Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry


Pr. Ron Bonner (Redeemer LC, Atlanta, GA) is hosting a book study on a book he wrote called "No Bigotry Allowed: Losing the Spirit of Fear: Towards the Conversation About Race."

This book study will begin on Sunday morning, June 7, 2020.

You may purchase the book on Amazon here.

Here is the book description from Amazon:  

In the United States, our racial problems are interlaced, and unless unraveled, we may spend time applying a great solution to the wrong problem. One of those problems is the conflation of racism and white supremacy as being the same thing; they are not the same thing. White supremacy is the notion, belief, or ideology that white people are innately superior to people of color. Racism is the power dynamic and construct that allows white supremacy to remain intact. At the heart of white supremacy and racism lies bigotry. Bigotry is more than prejudice; it is hate-filled prejudice and is the fuel that keeps the economic engine that is racism going. The starting point for white supremacy and racism is bigotry. When we address bigotry, a disease of the heart that is at the core of these problems, we will move the needle forward for resolving racial issues in America and the world. The book No Bigotry Allowed: Losing the Spirit of Fear is designed to do just that.

Here is the Zoom link and information if you wish to be involved:

Topic: Pastor Ron Bonner, "No Bigotry Allowed: Losing the Spirit of Fear"

Time: Jun 7, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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ALL TENNESSEE 2020 - November 14

Times: tba

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

For all youth in 6th through 12th grades


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.

In the midst of COVID-19, we are all looking for a way to share God's love with everyone.

We are wondering how to Accept.  Embrace.  Spread Grace.

We are combining some online events with some in-home activities to engage in All TN this year.


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.