Doing Ministry

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.

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A Hope that Endures: Developing Resiliency in Teens

Now more than ever our children need to develop resiliency skills as they face the after-effects of the pandemic as well as the ongoing repercussions of social and political unrest. In Youth Ministry we can help them to identify their feelings and see where God is with them and working in them to develop endurance, hope and resiliency.

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We’re All in This Together: How to Hand-off Well in Youth Ministry

Congregations should be thinking about how we help young people transition from their first Sunday school class through into adult ministry. In youth ministry, we specifically think about how we transition junior high youth and confirmation into high school, and championing the supportive adults who get to care for them next. We can help our young people stay engaged in God’s Word, excited for the adventures that await them in their next stage.

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Mind the (Age) Gap: Joys and Challenges of Combined Junior and Senior High Ministries

Many youth leaders, especially in recent years, find themselves faced with the task of combining younger and older student groups. This article is going to explore some of the benefits and pitfalls you might face when leading youth ministry with both Jr. High and High School together!

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Loving Youth When Transitions Are Vulnerable

As youth leaders, we know that transitions can be vulnerable. We should not be passively waiting on the other side of the transition, the new phase of life, hoping that they make through with their faith. This article talks about how to walk with them through the valley, through the newness, through the changes and connect them to the God who does not change, who is always faithful.

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