“The foundation of all youth ministry is the cultivation and education of our young people in order to become viable members of the Body of Christ. GOYA is but one means to this end. GOYA must not stand alone, but be incorporated into the entire sphere of the Church’s mission.
The adolescent world is constantly changing – it is virtually impossible to keep up with every new trend and movement of youth culture. Growing up in today’s society is a much more difficult task than it was in previous times. Our young people are being shaped by negative and destructive influences, ones that can and will define who they are and who they will become. For this reason, the positive teachings and traditions of the Orthodox Church must become a living presence in their lives. This makes youth ministry not an option — but a necessity.” (www.goarch.org)
The Greek Orthodox Youth of America, or GOYA, ministers to young people ages 13-18
Co-Presidents: Evi Paloumbis and Adam Chrysostomou
Vice President: Ari Paloumbis
Treasurer: Angelique Paravalos
Secretaries: Christos Papadopoulos and Kyriakos Papadakos
Download and submit the Youth Registration form the church office or please email to email@example.com