Keep it Moving: Maintaining Momentum after Large Events

Rather than rolling to a stop, leaders can capitalize on the energy of a major youth event and see it propel further spiritual growth among teens. By establishing an action plan in advance, we can be excited for the Holy Spirit to keep working and building the momentum of key moments in youth ministry.

Missions Unpacked

Missions Unpacked: Teen Edition explores our world, God’s work in it, and teens’ calling to be a part of God’s work. Through the stories of missionaries and their work around the world as well as activities, Bible readings, international recipes, prayers, videos and discussion questions, it helps youth explore themes such as vocation, perspective and God’s faithfulness.

Using a Big Event to Build Community and Moving Forward

Words shared after a big youth event can really excite you about all the time and effort you have put into making it happen. But where do we go from here? This article is designed to help you build on the moment from a big event to move forward?

Be There: Adult Devotion for 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

The Gathering is a place many of us are excited to experience. We want to be there! But God is also in all things when we return home in this final devotion for adult leaders attending the 2022 Youth Gathering.

The Lions in Our Lives: A Skit about Daniel

This play is designed to be a take on telling the Daniel story from scripture. The character of Daniel connects in more modern terms to how we are tempted to follow our friends rather than God. This is first of three skits that take the same approach to Bible verses that will come out in the next months.

In Humility: Adult Devotion for 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

Maybe you have notice that preposition in our theme that has been used throughout this week and these devotions: “IN”. This fourth devotion for adult leaders taking groups to the 2022 Youth Gathering we look at how God became in all things in an act of humility.

Valuing God’s Community: a 40 End Goals Study on Community

We know that true, deep and even intergenerational Christian community is essential: based on a need that God made us with, and planted deep inside our very essence and being, in His image. God made us for each other and draws us together in His Word and Sacrament. God places us in families, churches, youth ministry and more to meet our need for community

And I am Not: Adult Devotion for 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

“God is God, and I am Not!” is hard to share with young people when we have things we don’t always understand. In the third devotion for adult leaders in preparation for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering, we talk about how God is In All Things no matter what happens.

Hearts for Service Bible Study – Reviewing and Reflecting

In this study, teens will reflect on the importance of having a servant’s heart and living with humble devotion to God. This lesson is intended to be completed following participation in a servant event, as a review and preparation for future activities.

Yesterday, Today, and Forever: Adult Devotion for 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

In this second devotions for adult leaders preparing for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering. God is continually reconciling Himself to me – over, and over, and over again! He truly loves me yesterday, today, and forever!

Creator of All Things: Adult Devotion for 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

You might already be exhausted as you prepare for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering. In this first of a series of adult resource devotions, we hope as you bring your group to this event that God may strengthened you in wisdom and understanding to bear fruit in both you and your students.

Skit – Follow the Leader

This skit is designed to start a conversation about what kind of leader God calls and empowers us to be. As young leaders struggle, this skit reminds us to put Christ at the center of all we do.

Resilience – A Bible Study Series

God is the creator of all things and He holds all things together. Resilience is part of His work in holding all things together inside of us and between us. This five part Bible study series on Resilience helps us to think about how God can create in us a resilient identity in Christ that is tied to our emotions and mental health, our relationships, challenges, struggle, hope, and God’s promises.

Tough Feelings, Gracious God Devotion: Regret

As you think back on your life, maybe there are things you regret having done…ways in which your words or actions have hurt others. In the last devotion in this series, Ben Meyer talks about how Christians can face regret with the comfort of Jesus.

Stepping In When Your Community Has A Tragedy

It is often said that you never know how you’re going to respond in a tragedy until it hits. But we, as Christians who care for young people, can be thinking through how to respond before there is a tragedy that hits your church’s community.

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Word One Lectionary Bible Studies

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Year of Post-Gathering Resources

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End Goals Podcast

End 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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Missions Unpacked

Missions Unpacked: Teen Edition explores our world, God’s work in it, and teens’ calling to be a part of God’s work. Through the stories of missionaries and their work around the world as well as activities, Bible readings, international recipes, prayers, videos and discussion questions, it helps youth explore themes such as vocation, perspective and God’s faithfulness.