Youth Ministry

‘Sharing’ newsletter – September 2020

The church continues to share the Gospel and show mercy, even during unsettling times.

‘In All Things’: Youth Ministry announces 2022 Gathering theme

The next LCMS Youth Gathering is set for July 9–13, 2022, in Houston.

Thankful for three years of Lutheran Young Adult Corps!

As Lutheran Young Adult Corps completes its third year and begins to pivot as a program, it is a time to show thanks for all God has done in and through the program.

Comfort food

Video equipment and technology are getting lots of use these days in church sanctuaries, staff homes and other places. However, there is one place, usually a hub of hospitality, not seeing any action these during this time: the church kitchen.

Showing Christ’s love in times of ambiguous loss

We expect grief after a significant loss, but we can grieve any long-awaited and meaningful moments, from vacations to concerts.

Free resource summarizes LCMS youth ministry study on millennials and the church

The resource is available in either paperback or e-book format from Concordia Publishing House.

Registration open for 2020 Servant Events

Nearly 70 Servant Events will be hosted by various LCMS congregations, camps and service organizations from May through August.

Lutheran Young Adult Corps participants sent to serve in St. Louis and Milwaukee

The new participants were blessed during a Sending Service on Aug. 27 at the LCMS International Center chapel in St. Louis.

Participate in the Youth Gathering from afar

If you can’t attend the Gathering, you can still follow along through these online channels.

Lutheran Young Adult Corps finishes second year of service

In the first two years of Lutheran Young Adult Corps, 29 young people have served almost 35,000 hours. God is using these young people in powerful ways to expand the capacity of urban partners.

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.