youth

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.

Higher Things summer youth conferences draw nearly 2,800

Held under the theme ‘’Sanctified,” the conferences took place in Minnesota, Illinois, Kansas and Washington.

Photo essay: ‘Future and Hope’ at the 2018 Corpus Christi conference

The 2018 Corpus Christi youth conference was held July 23–27 in Prague, Czech Republic, under the theme “Future and Hope.”

Four Higher Things youth conferences planned

They will be held this summer in Northfield, Minn.; Carbondale, Ill.; Lawrence, Kan.; and Tacoma, Wash.

Black Ministry convocation brings people together in worship, learning, fellowship

More than 540 people attend the LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation, July 12-16 in Birmingham, Ala.

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.

Children and Youth Ministry Conference cancelled

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

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.

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.

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.

Higher Things 2017 conference registration opens

The youth organization announces four conferences next summer on college campuses in Texas, North Carolina, Montana and Indiana.

Gathering 5K run/walk nets $30,000 for LIRS

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service receives funds from the participants’ registration for the 5K run/walk during the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

Higher Things summer conferences draw 2,700 participants

Young people from seven countries gather for three Higher Things summer conferences under the theme “Bread of Life.”

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.