Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry


The Bishop and Synod Council is pleased to announce the availability of the COVID-19 Grant to address the immediate financial need of a small number of congregations in the Southeastern Synod. The COVID-19 Pandemic has eliminated communal gatherings for worship and fellowship, directly impacting the giving patterns of members and leaving some congregations in precarious financial situations. Since the salary and benefits of the rostered ministers are often the biggest line item in the budget of especially our smaller congregations, this program is intended to subsidize the salary and benefits with grants aimed to keep the rostered minister employed at the current congregation with their full salary and benefits. 
This grant program is financed primarily through the Strategic Initiative Fund of the Southeastern Synod, a fund created from the holy closures of generous congregations who have faithfully given life to future ministries in our synod. Other monies are provided by the ELCA COVID-19 Fund.
These grants are not intended to be long term but only address a very immediate need with a one-time grant, providing a breath of support in the midst of this pandemic.
Applications can be found here.

The deadline for application is June 30, 2020.

ALL TENNESSEE 2020 - November 14-15

St. Timothy Lutheran Church
650 East Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075
For all youth in 6th through 12th grades

Cost?  $35 per person which includes Meals, Programming and an awesome t-shirt!  The registration fee is for both adults and youth.

Who Can Come?  This gathering is for 6th-12th graders from congregations in the WHOLE SOUTHEASTERN SYNOD, but especially for the Lutherans and friends of TENNESSEE. ALL are welcome.

We have a great weekend retreat planned for our youth! Friends are welcome at the event! Saturday afternoon, we have service projects and outdoor games planned. On Saturday evening we will worship as well as have some activities planned (and maybe a dance party). Sunday, we will worship with the St. Timothy congregation at their early service, and receive a blessing before heading back to our home congregations.


Please be sure to mark which of youth and adults attending would like to have leadership roles at this event.

Please download the Registration Packet for more details...

We will be registering ONLINE this year, so be on the lookout for this !!!


To see information from prior years, scroll down...

ALL TENNESSEE 2019 - November 9-10

Check out the pictures from 2019 All TN HERE

All TN 2019 took place at Trinity LC, Tullahoma, TN


122 youth and adults met November 10 & 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson, Tennessee for All Tennessee.  During the event youth from across Tennessee gathered to learn more about the "GODISNOWHERE" theme by participating in different activities throughout Saturday afternoon.  Youth looked at where God was through an interactive Stations of the Cross activity, they also got to ask Pastor Ed Myers and Pastor Katherine Museus any question they wanted to ask, they learned about how we can be God's hands in the midst of disasters through the work of Lutheran Disaster Relief and put together hygiene kits for Lutheran World Relief.  To finish out their service that day they moved mulch on to the church's playground.  Worship started with a group of youth from Christ Kiswahili Lutheran Mission leading in song and during the confession participants were invited to take a piece of string to represent their confession and tie it on nails that formed "GODISNOWHERE" - a powerful way to see that God comes to us in the midst of our brokenness and as we communed together we saw God come once again in the body and blood of Christ. Special thanks to the volunteers of Trinity Lutheran Church for their hospitality and meals, as well as the ALL Tennessee planning team for their hard work putting it all together.