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!




UPDATE on 12/6/2021:

The voting deadline for the Boy Scout bankruptcy plan has been extended until December 28.  This has been updated on our guidance document, which remains posted in the same place:

On February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As the case progresses, we continue to receive questions about the bankruptcy filing and what it may mean for ELCA congregations that presently charter a BSA troop or have chartered a BSA troop in the past.

As a reminder, neither the churchwide organization nor your synod can provide congregations with legal advice or representation related to the BSA or any other matter. Additionally, the ELCA cannot dictate to congregations what their relationship with the BSA should be; these decisions are up to each congregation.

Your congregation’s decision to continue or end its relationship with the BSA should be made with the protection and well-being of children as the primary focus. As you make decisions about your congregation’s association with the BSA (if any), please be aware that the congregation could be sued for anything that happens in the troop. In addition, as a result of the bankruptcy, the congregation cannot confidently rely on the BSA, the local council, or their insurers to defend it. The congregation needs to make sure that it has sufficient insurance and that its own insurance will cover them if something happens with the troop.

The ELCA stands with survivors of scouting abuse, and we strongly encourage congregations to take any allegations they receive seriously. If any allegations of abuse involve a minor, please immediately contact the local authorities and make the proper reports as required by relevant laws in your jurisdiction.

Lastly, while the time has past to file a proof of claim in the BSA bankruptcy case, your congregation may still have coverage for claims if an insurance policy with relevant coverage was in force during the time the alleged abuse occurred. You should review your congregation’s insurance records in the event a lawsuit is filed against your congregation. You should also retain these records as a matter of general practice and ongoing records maintenance. Further information about the importance of retaining insurance records can be found here.

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.