSION
Use this link to run the calendar on Apple Calendar for your iPhone and Macbook.

Keeping Kids Safe

 

BEST PRACTICES FOR ZOOM MNISTRY MEETINGS
How to lead online ministry.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Keeping kids safe.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR YOUTH WORKERS
What to expect from your Youth Workers.

HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS FOR ZOOM CALLS
Get organized for an effective session.

HOW TO FACILITATE GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Make sure everyone is heard.

HOW TO FACILITATE GROUP INTRODUCTIONS
Help bring people together.

MODEL STRUCTURE FOR SESSION WITH BREAKOUT ROOMS 
Connect people in smaller groups.

SECURITY MEASURES FOR ZOOM MINISTRY MEETINGS
Keep sessions safe and on track.

VIRTUAL MINISTRY CONDUCT AGREEMENT 
Ensure participants know how to behave.

VIRTUAL MINISTRY RESOURCES FOR YOUTH SAFETY
What you need to keep kids safe.

YOUTH SAFETY GUIDELINES 
What you need to know about youth safety.

Training

EFFECTIVE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY
New online ministry training course.

SMALL GROUPS RESOURCES
Connect people for more personal ministry.

Other Resources

Y2AM DAILY MINISTRY PLANNER 
Because ministry is about more than productivity.

MINISTRY AFTER CORONAVIRUS
What has the pandemic taught us? And where does ministry go from here?

YES TRIPS
Events that offer the perspective, understanding, and resources we need to move towards loving and serving every person we encounter.

Daily

FUNTIVITIES FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES
Updated every Monday and Friday. Last updated Monday, June 22.

Weekly

Y2AM MINISTRY PLAN
Complete youth, young adult, and family curriculum for the full ministry year.

Three past iterations available. 

Mondays

 

SEARCH THE SCRIPTURE LIVE (8PM Eastern)
Live call-in program with Dr Jeannie Constantinou.

BE THE BEE (8PM Eastern)
New videos paired with lesson plans, workbooks, and other PDFs. 

 

Tuesdays

SMALL GROUP MATERIALS
Weekly curriculum based on the Sunday Scripture readings. Designed to bring people together for deeper connection and community.

HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY SOULS (8PM Eastern)
Live call-in program with Fr. Nick and Pres. Roxanne Louh.

YES CALL TO ACTION (9PM Eastern)
Weekly talks exploring how we can share the Light of Christ in our communities.

ANCIENT FAITH TODAY LIVE (9PM Eastern)
Live call-in program with Fr. Tom Soroka.

Wednesdays

 

POP CULTURE COFFEE HOUR LIVES (1PM Eastern)
Weekly conversations exploring movies, TV shows, and more. Steve & Christian's conversations will be available as both video and audio. Emma & Christina's conversations will be audio only. 

3 MEN AND A BIBLE (3:30PM Eastern)
Father Panagiotis Boznos, Nick Lionas, and Steve Christoforou meet to discuss the weekly Sunday Gospel and Epistle readings. 

THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD (7PM Eastern)
Live stream of Father Stephen de Young's weekly Bible Study at Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in Lafayette, LA.

Thursdays

3 MEN AND A BIBLE 
Recordings posted to YouTube.

OCF EVERYWHERE CHAPEL (8PM Eastern, every two weeks)
Various prayer services (Paraklesis, Akathists, etc.) led by college students.

Fridays

WANDERING THE DESERT 
Christian Gonzalez explores the challenges of the spiritual life in this bi-weekly podcast.

Saturdays

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY EMAIL
Weekly email from Steve exploring the Sunday Scripture, offering links you may have missed, and more.

Sundays

VIRTUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL
Weekly Sunday School videos and lessons. Available all week and in archives.

RELIGIOUS ED AT HOME
Weekly Sunday School lessons and resources. Available all day.

YES MOVIE TIME! (5PM Eastern)
Join YES every other week for a reflection on a movie with a powerful message. 

Here are the amazing online ministry opportunities we've been working on:

(MAKE SURE YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE GOOGLE CALENDAR FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION)

Important note:

This is a collaborative, Pan-Orthodox effort. Thanks to everyone involved:

Assembly of Canonical Bishops Youth Directors

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Youth Equipped to Serve

Center for Family Care

Department of Religious Education

Ancient Faith Ministries

Tending the Garden of our Hearts