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The Rev. Mark R. Kiessling serves as director of LCMS Youth Ministry. In that role, he works closely with the LCMS Youth Gathering and supports the leadership, service, resourcing and networking functions of LCMS Youth Ministry. Through this work, LCMS Youth Ministry strives to support congregational revitalization and provides support for young people in Lutheran churches.

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LCMS Youth Gathering Revisited

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

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

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Youth Corps Learnings: What I learned from a week of service with young adults

The Rev. Mark Kiessling shares three key learnings from Lutheran Youth Corps’ week of service for young adults .