Youth Gathering

Photo essay: Powerful Moments — A Year in Review

Nine photos taken during 2016 illustrate how God has been at work worldwide through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

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.

Gathering Reflection: I Am An Echo

In Christ alone our lives echo Christ’s humility. Youth demonstrated this through service at the Gathering. Continue to be an echo at home.

LCMS Youth Gathering Revisited

Reflecting on the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering, giving thanks to God and asking for continued prayers.

Humility Online: Is It Even #Possible?

At the 2016 Gathering, we learned we are an echo that points to Jesus. What does it look like to use social media with Christ-like humility?

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.

‘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.

National mission board extends third SPM call

The LCMS Board for National Mission extends a third “specialized pastoral ministry” call to the Rev. Thomas Waynick of Fort Benning, Ga.

‘#thisisMYchurch’ gains traction, fosters online discussion

One of the campaign’s goals is “to foster a healthy sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves.”

Some thoughts about Youth Polls

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?

Commentary: What can we learn from 35 years of LYF youth polls?

Are young people’s attitudes and experiences any different in 2016 from what they were in 1980?

Youth Ministry reaches funding goal to feed 500,000

The meals will be packaged by participants at the 2016 Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

3 ways to participate in the crowdfunding campaign to pack food for people in need

Let’s boldly step out in faith to give generously as an act of mercy for our neighbor and in support of youth who will pack the meals next summer.

Living Generously Together

The church has an opportunity to grow in generosity by providing funds for a similar meal packing event that will take place at the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering.

Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?

If Lutherans know how to feed people inside the church, should we not also become experts in feeding people outside of the church?

Bigger than ourselves: Packing food for thousands in need

It was a blessing to be able to help on a larger scale like this at the 2013 LCMS Youth Gathering.