youth

‘Participating’ in the LCMS Youth Gathering from afar

Anyone not attending may follow the July 16-20 event in New Orleans through an array of resources and opportunities.

Young Adults Serve in their Own Backyard

The opportunities for servant events specifically designed for young adults age 18-30 are growing. Recently a group of young adults in St. Louis gathered to serve in their own backyard and helped congregations and RSOs prepare for sharing the Gospel.

Chainsaws Aren’t For Children

One of the most frequent questions I get is “Can we take our youth group to LERT training?” And my response is always “Certainly, but we can’t certify minors.” Then I tell them ways to get their youth involved in Disaster Response in their congregation but I always get the same response.

LCMS Young Adults Serve in Christ Alone

Over 900 young adults apply to volunteer at the LCMS Youth Gathering this summer. Time and time again the young adults of the LCMS have shown a willingness and excitement to serve others in Christ alone. New opportunities are coming soon for young adults to not just volunteer but become neighbors and friends in communities of need in Jesus’ name.

Lost

You have probably read the startling statistics of teens and young adults lost from the church. The church must take seriously the search for young adults. God hasn’t given up on bringing them back, and neither should we.

Registration opens for Higher Things youth conferences

This summer’s conferences are set for June and July in Nashville, Tenn.; Cedar Falls, Iowa; and Fort Collins, Colo.

Photo gallery: Y4Life servant event in Florida

Lutherans For Life hosted a YFLife servant event on Saturday, Sept. 12, in the Orlando, Fla., area.

The Tyranny of the Present

There may be a time for an electronic message, but it ought never be our default. What is important is right in front of us, as Lazarus was thrown at the gate of the rich man (Luke 16:20).

Higher Things conferences draw 2,400-plus

Youth, chaperones and church workers gather at college campuses in Nevada, Michigan and Nebraska in July under the theme “Te Deum.”

Religious groups react to Boy Scouts’ vote to drop ban on gay adults


What are Southern Baptists, Roman Catholics, United Methodists and others saying about the Boy Scouts action?

Harrison, Day on Boy Scouts action: ‘It is a sad day’

The Boy Scouts of America’s announcement that it is lifting its ban on gay Scout leaders “raises concern for many LCMS congregations,” say the Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison and the Rev. Bart Day.

One Big Song of Praise

One young adult believes church music can bridge gaps, and she’s using her God-given talents to prove it.

It Is Good, Lord, to Be Here

We are painfully aware of our need for forgiveness.

Higher Things 2015 youth-conference registration opens

The three summer youth conferences are planned for Las Vegas; Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Seward, Neb.

2,000-plus gather for Higher Things conferences

Participants share favorable comments about the events in Gainesville, Fla.; Mequon, Wis.; and Logan, Utah.

Harrison to host tweet chat for college students

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison wants to hear from the Synod’s youth via Twitter on Wednesday, Sept. 3.