Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry


Survey says…..Resourceful Servants is for you!

Recent research has shown:
  • Roughly 3 out of every 4 American adults regularly worries about their financial health (National Foundation for Credit Counseling).
  • Nearly 80 percent of Americans regularly live paycheck to paycheck (CareerBuilder), and
  • Approximately 1/3 of Americans have no retirement savings whatsoever (Etrade)
Sound familiar? If so, Resourceful Servants is for you! Yes. Really. This is for YOU, our rostered minister! Through Resourceful Servants, the ELCA will match your dedicated emergency or retirement savings.
Wait… that’s like free money. Yes! Check it out  
Deadline is October 15!
Contributions to a dedicated emergency savings account with the ELCA Federal Credit Union are matched dollar for dollar up to $50 per month, for a period of up to two years. At the end of two years, recipients’ emergency savings accounts will contain up to $2,400 ($1,200 in individual contributions and $1,200 in matching contributions). Matching funding is provided through generous donations from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and the ELCA Mission Investment Fund.
“When I think of accumulating $1,000 or $2,000 for something ‘nonessential’, it seems daunting. Resourceful Servants has broken down the task into manageable amounts of just $50 per month.”
Recipients’ increased individual contributions of $600 to their ELCA retirement plan accounts with Portico are matched dollar for dollar, for a period of one-year. For the average ELCA rostered minister, the estimated value of this total investment at retirement is over $4,000. Matching funding is provided through generous donations from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., and the employees and trustees of Portico Benefit Services.
“I see this as being able to practice what I preach. One trusting in God to provide for your needs even when all you see is a financial struggle. Also, that as a good financial steward, I can teach good financial stewardship for others who find themselves in difficult waters.”
Yes. This program is for you.

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.