Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry wraps up multi-year research project on young-adult retention

The study utilized surveys and focus groups to collect data for use in helping LCMS congregations minister to young adults.

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.

Lutheran Young Adult Corps participants to serve in St. Louis, Boston

On Aug. 10, a new group of Lutheran Young Adult Corps participants were sent to their respective geographical areas during chapel at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

19,000 hours of service and counting for Lutheran Young Adult Corps

In our inaugural year, Lutheran Young Adult Corps participants will complete over 19,000 hours of service to help Community Partners reach out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of mercy.

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.

Broten to serve as LCMS Youth Gathering director

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

“Faith, Hope and Love: A Threefold Response to 13 Reasons Why”

Provides a timely theological response and reflection for teenagers, young adults and grown adults.

Children and Youth Ministry Conference cancelled

The event was planned for July 9-12 in Milwaukee.

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.

‘13 Reasons Why’ Reminds Us to Show Youth Love

‘13 Reasons Why’ gives those who work with youth an opportunity to dialogue about tough topics. Here are some ways to engage.

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.

LWML president presents mission grants in St. Louis

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s Patti Ross presents grants of $120,000 for renovations to the Lutheran Church of Nigeria’s seminary, and $25,000 to the Lutheran Young Adult Corps.