What is GAP?

The GAP Orthodox are orthodox faithful who have graduated High School, are in college, have started careers or are active in the workforce, and have not yet married. The GAP Program follows a step by step approach to keeping these adults involved in the life of the church. They are encouraged to join one of the many stewardship programs and organization in a parish such as the ladies society, choir, chanters, ushers, Sunday School, and FOCUS program, to name a few.

GAP also contains a membership driven, fellowship component, where members participate in regular orthodox discussions, outreach, service, and social functions, creating an identity for them and their peers within the parish.

The goal of GAP is to keep the Orthodox church and church life that these adults experienced, first in Sunday School, and then in Teen SOYO without letting them fall into the “Gap” that occurs when they graduate High School and leave those programs. GAP transitions this group into active parishioners who will contribute to the life of their parish.

There are various forms of programs individual parishes have attempted throughout the Archdiocese. GAP has the blessing of ourĀ  Metropolitan JOSEPH as a pilot program in the SoCal deanery.

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