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.
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: 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.
Suicide is not easy to talk about, but it is necessary. It is the second-leading cause of death among people ages 10-24, and the rate of suicide in that age group has increased by 60% since 2007. This conversation starter sheet can help you approach the difficult conversation around suicide and supporting those who are struggling with mental health.
While healthy congregations have supportive adults, healthy campus ministries do as well! Whether your campus ministry is a stand-alone ministry or the efforts of a single congregation, it is important to develop supportive adults to walk alongside students during one of the most significant transitions in their lives.