Youth Ministry

5 Ways to Thank Volunteers

5 ways to say THANK YOU this Thanksgiving. LCMS Youth Ministry is thankful for all those who volunteer to serve youth. #LCMSgivesthanks

Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker and the Tension of ‘Youth’ Ministry

A review of Dr. Root’s book on Bonhoeffer’s ministry and the tension of focusing on YOUTH ministry in the congregational life of the church.

Answers for Real Life

Only Jesus has the answers you will need for life, your present and eternal life.

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.

Witnessing through social media: The good, the bad and the ugly

Nuggets for witnessing through social media based on a KFUO interview with Rev. Mark Wood.

WORDERFUL GIFTS TEENAGERS ARE

Teenagers matter. Teenagers are gifts. Teenagers are part of the Church. Let’s love them well!

You Are Out

All of its campus ministries were kicked out of the Cal State system for their adherence to the biblical teaching concerning human sexuality.

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.

New Notification: Resting in a Hyperlinked Life

TO-DO: Rest. Practicing rest in an over-informed, hyperlinked, data-consuming world.

Movies, the Family and the Catechism

We should consider if the film is helpful for teaching some aspect of the faith, whether a movie may help build up a person’s faith or if it’s challenging or even hostile toward his or her faith. Using Scripture and the Small Catechism, everyone can get more out of their media consumption.

Youth Corps Learnings: What I learned from a week of service with young adults

The Rev. Mark Kiessling shares three key learnings from Lutheran Youth Corps’ week of service for young adults .

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.

The 2018 Mindset list . . . Impacting the class of 2018

See what trends made the Beloit College Mindset List for college freshmen, class of 2018. What impact has faith made? What could it make?

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.

What’s Next? Or rather, WHO’S Next?

Studying generational trends can help prepare us for teaching “Plurals”, the newest generation who is now entering our confirmation classes.

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.