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Young Adult Blog Post – Commitment to Christ
In a recent post on The Ladder, Sam Williams explains that we commit ourselves to all sorts of things these days, but the Church is calling us to commit ourselves, one another and our whole life to Christ our God.
The Church calls us to commit ourselves, one another and our whole life to Christ. Any commitment can feel overwhelming if we focus on the end goal. A lifetime commitment could sound intimidating if we forget to live one day at a time. In the same way, our Christian life can feel impossible if we don’t live it out purposefully one day at a time.
Instead of focusing on our plans and our desires for the future, we can choose to seek out God’s will and commit our life to Christ. Instead of worrying about our loved ones, or worrying about world events, we can commit one another to Christ. And instead of second or third place on our list of priorities, we can put Christ first and commit ourselves to Christ our God.
What are you committed to?
Have you committed yourself to Christ today?
CLICK HERE to read “Commitment to Christ”
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Sam Williams is the Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey. He grew up in Powhatan, Virginia and studied International Affairs and Spanish at James Madison University. Sam received his MDiv from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 2013. He loves food, languages and good coffee.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese web site highlights the mission of the “Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries is to strengthen the relationship between God and the Greek Orthodox youth and young adults through supportive Christ-centered resources aimed to sustain youth leaders as well as Orthodox individuals.”
“The Department works with the following ministries of our Church: HOPE (Holy Orthodox Primary Education, JOY (Junior Orthodox Youth), GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America), Altar Boys, Young Adult Ministries, OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship), EOCS (Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting), and Camping Ministries.”
To learn more about the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, click here.
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ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES DIRECTOR – STEVEN CHRISTOFOROU
Steven Christoforou, is Director of the Youth & Young Adult Ministries Department and the Office of Camping Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
Originally from Astoria, New York, Steve graduated from Yale University and Fordham University School of Law. He received a Masters of Divinity in 2013 from the Holy Cross School of Theology. He has served as Lay Coordinator for the Harvard and MIT chapters of Orthodox Christian Fellowship, and has extensive parish experience as a former Parish Council member, Sunday School teacher, and youth volunteer. He also has extensive experience in youth and camping ministries, having led retreats around the country as a member of the Hellenic College/Holy Cross Ambassadors Program, and having served at the Direct Archdiocesan District’s Camp Saint Paul, both as a Counselor and Boys Director.
To read Steven’s full biography on the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese web site, click here.