Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

 

As the Southeastern Synod, we remain committed to sharing resources that aid you in your emotional wellness.

Here is a website that our Mental Health Task Force has begun to formulate as part of the 2019 Synod Assembly resolution regarding Mental Health Awareness:
Here are some documents and articles for your care in this difficult time.
  1. One-page flyer with several phone numbers for COVID-19 hotlines and "warmlines" to address some of your emotional care needs.
  2. This site contains several hotlines and links to state resources to the 4-state region of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
  3. The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) has curated resources on mindfulness, spirituality, and practical reflection during this COVID-19 pandemic. 
  4. Coping with COVID-19 - A Pyscho-Spiritual Approach
  5. Secondary Trauma, Burnout, Stress, and Self Care:  Opportunities and Challenges

Our friends in the Northern Texas - Northern Louisiana Synod have shared this helpful article:
  1. Societal Chaplaincy:  Preparing for the Storm to Come

Here are some resources from the Youth Ministry Institute specifically produced with YOUTH in mind:
  1. Supporting youth experiencing depression
  2. Grief in Times of Trauma

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.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!!!

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.