YouthLead

Youth Ministry   •   The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


Teens leading teens

For 40 years, YouthLead (formerly Lutheran Youth Fellowship) has equipped teens to develop and use their leadership skills as they serve Christ within their congregations and communities. We offer resources and training to equip teens to lead and mentor each other.

Our annual leadership training event is facilitated by the teen YL Leadership Team. The event makes use of leadership resources developed to give teens the tools they need to mature in their faith, become leaders in their congregations, and reach out to their peers with the love of Christ.

YouthLead is now looking to the future with the development of additional resources aligned with the 7 Practices for Healthy Youth Ministry. This will include resources for adults who mentor and champion young leaders, potential regional conferences and connections to other programs like LCMS Servant Events and the LCMS Youth Gathering.

2021 Teen Leadership Training

YouthLead will be holding its next annual leadership development training for teenagers February 25-28, 2021 in St. Louis, MO.

Training resources

As a part of the annual training, YouthLead resources are video based, easy for young people to lead, and focus topics key to youth discipleship. This curriculum is available for use in conducting events in your congregation or district. You can download the pieces here.

Visit youthesource.com or email youth.ministry@lcms.org to learn more about the training materials.


Leadership Team: 2019-22

Leadership Team members for YouthLead were elected by their peers during the 2019 Teen Leadership Training.

  • Aidan Quirk — Bismarck, N.D.
  • Jackson Smith — Montgomery, Ala.
  • Isaiah Duport —Orange, Calif.
  • Joanna Shaw —Jackson, Mo.
  • Ally Graves —Cincinnati, Ohio

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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