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!




Prayer Labyrinth and Meditation Retreat

January 22-24, 2021
$308 per person, private rooms
McKanna-Sandrock Retreat Center

Download "Prayer Labyrinth and Meditation Retreat" Flyer HERE.

Start the new year by joining us for a weekend of prayer, meditation and contemplation at Lutheranch. Learn new techniques to help manage stress, improve mindfulness and strengthen your prayer life as you grow closer to God. The weekend will include opportunities for group meditation, silent reflection, prayer, yoga, and labyrinth building, ending with a worship service on Sunday morning. Each participant is asked to bring a small stone that has personal significance to contribute to the labyrinth.

This year we will focus on God in the midst of all that we experience, from times of joy to times of grief, isolation and uncertainty. Join us for the first time or return again to continue your journey. All are welcome.

Women of The Range

March 5-7, 2021
$379 double room, $429 single room
McKanna-Sandrock Retreat Center

Download "Women of the Range" Flyer HERE

Do you dream of being a cowgirl? Always wish you’d lived in the Wild West? Dust off your cowboy hat and put on your boots for a true western experience on the ranch. Women of all ages are invited to spend the weekend experiencing life on the range… while still living in comfort. Stay in the McKanna-Sandrock Retreat Center, with single or double accommodations. Wake up to the sounds of cattle lowing and donkeys braying in the nearby pastures. Enjoy breakfast and a fresh brewed cup of coffee from the “cowboy kitchen” on the porch, then head over to the barn to saddle up and ride the range. Try your hand at using the forge with our local farrier, make your own horsehair jewelry, and take some time for a little R&R in your room or relaxing in a rocking chair on the porch. End your days with chuckwagon dinners and conversation around the campfire. Bible study will focus on what it means to be “Branded by God” and we’ll wrap up the weekend with Cowboy Church at the barn on Sunday morning. Moderate mobility is recommended for this retreat, but no previous horse experience is needed.

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.