Author ORCID Identifier
Valentyna Kuryliak: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5245-9700
Mariia Ovchar: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3393-1966
The article explores and presents the first online projects that were organized by young people who are members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ukraine. It was found that the initiators of the launch of the projects were the believing youth themselves, who, faced with the problem of the lack of weekly offline communication in churches, resorted to alternative methods of interaction. Online communication was developed in a youth style and focused on the interests and problems of young people, such as finding a life partner, learning to organize their time, complications in the development of spiritual life, etc. During 2020, more than a dozen online projects were carried out, including "12 days of fasting and prayer", "MK-1: 35", "The Power to Win", "Pray for..." (a project focused on the effective search for a life partner), as well as the updated project “12 days of fasting and prayer”, during which young people learned to get rid of “sinful hooks”. It was established that in 2020 more than 10 thousand young people, and not only Adventists, took part in these various online projects from all over Ukraine. In the questionnaires that were carried out after the projects by young people, it was indicated that the online form of communication helped many to focus more on spiritual issues and to pull themselves together.
Kuryliak, Valentyna and Ovchar, Mariia
"Online Projects for Adventist Youth during the Covid-19 Pandemic,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 41
, Article 22.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol41/iss4/22