Youth Servant Events offer many opportunities through summer 2012
ST. LOUIS—December 8, 2011—Young people looking for an opportunity to serve a neighbor in need? The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is calling you!
Organized under the theme, “We are His Hands,” based on Ephesians 2:10, more than 100 LCMS youth volunteer opportunities, known as “Servant Events,” are planned for various domestic and international locations through the summer of 2012.
Teenagers and their adult leaders may choose to participate in a wide variety of service projects ranging from construction, human care and outreach events to crisis, multicultural and environmental events. There also are projects specially suited for families, junior high youth and young children.
“LCMS Servant Events give young people the experience of learning that serving others can make a difference because of Jesus Christ,” said Jim Lohman, associate director of Youth Ministry—Servant Events. “Since 1981, LCMS youth and adults have participated in LCMS Servant Events, making a difference in the lives of thousands of LCMS congregations, schools, camps and social service agencies.”
Visit LCMS Servant Events online at http://servantevents.lcms.org/ for a complete listing of events and to search by type, date and region of the country. For a free 2012 poster and DVD about LCMS Servant Events, contact LCMS Youth Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-248-1930 ext. 1155.
About The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. Founded in 1847, the LCMS has more than 2.3 million baptized members in some 6,200 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors. Two seminaries and 10 colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. The church broadcasts the saving message of Jesus Christ over KFUO Radio, and it has relationships and active mission work in 89 countries around the world. In the last five years, the LCMS has awarded more than $35 million through more than 900 domestic and international grants for emergency response and disaster relief. Today, the LCMS is in full doctrinal fellowship with 33 other confessional Lutheran church bodies worldwide and is a founding partner of Lutheran Services in America, a social ministry organization serving one in every 50 Americans. For more information, visit www.lcms.org.