Youth Ministry

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: Connecting Young People to Christ

Matthew Rhodes, a 19-year-old college sophomore from South Dakota, said his local church and youth ministry helped him find a solid faith in Jesus Christ. Learn how LCMS Youth Ministry works with congregations and districts, and serves as a resource and a network for their ministry to young people inside and outside the Christian faith.

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.

Registration opens for 2014 Higher Things conferences

With “Crucified” as their theme, they are set for July at the University of Florida, Concordia University Wisconsin and Utah State University.

Grant Helps Give Deaf Teens the Word of God

Using an Eutychus Youth Grant from LCMS Youth Ministry, Jesus Lutheran Church of the Deaf, Austin, Texas, was able to provide Bibles to hundreds of deaf students.

Youth poll results surface bright spots, concerns

Some 2,432 youth complete the multiple-choice poll at the 2013 National LCMS Youth Gathering in San Antonio in July.

Love Lived

NYG Servant Events provide a short-term opportunity for young people to serve their neighbor in a new setting, stretch their understanding of the talents and interests God has given them, and be encouraged in service by other LCMS Christians.

Youth Ministry Symposium to explore ‘faith, values, millenials’

The 2014 Youth Ministry Symposium, Jan. 9-11 in St. Louis, will explore the world of young adults, including the so-called “nones,” and our roles as the church to reach them.