Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Synod Advent Craft Day

November 15, 2020 ~ 3-5pm EDT /  2-4pm CDT (via zoom)
As the season of Advent approaches and we know this will look and feel like a much different Advent than ever before. How can we create beauty as a way to help us pray through the days, give a reminder or hope to someone, and joyfully anticipate the joy of Christ as Christmas? Join in! Everyone is creative and all are invited.

Register HERE now!

Extravaganza 2021 - Interest Surfey

The 2021 Extravaganza is to be held February 4-6, 2021, for the LIVE audience at the Hilton Minneapolis, in Minneapolis, MN, but February 5-6, for the Hybrid / Virtual Audience.

The 2021 event them is "HOLDING LOOSELY"

You have three options for participating;

  1. In-Person in Minneapolis, MN (limited available)
  2. Virtually, in home
  3. Virtually, with less than 25 synod leaders in the synod territory
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Extravaganza and to fill out the INTEREST SURVEY!

FREE Youth Ministry Training for Volunteers

Thursday, October 22, 7pm EDT / 6pm CDT

Pr. Michael Jannett, Assistant to the Bishop for Formation and Communication, will lead a conversation on some best-practices on finding your fit as a VOLUNTEER in youth ministry in your context, and help to figure out how lead youth in a time of social distancing.

If you are the lead youth worker in your setting, then please invite your team to register today.

If you are one of the volunteers in your youth ministry, then come and share your story and let's figure out what is next for you.


2020 All TN Lutheran Youth Gathering

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Times: tba

For a HYBRID event (part in-home / part online)

For all youth in 6th through 12th grades

CLICK HERE to register!

Campus Ministry Student Referral Form

If you are a young adult, or if you know of a young adult who is looking for a community of friends and a way to express faith, consider campus ministry. The campus ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) welcome everyone into their loving and accepting communities. Young adults experience unique spiritual, intellectual and emotional challenges. ELCA Campus Ministry seeks to strengthen and support them as they learn and grow.

You can use this referral tool (below) to let us know if you (or someone you know) is heading to a college in any of our four states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, or Tennessee. 

CLICK HERE to start a referral now!

ELCA Youth Gathering NEW Dates: July 24-28, 2022

Yes, our God is still BOUNDLESS.    Yes, the dates have changed for our ELCA Youth Gathering.    We know this is not welcome news, but we do believe in a God that is boundless and continues to see us through these difficult times.   We are with you.

To hear more about the 2022 ELCA Gathering plans, please CLICK HERE.

WEBINAR: Children and Youth Ministry in Uncertain Times

This webinar was held on Thursday, June 25, 2020.  We gathered experts from the ELCA to share about Children and Youth Ministry in this challenging time.  

Click here to see a recording of this webinar and to gain access to several important resources shared during this gathering.



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