Young Adult

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.

Youth Ministry wraps up multi-year research project on young-adult retention

The study utilized surveys and focus groups to collect data for use in helping LCMS congregations minister to young adults.

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.

First-time poll surveys Young Adult Volunteers

LCMS Youth Ministry is planning further research this spring and summer, based on the success of the new poll among young adults.

LWML president presents mission grants in St. Louis

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s Patti Ross presents grants of $120,000 for renovations to the Lutheran Church of Nigeria’s seminary, and $25,000 to the Lutheran Young Adult Corps.

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.

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.

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.

Young Adult Corps offers opportunities to ‘live out’ faith

The new ministry for young people ages 18 to 26 offers placements of 10 weeks or 10 months in Boston, New Orleans and St. Louis.

Young Adults Serve in their Own Backyard

The opportunities for servant events specifically designed for young adults age 18-30 are growing. Recently a group of young adults in St. Louis gathered to serve in their own backyard and helped congregations and RSOs prepare for sharing the Gospel.

LCMS Young Adults Serve in Christ Alone

Over 900 young adults apply to volunteer at the LCMS Youth Gathering this summer. Time and time again the young adults of the LCMS have shown a willingness and excitement to serve others in Christ alone. New opportunities are coming soon for young adults to not just volunteer but become neighbors and friends in communities of need in Jesus’ name.

Lost

You have probably read the startling statistics of teens and young adults lost from the church. The church must take seriously the search for young adults. God hasn’t given up on bringing them back, and neither should we.

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.

KFUO Audio: Lutheran Young Adult Corps

The Rev. Mark Kiessling and Julianna Shults, LCMS Office of National Mission, discuss the development of the new Lutheran Young Adult Corps. The Corps provides 2-10 month opportunities to serve for adults ages 18-26.

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 .

Photo gallery: Lutheran Youth Corps in Philadelphia

Thirteen LCMS young people, including two proctors, spent August 10-17, 2014, together in service, learning, and community during the pilot program for Lutheran Youth Corps, a project of LCMS Youth Ministry. Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist in LCMS Communications.