Rev. Mark Kiessling, interim director, LCMS Youth Ministry, talks about the 2015 National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference (July 12-15, 2015) and the 2016 National Youth Gathering (July 16-20, 2016).
Jim Lohman, DCE; Rev. Craig Bertram and Shelly Carlson, Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, Forest Lake, Minn.; and Sue Hart, DCE, Bethesda Lutheran Communities discuss their involvement in planning, leading and serving with LCMS Servant Events.
The 2015 National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference, sponsored by LCMS Youth Ministry, is set for July 12-15 in New Orleans.
Release of the 3-minute video from LCMS Youth Ministry coincides with Reformation Day on Oct. 31.
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.
The Aug. 11-17 pilot event is a prelude to more extended Lutheran Youth Corps service experiences planned for the future.
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.
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.
The website offers Christ-centered resources for those who work with youth in the church — in congregations and beyond.
Participants will provide mercy-and-service work with Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries and its member congregations in that city.
The resources will be available free to districts, congregations and schools to use at any time during the month.
The Black Ministry Family Convocation — set for July 9-13 in Kansas City, Mo. — isn’t just for African-Americans.
With registration filled for the conference at Mequon, Wis., a fourth one is planned for July 15-18 at Camp LiWiSoMo in northern Wisconsin.
Participants will meet under that theme when they converge on New Orleans in July 2016 for the next LCMS National Youth Gathering.
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.