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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.

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Youth Gathering resources

2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering

Bible studies from the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering are available to continue learning how our Real. Present. God. is with us in His Word of promise, protection, and comfort.

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LCMS 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

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

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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For 40 years, YouthLead (formally Lutheran Youth Fellowship) has been empowering youth through training and discipleship to use their gifts to serve and lead as they as they share their Christian faith.

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National Youth Gathering

LCMS Youth Gathering

More than 20,000 youth and adults from all 35 districts and 13 countries joined together in Minneapolis in July 2019 for the 14th triennial LCMS Youth Gathering. The next Gathering is set for 2022 in Houston.

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Youth E Source 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

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

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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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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Recent Stories & Articles

Youth Ministry – Reporter
‘Sharing’ newsletter – September 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020 5:05:51 PM

‘In All Things’: Youth Ministry announces 2022 Gathering theme
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:39:12 AM

Thankful for three years of Lutheran Young Adult Corps!
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:17:41 PM

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Lutheran Engage the WorldEngaging the Church in the work of witness and mercy across the globe in our life together.

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