Youth Gathering

Derek Broten, incoming associate director of LCMS Youth Ministry. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

Broten to serve as LCMS Youth Gathering director

The role was previously filled by the Rev. Mark Kiessling, director of Youth Ministry.

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The 2019 Youth Gathering logo by James Saleska, a graphic designer in Frankenmuth, Mich., “reflects the ideas of strength and fortitude to remind us that ‘God is our refuge and strength,’ “ he says.

2019 Youth Gathering Theme: ‘Real. Present. God.’

The July 11-15, 2019, event in Minneapolis will reflect the theme based on Psalm 46.

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A group of Young Adult Volunteers walk through the convention center during their two-day training before the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering in New Orleans. (Sherri Littlefield, LCMS Youth Gathering Media Team)

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.

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The free webinar, “How Do I Know?,” will be presented by the Rev. Ryan Peterson, campus pastor and theology professor at Concordia University, Ann Arbor.

April 26 webinar topic: caring for teens as they make decisions

The free webinar, “How Do I Know?,” will be presented by the Rev. Ryan Peterson, campus pastor and theology professor at Concordia University, Ann Arbor.

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Young Adult Volunteer Poll Feature

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 […]

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KFUO Audio: Poll results from 2016 National Youth Gathering

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod leaders share enlightening, comforting poll results following the 2016 National Youth Gathering.

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