As a church that is energized by lively engagement in our faith and life, the ELCA offers a variety of opportunities for youth to grow in and explore their faith. Please see side menu for more information on LYO, YAGM, and Campus Ministry.
SW MN Synod Youth Ministry Coordinator:
Sister Sarah Hausken, Minister of Word and Service
Upcoming Youth Events!
The SW MN Synod LYO Board is planning an online version of the gathering with speaker Joe Davis, Youth Faith Talks, Service Projects, and Nightlife. It will be designed for groups to participate in a group gathered in person, or for individuals to participate at home. It will be completely free.
On November 20th, 2020 there will be three 30-40 minute live sessions hosted by youth emcees with speaker, faith talk and one element of worship. You may participate live or the three sessions will be posted to the synod website afterwards so you may participate whenever it works for you. The sessions will also be split into segments so you can use individual pieces for discussion starters, confirmation, or however you want.
Click here to find nightlife activities, devotions, discussion guides, prayer opportunities and service projects.
The LYO Board looks forward to the time when we may gather safely in person!
Save the Date! June 29 – July 3, 2021
ELCA Youth Gathering
Request to join the group. This group has been created for Youth Ministers in the SW MN Synod (and their friends) to share ideas and strengthen one another in ministry. Please use this group to do things such as ask questions, seek opinions and share resources.
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The Youth Ministry program of the ELCA provides and supports resources, information, networking, and programs for people who serve in ministries with youth and young adults. Click here to visit their website.
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