Unintentional Neglect: Keeping Track of a Generation

We know we should do a better job of keeping track of where our youth and young adults are after they are confirmed and graduate from high school. We also know we could be more diligent in staying connected with them. However, so many other things get in the way or prevent us from fulfilling our responsibility to tend the flock, and they just slip through the cracks and are gone.

Ministering to Young People in Times of Transition

Transitions can provide for growth in one’s relationships with Jesus and His Church, or sometimes Satan uses these transitions to pull young people away from God’s promises and means of grace and Christian relationships.

Young Leadership Matters

Young leaders need mentorship and guidance, but done right, this can connect them into even deeper relationships and community.

Presence Over Program

I wonder if we are not “with” each other enough in our being the family of God together.

Time for YOU

Burnout happens everywhere, in every job. It’s not just us in the church who need to be aware of burnout.

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

7 Practices of Youth Ministry

We hope the practices described here will provide support, direction, and inspiration as you help make disciples for life.

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Word One Studies

A collection of studies based on the lessons for the Lectionary that provide group Bible that go deeper into each Sunday’s readings.

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LCMS Young Adult Research

In 2017, LCMS Youth Ministry partnered with LCMS Research to conduct a study of young adult retention in the LCMS and in the larger Christian church.

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  • Free Resources
  • The Youth Worker
  • Youth & Culture
  • Young Adult Ministry

Unintentional Neglect: Keeping Track of a Generation

We know we should do a better job of keeping track of where our youth and young adults are after they are confirmed and graduate from high school. We also know we could be more diligent in staying connected with them. However, so many other things get in the way or prevent us from fulfilling our responsibility to tend the flock, and they just slip through the cracks and are gone.

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