Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

ELCA Young Adult Online Small Groups

Registration for SUMMER Abide Online Small Groups is OPEN!

  1. If you're 18-35 register on the Google form below!
  2. Group assignments and further details will be sent out soon.
  3. Groups will meet weekly from June 1 to August 1.
  4. Group meetings will start the week of June 1, 2020!
Click here to REGISTER!!!

Email Savanna Sullivan (ELCA Young Adults program director) with questions and please share widely!

Cabin Time!

Join our camp and retreat friends at Lutheridge, Lutherock, Luther Springs and Lutheranch everyday at 4pm EDT for Cabin Time as they sing songs, share stories, pray, and share our highs, lows and God moments for the day.

Each day they are sharing family activities, and would love for you to share in the comments your thoughts and beautiful things you created.

Click here for Cabin Time!

2021 ELCA Youth Gathering DETAILS

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering.

To find out more, go to the ELCA Youth Gathering page (   

To find out detail specific to our synod's involvement and plans, please check out the synod Gathering page, here.

VBS 2020: What to do???

Wondering what to do about VBS?   We see that the best practice is NOT to engage in in-person activities in church through the end of May.  What about June?  Or July?  What to do?  How to plan...

Well, we have 2 suggestions:  1.)  Postpone until late summer; or 2.) GO ONLINE with VBS...  

Click here to

What Resources Can We Use in a Time like this?

Hello folks!  In this challenging time, I'd like to offer up to you some resources that are focused on Faith Formation in the home.

Check out THIS PAGE on our main synod website about Online Worship and Faith Formation Resources to get started.

Children's Sermons:
  • Children's Sermon provided weekly by Advent Lutheran Church.   Click here for their YouTube Channel and look for the latest Children's Sermon by one of their young member, Ms. Rachel Gehrke. 
    • (Be sure to read the description for a supply list for this activity.)
  • Would you like to contribute a children's sermon?   Contact Pr. Michael Jannett (!

FAITH AT HOME: Many ELCA-endorsed resources for Faith Formation in the home.

And check out this Milestones Ministry note about the Coronavirus.

Here is one of our members’ own compilation of fun, free resources for children and youth.  Or even if you’re just “young at heart.”

Here are some ONLINE GAMES to play on various online platforms.  Remember to get CREATIVE!!!

When gathering online, the challenges and interactions are a bit different than gathering face-to-face.   Think about sharing this document (or making it your own) regarding a Covenant of Presence.

A Pastoral Message about AFFIRM 2020

Your AFFIRM 2020 Unit Directors met tonight to discuss our path forward for 2020. Please see below for a brief message from the AFFIRM Admin Team. Know that we love YOU and YOU ARE CHOSEN! Reach out if you have any questions or visit AFFIRM page for more information.

Peace & Love,
The AFFIRM Admin Team

Also...please read below:

To share how you are dealing with this, or for what we might do as God's CHOSEN in the wake of this decision to NOT gather in June 2020, then sign up for a Zoom session with Bishop Strickland and our Affirm leaders, we need you to click here on our "ZOOM SESSION SIGN-UP" form to register:

Click here to sign up!

Here are the session dates / times:
Wednesday, April 8, 4:30pm EST
Monday, April 13, 4:30pm EST
Monday, April 20, 4:30pm EST
Monday, April 27, 4:30pm EST
Monday, May 4, 5:30pm EST


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