Youth Gathering

Data entry for 2019 Youth Gathering registration begins Sept. 5

Registration for the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering — set for July 11–15 in Minneapolis, Minn. — opens Oct. 17, with online data entry beginning Sept. 5.

‘Real. Present. God.’ 2018–19 ‘Chapel Talks’ now available

“Real. Present. God.” is the theme of the 2018–19 edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools,” an annual worship resource from LCMS School Ministry.

Broten to serve as LCMS Youth Gathering director

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

LYF Youth Poll results reflect headlines, scriptural stance

Participants at every triennial LCMS Youth Gathering since 1980 take the poll that helps inform the Church and aids in developing youth-ministry resources and events.

Dec. 14 webinar focus: caring for youth in crisis

“Facing Trials Together: Walking Together in Christ,” with Heather Ruesch, is set for 1 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Photo essay: Powerful Moments — A Year in Review

Nine photos taken during 2016 illustrate how God has been at work worldwide through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Gathering 5K run/walk nets $30,000 for LIRS

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service receives funds from the participants’ registration for the 5K run/walk during the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

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.

Humility Online: Is It Even #Possible?

At the 2016 Gathering, we learned we are an echo that points to Jesus. What does it look like to use social media with Christ-like humility?

Photo essay: A Powerful Presence

Youth Gathering participants spend 33,000 hours volunteering and have an estimated economic impact of $29.4 million on the city of New Orleans.