Youth Ministry

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.

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2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering

The 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering (#NYG2019) will be July 11-15, 2019, in Minneapolis. Registration for the Gathering opens Oct. 17, 2018.

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LCMS Servant Events

LCMS Youth 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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Resources & Services

Lutheran Young Adult Corps

Lutheran Young Adult Corps provides opportunities for young adults (18-26) to grow in a community of faith and service through long-term, full-time service in urban ministry settings.

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LCMS Youth Gathering

More than 22,000 youth and adults from all 35 LCMS districts and 14 countries flocked to New Orleans in July 2016 for the 13th triennial LCMS Youth Gathering.

The next Gathering is set for July 11-15, 2019, in Minneapolis.

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LCMS Young Adult Ministry

LCMS Young Adult Ministry empowers youth to reach out to their peers with the love and light of Christ. Resources include youth-authored Blogs, podcasts, and volunteer opportunities.

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LYF Poll Report

Lutheran Youth and Their Response to the Society They Live In is a report on the Lutheran Youth Fellowship Youth Poll from 1980-2013. The report was written by Rev. Dr. Terry K. Dittmer.

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Lutheran Youth Fellowship

Lutheran Youth Fellowship empowers youth to use their gifts to serve His people as they share their Christian faith, and LYF equips youth to develop leadership skills.

 Learn more provides Jesus-centered resources for those at work with youth in the Lutheran congregation and beyond. New resources, articles and blog posts are added every week.

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LCMS Servant Events

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

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Gathering Outreach Grants

Gathering Outreach Grants help LCMS congregations and related organizations witness to un-churched and marginally-churched youth through programs, camps, and other activities.

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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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Recent Stories & Articles

Youth Ministry – Reporter
Participate in the Youth Gathering from afar
Friday, June 14, 2019 3:22:48 PM

Lutheran Young Adult Corps finishes second year of service
Friday, June 07, 2019 11:51:38 AM

Youth Ministry wraps up multi-year research project on young-adult retention
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 11:52:52 AM

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