Youth Gathering

Registration open, speakers set for ‘National15’

The 2015 National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference, sponsored by LCMS Youth Ministry, is set for July 12-15 in New Orleans.

7 Leadership Lessons Learned as Gathering Media Director

Organizational and team leadership lessons learned during the 2013 Gathering planning cycle

The Blessing of Interns Part II: 7 tips for using a vicar or intern in youth ministry

7 tips for using a vicar or intern to work in your youth ministry setting.

They Speak For Life

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

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

New Gathering video emphasizes ‘stand in Christ alone’

Release of the 3-minute video from LCMS Youth Ministry coincides with Reformation Day on Oct. 31.

WORDERFUL GIFTS TEENAGERS ARE

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

First resources, logo for 2016 Youth Gathering available

Preliminary adult-leader planning resources are the first to appear on the website for the 2016 Gathering, to be followed by its first theological resource.

Youth Ministry: Connecting Young People to Christ

Matthew Rhodes, a 19-year-old college sophomore from South Dakota, said his local church and youth ministry helped him find a solid faith in Jesus Christ. Learn how LCMS Youth Ministry works with congregations and districts, and serves as a resource and a network for their ministry to young people inside and outside the Christian faith.

Theme for 2016 Youth Gathering: ‘In Christ Alone’

Participants will meet under that theme when they converge on New Orleans in July 2016 for the next LCMS National Youth Gathering.

Youth poll results surface bright spots, concerns

Some 2,432 youth complete the multiple-choice poll at the 2013 National LCMS Youth Gathering in San Antonio in July.

Board of Directors gets ready for new triennium

The Synod’s Board of Directors elects officers for the 2013-16 triennium and takes a number of other actions.

‘Future Search Conference’ sets criteria for Youth Gatherings

Assembling from across the country, 49 ministry leaders representing the LCMS and its partners take part in the conference to evaluate and plan for the church’s future national Youth Gatherings.

Youth ‘live loved,’ ‘live love’ at Gathering

Each evening during the July 1-5 National LCMS Youth Gathering, some 25,000 youth and adult leaders filled San Antonio’s Alamodome for a “Mass Event.” And some 5,000 took part in more than 100 area servant events.

Youth Gathering registrants are from 35 districts, 12 countries

Some 25,000 participants — including youth and adults from Botswana, Nigeria, Finland, Germany, India, Pakistan, Taiwan and Slovakia — are expected to attend the National LCMS Youth Gathering in July.

Youth Gathering offers ways to ‘stay connected’

There are several ways to “connect” to the Synod’s 2013 National Youth Gathering, July 1-5 in San Antonio, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Gathering website.