Youth Gathering

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.

‘Participating’ in the LCMS Youth Gathering from afar

Anyone not attending may follow the July 16-20 event in New Orleans through an array of resources and opportunities.

National mission board extends third SPM call

The LCMS Board for National Mission extends a third “specialized pastoral ministry” call to the Rev. Thomas Waynick of Fort Benning, Ga.

‘#thisisMYchurch’ gains traction, fosters online discussion

One of the campaign’s goals is “to foster a healthy sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves.”

Some thoughts about Youth Polls

When we see positive data like the Youth Polls present, why wouldn’t we want that for all our teens? How are we investing in all youth?

Commentary: What can we learn from 35 years of LYF youth polls?

Are young people’s attitudes and experiences any different in 2016 from what they were in 1980?

Youth Ministry reaches funding goal to feed 500,000

The meals will be packaged by participants at the 2016 Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

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.

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.

Youth Ministry launches crowdfunding project to feed 500,000

Starting Nov. 3, donors may give to the effort through Wheat Ridge Ministry’s “We Raise” crowdfunding website.

Youth Gathering info on its way to congregations

A DVD mailed in mid-August will have information about registration and New Orleans — site of the July 16-20, 2016, event.

400-plus at NATIONAL15 focus on serving youth

LCMS Youth Ministry’s 2015 National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference — focused on the theme of “Standing” — meets July 12-15 in New Orleans.

A Generation Engaged, A Community Restored

LCMS youth and young adults are actively engaged in caring for their neighbor, both here and abroad. These young people come together from all across the country to work hard, give of themselves and their time, and contribute to the well-being of their church and community for the sake of Christ.

KFUO Audio: His Time – Two Upcoming LCMS Youth Ministry Events

Rev. Mark Kiessling, interim director, LCMS Youth Ministry, talks about the 2015 National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference (July 12-15, 2015) and the 2016 National Youth Gathering (July 16-20, 2016).