Youth Ministry

Servant Event volunteers tear out old siding on a house and garage in Chisago City, Minn., in July 2014 before putting up new siding. Registration is now open to youth and adults for more than 40 Servant Events this summer. (Craig Bertram)

LCMS Youth Ministry offers summer Servant Events

Registration is now open for more than 40 LCMS Servant Events in the categories of construction, human care, environmental, outreach, multicultural and crisis.

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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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Aug. 23 webinar: ‘Faith on the Field: The Vocation of an Athlete’

A recording of the LCMS Youth Ministry webinar with Rev. Bob Hiller is now available.

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Presenter Director of Christian Education (DCE) Grant Carey, DCE program director at Concordia University Texas, Austin, says the June 21 webinar “will tackle tough questions around the topic of pornography” and “provide insight for talking with youth about its dangerous effects.”

June 21 youth webinar topic: dealing with lure of pornography

The free webinar, “Porn to Love: Ministering to Teens Dealing with the Lure of Pornography,” will be presented by DCE Grant Carey of Concordia University Texas.

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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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Free study guide tackles despair of ‘13 Reasons Why’

The new LCMS resource — “Faith, Hope and Love: A Threefold Response to 13 Reasons Why” — examines the popular Netflix series about teen struggles and suicide.

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