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.
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.
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.
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.
Youth Gathering participants spend 33,000 hours volunteering and have an estimated economic impact of $29.4 million on the city of New Orleans.
From my 38 years in LCMS Youth Ministry, I’ve observed youth who make strong leaders to have certain God-given gifts in common.
Do you have a college near you? Would you like to learn how to begin a campus ministry there? There are a lot of things to consider when starting a campus ministry from scratch. Here are just a few. Purpose: Prayerful Consideration…
We typically don’t view our nations colleges and universities as havens of virtue, but I have found that there is one virtue that nearly always reigns supreme at a given time in the academic square. The supreme virtue on college…
When we see positive data like the Youth Polls present, why wouldn’t we want that for all our teens? How are we investing in all youth?
Before Rosa Parks, there was Rosa Young. 4 leadership lessons from Rosa Young on leaving a lasting impact
Presenters at the Jan. 14-16 event cover a range of aspects — including the involvement of parents and the Church in faith formation.
Are young people’s attitudes and experiences any different in 2016 from what they were in 1980?
Technology provides churches with a vast array of resources that, when used with deliberate care, can extend limited instruction time into the home and directly to the hands of students and families. In today’s tech driven world, consider how technology can expand the teaching of God’s Word into digital spaces.
Christ took the form of a servant, so we, too, should become servants to others. What students learn in Confirmation should motivate them towards a life that reflects God’s love. Here are three reasons service learning benefits Confirmation.
The Rev. Mark Kiessling begins serving as director of LCMS Youth Ministry, succeeding the Rev. Dr. Terry K. Dittmer.