youthESource provides Jesus-centered resources
to those at work with youth in the congregation and beyond.

New resources, articles, and blog posts are added regularly.

youthESource is published by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Office of National Mission—Youth Ministry.

LCMS Youth Ministry

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) 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.

Learn more about LCMS Youth Ministry.

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities, and the world.

Learn more about LCMS beliefs and practices.

Youth Ministry Office Staff

Rev. Mark Kiessling, director
Rev. Derek Broten, associate director, Gathering Program
Jim Lohman, DCE, associate director – Servant Events and Gathering Arrangements
Renee Lorenz, administrative assistant
Krista Miller, associate director – Gathering Registrar and Operations
Julianna Shults, DCE, program manager, Special Ministries – Lutheran Young Adult Corps
Meredith Whitefield, communications specialist

Contracted Resource Personnel:
Sherrah Behrens, youthESource editor
Jessica Bordeleau, LYF consultant

Youth Ministry Resources & Services

LCMS Youth Gathering

More than 22,000 youth and adults from all 35 LCMS districts and 14 countries flocked to New Orleans in July 2016 for the 13th triennial LCMS Youth Gathering.

The next Gathering is set for July 11-15, 2019, in Minneapolis.

Lutheran Young Adult Corps

Launched in the summer of 2017, Lutheran Young Adult Corps provides long-term service opportunities for young adults out of high school, throughout their college career or before full-time work.

Youth Ministry Symposium

The 2018 LCMS Youth Ministry Symposium is scheduled for Jan. 28-30 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. The Symposium’s focus will be ministry to and with young adults.

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.

Lutheran Youth Fellowship

Lutheran Youth Fellowship empowers youth to use their gifts to serve His people as they share their Christian faith, and LYF equips youth to develop leadership skills.

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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