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Rites of Passage in the Faith of Young Adults

Epiphany is one of the great feasts in the Greek Orthodox Church. In Tarpon Springs, Florida, the significant Greek population begins to instill the faith in children at birth, and... read more >


Creating a vibrant youth ministry

The context and strategies for communicating the faith have changed dramatically through the centuries. Since the early 20th century, churches have engaged young adults as youth ministers. Being young adults,... read more >


The link between religion and video games

Multiplayer video games are not just a means of self-expression; they require obedience to rules “in order to advance toward a greater transcendence of the mundane world.” In that way,... read more >


Reflection: Embracing Suffering in Mercy

God’s mercy is shown through the ministry and service we offer to others, and in that ministry and service God’s love reigns, says Stephanie Garza. In a reflection on the... read more >


Reflection: Ministering to Youth With Mental Health Issues

Today’s youth are experiencing an ever-increasing rate and range of mental health problems, according to Jonathon Counts, social-work major at Clark Atlanta University, and the church has an important role... read more >


Reflection on Youth Ministry: Reaching the Present Age

Although the message of Christ is timeless and eternal, the church must continuously take the pulse of the culture in which it is placed in order to present the gospel... read more >


Empowering Young Hispanics for Faith Leadership

Half of U.S. Catholics under the age of 30 are Latinos; less than 5 percent of Catholics who work with Latino youth are themselves Latino. Experience indicates that Catholic Latino... read more >


Healthy Visions Produce Healthy Choices

During a five-day period, ninth-grade boys will explore what it means to be a man, why there is value in monogamous relationships, the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases, how to... read more >


Promoting Sticky Faith in Young Adults

Research indicates that 40 to 50 percent of youth drift from their faith after high school, for three primary reasons: (1) they have embraced a faith that is primarily about... read more >


New Efforts at Catholic Youth Ministry

The Millennial generation is fully immersed in a postmodern world. Robert J. McCarty, executive director of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, describes a six-year national initiative to reach... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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