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Lutheran Young Adult Corps finishes second year of service

In the first two years of Lutheran Young Adult Corps, 29 young people have served almost 35,000 hours. God is using these young people in powerful ways to expand the capacity of urban partners.

19,000 hours of service and counting for Lutheran Young Adult Corps

In our inaugural year, Lutheran Young Adult Corps participants will complete over 19,000 hours of service to help Community Partners reach out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of mercy.

Just Another Day at English Bible Camp!

Sarah Harms, GEO missionary in the Czech Republic, who participated in her first English Bible Camp in 2017.  

Appreciation, Celebration, Graduation, Identification

It is important for us to identify young people who have a heart for ministry and encourage them to consider church work as a vocation.

‘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.

2016 Young Adult Volunteer Poll Gives Insight, Prompts Research

For the first time, we asked Young Adult Volunteers at the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering to take a short poll based on the LYF Youth Poll that has been conducted at most previous Gatherings. These results help us to see how young adults in LCMS congregations are supported in their faith lives. This data has prompted further research to come.

Celebrate. Grow. Praise.

DCEs share how a congregation can benefit from having a Director of Christian Education.

Summer Servant Events Opportunities Are Here!

Find an LCMS Servant Event for your group this summer. I am an echo that points to Jesus!

Sharing Advent Joy With The Whole Family

People groups to remember and care for this Christmas as well as ideas to serve for the whole family.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Swaddled Up and Having a Ball

Find “that youth” during this most wonderful time of the year. Remind them of the gift they need (and already have).

I Am An Echo: Grateful!

Giving thanks for LCMS Servant Event leaders and those who will be attending an event this year!

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.

Welcoming Questions

As we approach Reformation Day, are our churches a place where we can wrestle with questions of faith? In a time with instant access to information, the church’s response to questions can help faith to grow or it can lead to isolation and uncertainty.

Gathering Reflection: I Am An Echo

In Christ alone our lives echo Christ’s humility. Youth demonstrated this through service at the Gathering. Continue to be an echo at home.

LCMS Youth Gathering Revisited

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

Lutheran Young Adult Corps launch is years in the making

On Oct. 10, 2016, the application period for Lutheran Young Adult Corps will open for the first time. Young adults aged 18-26 from across the country may apply to serve in under-resourced communities for 10 weeks in the summer or 10 months through the school year.