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Youth Ministry

Helping young people grow in the faith


The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Youth Ministry faithfully leads, serves, resources and networks youth and adults — working through LCMS districts and congregations — with Christ and His gifts at the heart and center of everything.



Youth Lead Training

YouthLead Training

High school students are invited to attend YouthLead Leadership Training in St. Louis, MO on March 13-19, 2023. Registration opens October 2022.

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Servant events

LCMS Servant Events

Do you have the heart of a servant? Several service opportunities are available year-round, and you can serve for a weekend or a week.

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Youth Ministry Podcast

End Goals PodcastEnd Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.

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Resources & Services

Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Resources

Ministry programs are available for young adults in the various stages after high school, and the resources are also helpful for those who care for young adults.

YoutheSource

YouthESource.com

LCMS Youth Ministry provides Jesus-centered resources for those working with youth and young adults in congregations and in communities. New resources are added every week.

Youth Lead

YouthLead

Through training and discipleship, YouthLead (formerly Lutheran Youth Fellowship) has been empowering youth to use their gifts to serve and lead while sharing their Christian faith.

Servant Events

LCMS Servant Events

LCMS Servant Events are opportunities for God’s people to grow in their faith while sharing Christ and helping others. Volunteer opportunities are available for a week or weekend.

LCMS National Youth Gathering

LCMS Youth Gathering

Thousands of youth and adults from all 35 districts will join together in New Orleans during the summer of 2025 for the 16th triennial LCMS Youth Gathering.

Rev. Mark Kiessling
Director

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Youth Ministry Information

LCMS Youth Ministry supports young adults as they grow in the Christian faith, and it engages youth through servant events, volunteer opportunities and leadership training.

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How to Help

The LCMS Office of National Mission works within the borders of the United States to support the programs and resources available to congregations, districts, schools, Recognized Service Organizations and other Lutheran organizations.

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Youth Ministry shares Gathering recap
Friday, September 2, 2022 9:45:50 AM

‘In All Things’: 20,000 attend LCMS Youth Gathering
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 9:40:49 AM

‘Reporter’ supplement: ‘Life Together with President Harrison’ – July 2022
Thursday, June 30, 2022 8:00:45 AM

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