REAL (Representing Emerging Adult Leaders) is a ministry for Orthodox Christian young adults ages 18-35 to get involved in the church, formerly known as YAL.
We are an Archdiocesan network of young Orthodox Christians who are seeking friendships and spiritual growth. As part of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, we host a variety of religious, service and social opportunities.
The Young Adult Ministries Mission: A successful Young Adult Ministry creates a setting where Young Adults grow spiritually through experiencing the four characteristics which symbolize the YAL movement. Namely, Worship (Liturgia), Witness (Martyria), Service (Diakonia), and Fellowship (Koinonia). Using these four characteristics, we will live a balanced Orthodox Christian life, growing in His likeness.