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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

They Speak For Life

A celebration of three women who stand for life and the LCMS participation in the March for Life.

O Holy Night: Christmas Memory of a Child

A child’s memory of an enchanting Christmas scene, the beauty of a choir’s song and the celebration of our Savior.

5 Ways to Thank Volunteers

5 ways to say THANK YOU this Thanksgiving. LCMS Youth Ministry is thankful for all those who volunteer to serve youth. #LCMSgivesthanks

Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker and the Tension of ‘Youth’ Ministry

A review of Dr. Root’s book on Bonhoeffer’s ministry and the tension of focusing on YOUTH ministry in the congregational life of the church.

Witnessing through social media: The good, the bad and the ugly

Nuggets for witnessing through social media based on a KFUO interview with Rev. Mark Wood.

WORDERFUL GIFTS TEENAGERS ARE

Teenagers matter. Teenagers are gifts. Teenagers are part of the Church. Let’s love them well!

New Notification: Resting in a Hyperlinked Life

TO-DO: Rest. Practicing rest in an over-informed, hyperlinked, data-consuming world.

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 .

The 2018 Mindset list . . . Impacting the class of 2018

See what trends made the Beloit College Mindset List for college freshmen, class of 2018. What impact has faith made? What could it make?

What’s Next? Or rather, WHO’S Next?

Studying generational trends can help prepare us for teaching “Plurals”, the newest generation who is now entering our confirmation classes.