Youth Ministry

‘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.

2016 Young Adult Volunteer Poll Gives Insight, Prompts Research

For the first time, we asked Young Adult Volunteers at the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering to take a short poll based on the LYF Youth Poll that has been conducted at most previous Gatherings. These results help us to see how young adults in LCMS congregations are supported in their faith lives. This data has prompted further research to come.

March 10 webinar: spiritually preparing youth for college

During the free webinar, LCMS Campus Ministry Director Rev. Marcus Zill will share the “essentials” for helping youth make this transition.

National mission board begins refining policies

The board also hears updates on the work taking place in the LCMS Office of National Mission.

KFUO Audio: Poll results from 2016 National Youth Gathering

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod leaders share enlightening, comforting poll results following the 2016 National Youth Gathering.

Feb. 15 webinar topic: caring for creation with youth

The Rev. A. Trevor Sutton is scheduled to lead webinar discussion on the topic of “Going Green — Biblical Truth or Brief Trend?”

LYF Youth Poll results reflect headlines, scriptural stance

Participants at every triennial LCMS Youth Gathering since 1980 take the poll that helps inform the Church and aids in developing youth-ministry resources and events.

Dec. 14 webinar focus: caring for youth in crisis

“Facing Trials Together: Walking Together in Christ,” with Heather Ruesch, is set for 1 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Nov. 7 webinar targets caring for youth in times of fear

LCMS Youth Ministry sponsors free webinar from 1-2 p.m. Central time on Nov. 7.

Welcoming Questions

As we approach Reformation Day, are our churches a place where we can wrestle with questions of faith? In a time with instant access to information, the church’s response to questions can help faith to grow or it can lead to isolation and uncertainty.

Lutheran Young Adult Corps launch is years in the making

On Oct. 10, 2016, the application period for Lutheran Young Adult Corps will open for the first time. Young adults aged 18-26 from across the country may apply to serve in under-resourced communities for 10 weeks in the summer or 10 months through the school year.

Gospel’s centrality key to BNM’s work in new triennium

Meeting in St. Louis Sept. 8-9, the Synod’s Board for National Mission hears reports on all 18 ministries of the LCMS Office of National Mission.

KFUO Audio: Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne

The Rev. John Dreyer, Director of Admission at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., talks with KFUO Radio host Andy Bates about the Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat scheduled for Oct. 7-9 on the seminary’s campus.

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.