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!




"Vocation across the Academy"

Newberry College asks for your support of the Vocation across the Academy through a donation to the project, mini-grants, or travel scholarships.

PURPOSE:  Making meaningful vocation and engaged citizenship real for all Newberry College students.

GOAL = Designing a 4-year pathway for students

Grant Activities: A Closer Look:
  • Department / Program Mini Grants
    • Campus departments may choose to apply for mini-grants to support student program development.  For example:
      • Reimagine their introductory course
      • develop a community-based project that bridges classroom learning and civi leadership
      • redesign their internship program
  • Faculty Grants for Travel Courses
  • Student Scholarships for Travel Courses

Support and Naming Opportunities

The [YOUR NAME] Family / Congregation / Church
______ Department Mini Grant      $3,000 x 9 = $27.000
______  Faculty Planning Grant    $1,500 x 4 = $6,000

Total = $33,000


The button will open a form that must be mailed or emailed, as indicated at the bottom of the form...


Tip:  download the form, FIRST, then complete.
Check out this BLOG post and testimony by alumni, Max & Carol Yost


Consider sharing the following with your congregation:

Special Love Offering thru May 31!
Celebrating our ministry partner - Newberry College 
Bishop Strickland is a proud Newberry College alumnus. The Southeastern Synod invites you to consider a gift to our ministry partner, Newberry College. Please consider a special love offering that will go to Newberry College Muller Center’s Vocation across the Academy Program – a unique part of their educational ministry which helps college students explore God’s purpose for their lives and engage God’s world through vocational exploration, ethical inquiry, and civic engagement.   
All donations received by May 31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar through a special grant opportunity now available to the Muller Center – Vocation across the Academy Program!  Donations should be sent to:  Newberry College Institutional Advancement, 2100 College Street, Newberry SC 29108 - and noted "Vocation across the Academy."  For more details - or to discuss special gifts - please contact Whitney Metz, Asst. VP for Institutional Advancement (, 803-321-5694).
This love offering for the Muller Center - Vocation Across the Academy Program will create an ongoing opportunity for many young people to connect with God’s calling in their lives! 

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.