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'13 Reasons Why' gives those who work with you youth an opportunity to talk about tough topics.

‘13 Reasons Why’ Reminds Us to Show Youth Love

‘13 Reasons Why’ gives those who work with youth an opportunity to dialogue about tough topics. Here are some ways to engage.

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Insights from LCMS Statistics: Reasons for Hope and Growth

What studying LCMS Baptism and Confirmation trends reveals about the state of our church body and our hope for the future.

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Participants gather for a Mass Event in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering in New Orleans (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

LCMS Youth Gathering Revisited

Reflecting on the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering, giving thanks to God and asking for continued prayers.

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Thank the Lord and Sing His Praise!

It’s that time of year again, time to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. As God’s people, daily we have ample opportunity to give thanks to God for His rich blessings.

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The Blessing of Interns Part II: 7 tips for using a vicar or intern in youth ministry

7 tips for using a vicar or intern to work in your youth ministry setting.

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The Blessings of Interns: 5 reminders for congregations receiving a vicar or intern this summer

5 reminders for congregations receiving a vicar or intern this summer

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