Helping young people grow in the faith
The church continues to share the Gospel and show mercy, even during unsettling times.
As Lutheran Young Adult Corps completes its third year and begins to pivot as a program, it is a time to show thanks for all God has done in and through the program.
Video equipment and technology are getting lots of use these days in church sanctuaries, staff homes and other places. However, there is one place, usually a hub of hospitality, not seeing any action these during this time: the church kitchen.
We expect grief after a significant loss, but we can grieve any long-awaited and meaningful moments, from vacations to concerts.
In the first two years of Lutheran Young Adult Corps, 29 young people have served almost 35,000 hours. God is using these young people in powerful ways to expand the capacity of urban partners.
In our inaugural year, Lutheran Young Adult Corps participants will complete over 19,000 hours of service to help Community Partners reach out with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of mercy.
The new LCMS resource — “Faith, Hope and Love: A Threefold Response to 13 Reasons Why” — examines the popular Netflix series about teen struggles and suicide.
Provides a timely theological response and reflection for teenagers, young adults and grown adults.
‘13 Reasons Why’ gives those who work with youth an opportunity to dialogue about tough topics. Here are some ways to engage.
For the first time, we asked Young Adult Volunteers at the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering to take a short poll based on the LYF Youth Poll that has been conducted at most previous Gatherings. These results help us to see how young adults in LCMS congregations are supported in their faith lives. This data has prompted further research to come.
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod leaders share enlightening, comforting poll results following the 2016 National Youth Gathering.
DCEs share how a congregation can benefit from having a Director of Christian Education.
Find "that youth" during this most wonderful time of the year. Remind them of the gift they need (and already have).
What studying LCMS Baptism and Confirmation trends reveals about the state of our church body and our hope for the future.