Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry


Saturday, November 13, 2021

10am-12noon ET / 9-11am CT

via ZOOM

an ONLINE gathering of all youth (6th-12th grade) of the Southeastern Synod, 

especially those from Tennessee

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We will explore what it means to SHARE OUR GOSPEL STORY together by gathering online and learning how God is active in our lives, even when we don't realize it!   

And this is what sets our SOUL ON FIRE!




In November 2009, the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Florida (LOMF) and NovusWay (then known as Lutheridge+Lutherock Ministries) boards signed an eight-step agreement to guide the relationship of the two ministries. The purpose was to find a way to enable more Floridians to benefit from sharing in camp programs and to bring stability to Luther Springs. The eight steps have been largely accomplished which led to formal consolidation when the two boards conducted a joint retreat at Luther Springs on February 27-28, 2015.  See photo at right that depicts the Rev. Joe Glymph, left (NovusWay president, Largo, FL) and the Rev. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold, right (LOMF president, Longwood, FL). The eight step relationship agreement resulted in cost savings, shared staffing, joint marketing, and debt reduction. For the last five years Luther Springs has experienced balanced budgets.   Debt has been reduced from nearly $1 million to $570,000, of which $375,000 is external debt.  Joint marketing has expanded participation from Floridians, not only at Luther Springs, but at other NovusWay sites.  A new master plan is in place for Luther Springs that will one day enable 250 people to be accommodated at the site.  More recently the Mission Possible campaign has been launched for Luther Springs (expanded facilities and debt reduction) and Lutherock (land acquisition and all-camp worship area).With these successes, the Florida/Bahamas Synod Council and both the LOMF and NovusWay boards voted unanimously to consolidate.  As the LOMF Board of Directors completed its service on February 28, each member received a special print of a painting (pictured at left) of the “Vause Lake dock at Luther Springs” that was completed by board member Margo Walbolt.  Keith Johnson, NovusWay Executive Director remarked, “This process formalizes the very successful relationship that has existed for over five years. It has not only benefited Luther Springs, but Lutherock and other NovusWay sites.  Now that this step has been taken, staff can focus attention to expanding programs and outreach so that more people can be ‘inspired and empowered in Christ’s love,’ with specific attention on Lutheranch.”

ALL TENNESSEE 2020 - November 14

For all youth in 6th through 12th grades


MORNING SESSION: on your own, in your household, or with your youth group (if you are gathering in-person, physically distanced, of course). Suggested start time is 10:00am EST / 9:00am CST.

AFTERNOON SESSION: we gather via ZOOM at 3:00-4:30pm EST / 2:00-3:30pm CST

CONCERT WITH RACHEL KURTZ: after our afternoon session, Rachel Kurtz will join in our ZOOM call to lead a concert!!!

So cool! So excited!

PLUS, we get to reveal the theme that SESLYO developed for our 2020-2021 youth events for the synod...Accept.  Embrace.  Spread Grace.

Cost?  FREE, since this event is a hybrid event, with part in-person / part-online

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.

This year, we are taking registrations on an INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT through a congregational registration.

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.