Summer 2021

What Teen Leaders Want Adult Leaders to Know

During the 2021 National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference, we asked our YouthLead participants what they wanted the adult leaders in their Youth Ministry to know. These were some of their responses. We are so grateful for how God is working through amazing teens in our congregation.

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Promises Delivered

This curriculum was used in 2020 during our YouthLead retreat. It focuses on helping youth understand their Baptismal identity and how it impacts their everyday faith. In our Baptism, we receive God’s promises and God’s work is on display. As Baptized children of God, the Holy Spirit strengthens us for all we will experience in life, especially as we are called to be different in this world.

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Making the Law and Gospel Distinction in Youth Ministry

When in the course of our teaching, admonition, and yes, even counseling of the youth in our care, each passage of God’s Word that we utilize can and should be identified properly as conveying Law and/or Gospel. In this article, we talk about how distinguishing between Law and Gospel can impact our relationships with youth and our ability to share God’s Word with them!

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Equipping Families to Matter: Five Ways to Communicate with Parents

In an age where parents are bombarded with communication from school and various activities they’re involved with, how do we get a seat at their table? How do we both update them on the ministry happening with their kids and equip them to continue the faith conversations at home? Here are five ways to communicate from your youth ministry to parents.

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