Youth ministry in our synod takes many different forms, from Pinecrest Lutheran Leadership Ministries to Lutheran Youth Organization and participation in the National Youth Gathering to the many vibrant ministries in local congregations. Learn more about each of these ministries here.
We also suggest resources to help you with your youth ministry. Check out these websites and books.
If you are concerned by church decline--attendance is down and the membership is aging--then check out the Practice Discipleship Initiative. It is a movement in the ELCA designed to move the church into the 21st century. The Practice Discipleship Initiative provides training resources for congregations in their faith formation work with young people.
Several of the Outdoor Ministries run by our synod partners also offer youth ministry opportunities.