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Terry Dittmer

As the Director of LCMS Youth Ministry, Terry Dittmer seeks to advocate for young people and to empower young people to be God’s people in the world and to empower people to “confess” their faith in celebratory and expressive ways. Terry and his wife, Cherie, have five adult children.

Blessed are the Hands

Talk Sheet: Blessed are the Hands

A discussion starter based on a compelling photograph taken during the post-Hurricane Katrina evacuation in New Orleans. Continue reading

0 Comments / 26 View / September 11, 2017

A Youth Ministry Manifesto

A Youth Ministry Manifesto

What is the future of youth ministry in the church – any church? Here are some thoughts. Continue reading

0 Comments / 138 View / October 10, 2016

The First Generation of the 21st Century: The Plurals

What do you know about the kids who are sitting in our confirmation classes and entering our high schools? During the last few years, the generation following the millennials has started filtering into our classes and programs, and they will…

0 Comments / 479 View / August 17, 2015

Book Review: The Christian Year of Grace

a review of The Christian Year of Grace by Johann Spangenberg Continue reading

0 Comments / 130 View / June 29, 2015

Amazing Love Praise and Worship Youth Service

Amazing Love Praise and Worship Youth Service

In this youth lead service, our worship focuses on the theme of the 2013 National Youth Gathering, LiveLove(d). Continue reading

0 Comments / 322 View / May 30, 2013

Worship: In Celebration of Family

Worship: In Celebration of Family

Gather families together for a special worship service celebrating the gifts God gives us through family! Continue reading

0 Comments / 234 View / October 10, 2012

Book Review: Almost Christian

a book review of Almost Christian by Kenda Creasy Dean Continue reading

0 Comments / 116 View / December 7, 2011

Book Review: Eutychus Youth

a book review of Eutychus Youth: Applied Theology for Youth Ministry, by John Oberdeck Continue reading

0 Comments / 94 View / November 7, 2011

Jesus Centered Youth Ministry

Jesus Centered Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry is centered in Jesus Christ…given in baptism…nurtured through the proclamation and study of God’s Word…strengthened through participation in the Lord’s Supper. Continue reading

0 Comments / 222 View / June 24, 2011

A Litany for Young People

A Litany for Young People

A prayer litany for young people. Use it to celebrate Youth Ministry in your congregation. Continue reading

0 Comments / 1041 View / May 13, 2011