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What is a “Young Adult”?

Who are we talking about when we say “young adults”? Defining the phrase can be difficult but help us to in sharing the Gospel.

Tis the Season to Sing

I’m noticing the music of the Christmas season this year as I reflect on music and the role of music in youth ministry.

Our Most Valuable Resource: What I learned While Running a Crowdfunding Campaign

Technique is all well and good. However, one lesson I learned is worth far more than all the rest: It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.

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.

3 ways to participate in the crowdfunding campaign to pack food for people in need

Let’s boldly step out in faith to give generously as an act of mercy for our neighbor and in support of youth who will pack the meals next summer.

Living Generously Together

The church has an opportunity to grow in generosity by providing funds for a similar meal packing event that will take place at the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering.

The Impact of serving in the name of Christ

A how-to on leading a servant event in your congregation or community. Blessings as you impact your community in the name of Jesus!

Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?

If Lutherans know how to feed people inside the church, should we not also become experts in feeding people outside of the church?

Bigger than ourselves: Packing food for thousands in need

It was a blessing to be able to help on a larger scale like this at the 2013 LCMS Youth Gathering.

Adrenaline Isn’t Enough

 “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” ~…

Mercy Medical Team Scholarships Now Available

All LCMS students at any university, private or public, who are studying a health-related field, are eligible to apply.

Teens ‘stand strong’ in age of tolerance

Youth are not the future church, but they are the church’s future. They have been trained to ‘stand strong’ in an age of tolerance.

Spring Cleaning at the Office – How to honor the past and create less clutter

How to ‘spring clean’ at the office while still holding onto important information and honoring past treasures

Missing Easter

It is easy to unintentionally miss celebrating Easter in the midst of our busyness. Fortunately for us, God’s grace and mercy never miss us.

7 Leadership Lessons Learned as Gathering Media Director

Organizational and team leadership lessons learned during the 2013 Gathering planning cycle

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.