Youth Ministry

Registration open, speakers set for ‘National15’

The 2015 National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference, sponsored by LCMS Youth Ministry, is set for July 12-15 in New Orleans.

New Gathering video emphasizes ‘stand in Christ alone’

Release of the 3-minute video from LCMS Youth Ministry coincides with Reformation Day on Oct. 31.

LCMS Youth Ministry announces staff changes

The Rev. Mark Kiessling is now interim director of LCMS Youth Ministry and the Rev. Dr. Terry Dittmer is Youth Ministry’s senior director — youth ministry specialist.

First Youth Corps event includes service, learning, community

The Aug. 11-17 pilot event is a prelude to more extended Lutheran Youth Corps service experiences planned for the future.

Photo gallery: Lutheran Youth Corps in Philadelphia

Thirteen LCMS young people, including two proctors, spent August 10-17, 2014, together in service, learning, and community during the pilot program for Lutheran Youth Corps, a project of LCMS Youth Ministry. Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist in LCMS Communications.

Youth and Education – August 2014

The LCMS, through its School Ministry and Youth Ministry, aims to help our young people grow in their faith as they age, not grow away from their faith.

First resources, logo for 2016 Youth Gathering available

Preliminary adult-leader planning resources are the first to appear on the website for the 2016 Gathering, to be followed by its first theological resource.

Youth Ministry revamps ‘youthESource.com’

The website offers Christ-centered resources for those who work with youth in the church — in congregations and beyond.

First Lutheran Youth Corps servant event is Aug. 11-17

Participants will provide mercy-and-service work with Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries and its member congregations in that city.

Synod to provide resources for monthly emphases

The resources will be available free to districts, congregations and schools to use at any time during the month.

Black convocation to offer ministry helps for all

The Black Ministry Family Convocation — set for July 9-13 in Kansas City, Mo. — isn’t just for African-Americans.

Higher Things adds fourth summer conference

With registration filled for the conference at Mequon, Wis., a fourth one is planned for July 15-18 at Camp LiWiSoMo in northern Wisconsin.

Theme for 2016 Youth Gathering: ‘In Christ Alone’

Participants will meet under that theme when they converge on New Orleans in July 2016 for the next LCMS National Youth Gathering.

Audio: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood

LCMS Young Adult Ministry interviews “Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood” authors, Dr. Patricia Herzog and Hilary Davidson. They share their findings from the National Study of Youth and Religion.

Symposium: Relationships key to ’emerging adults’

The Youth Ministry 2014 Symposium focuses on the life stage known as “emerging adulthood” — young people ages 18 to 34.

The Impact of LCMS Servant Events

For more than 30 years, thousands of Lutheran youth have participated in LCMS Servant Events, learning that serving others can make a difference because of Jesus Christ. LCMS Servant Events equip God’s people to grow in their faith through serving, sharing Christ and developing relationships.