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Some thoughts about Youth Polls

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  1. Seth Hinz says:

    “The reason for their personal and spiritual health is due, in part, to the willingness of family and church to invest in their young people. It doesn’t really make a difference whether the teens go to an LCMS Youth Gathering or another church conference, LCMS Servant Event, LCMS summer camp or a district youth event. It is the reality of the connection of family and church to support, encourage, nurture and love their teens. Family and church create a context in which young people can ask questions, be spiritually fed, engage in service and enjoy one another’s company – in other words, have a good and godly time together.”

    Amen. Thank you for your insights, Terry!

    Very encouraged by the Family Life Ministry training & education happening at Concordia University Ann Arbor. https://www.cuaa.edu/programs/familylife/index.html

    Equipping churches to equip families is so vitally important, especially in a world that seems upside down more and more each day.

    1. Ann Ciaccio says:

      As a mother of two teen girls, I totally agree that the family AND church are the key PARTNERS for investing in our youth. And both must “raise up” versus “put down” our youth when it comes to social issue decisions. Replace anger and criticism with love and and ministry.