Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

 

Candidacy Highlights, updated November 2019
 
Glossary:
Entranced – candidate’s potential for ministry identified, beginning of candidacy process
Endorsed – affirmation of specific ministry track (happens about ½-way through the process)
Approved -  confirmation of readiness for rostered ministry (next step: assignment, acceptance of a call)
 
At our November 7-9 meeting we:
  • Entranced Isaac Taylor,  Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – St. John’s, Knoxville, TN  
  • Entranced Adam Waddell, Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – Epiphany, Collierville, TN  
  • Endorsed Judy Bullock, Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – Cross of Life, Roswell, GA
  • Endorsed Taylor Burton-Edwards, Word and Sacrament (Ordained in Another Christian Tradition)
    • Home congregation – St. Matthew, Columbus, GA
  • Endorsed Anna Hurley, Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – St. Paul, Vonore, TN
  • Approved Emilie Casey, Word and Sacrament
    • Home congregation – St. John’s, Knoxville, TN
  • Approved Katie Christie, Word and Sacrament (Ordained in Another Christian Tradition)
    • Home congregation – Trinity, Lilburn, GA
  • Approved Nyahaley Labor, Word and Sacrament through TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries)
    • Home congregation – St. Stephen, Decatur, GA
Next candidacy meetings:
  • April 23-25 , 2020 (deadline for materials is February 15)
  • August 20-22, 2020 (deadline for materials is July 1)
  • November 12-14, 2020 (deadline for materials is September 15) 
 
Steps (in order) to enter candidacy:
Contact Synod Office for information & checklist/contact ELCA seminary of choice
Schedule & complete Initial Discernment interview through the Candidacy Committee (some paperwork required)
Schedule & complete Entrance interview through the Candidacy Committee (paperwork, background check, & psychological testing required)
Enter ELCA seminary

 
To begin the candidacy process, speak with Deacon Jeanette Burgess in the Synod Office, 404-589-1977, ext. 232

Photo credit here.

ALL TENNESSEE 2020 - November 14

For all youth in 6th through 12th grades

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN A HYBRID FORMAT!!!

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


ALL TENNESSEE 2018

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.