Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry


Theme - “Spirit of Peace”

Trinity LC
705 Wilson Ave
Tullahoma, TN

November 11-12, 2023
For youth in 6th - 12th grade

Cost: $40 per person

Agenda will be available soon

(While "Tennessee" is in the title of this event, we welcome ALL youth in 6th - 12th grade!)

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Registration will be through our GROUP registration form.  Once you've complete you're registration, you can click on your confirmation link to update your information.

Payment is accepted online or by check. 

If paying by CHECK, please mail to ELCA Southeastern Synod, Attn:  All TN 2023, PO Box 400, Decatur, GA 30031

One of our smaller multi-cultural congregations has members mostly on fixed incomes. They constantly fear financial insecurity and the pandemic has now added health concerns. Unable to worship physically together and with limited access to technology, they worry now too about their ability to continue as a congregation. One of our refugee ministries, especially vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic, is funded partially by donations from other congregations. This funding is always inconsistent, but has now significantly reduced.  

$70K has been distributed by the Southeastern Synod during this pandemic to help relieve the financial burdens that these two congregations and 17 others are experiencing. These funds have been used to pay salaries, continue community feeding and housing programs, and provide access to health care. In the midst of this pandemic, God’s abundance is experienced through the generosity of those in the wider ELCA who have provided our synod with $30K in grants, and the Synod's Strategic Initiative Fund (SIF) for the other $40K. The SIF has been funded by primarily Holy Closures of congregations in our synod. Thanks be to God!

Twenty-one congregations began a new online stewardship offering called Beginning a Culture of Generosity, a six session ZOOM program led by Pastor Mike Ward, partner at GSB and longtime ELCA pastor and former VP of Advancement at Novus Way. In our first session, we talked about the powerful impact of sharing God’s love through a story (huge!), God’s abundance in all things, whether statements of intent are a thing of the past (No! Commitments are critical), and how a significant part of the year’s giving is done in the last weeks of the calendar year (35%!).
In addition to this course, Pr. Mike Ward will spend Sunday afternoon, October 18 at 3:00pm EDT with the synod as part of our October Faith Formation Days. His presentation is entitled With Glad and Generous Hearts:  a Look at Stewardship of Self, Congregation, and Church. All are welcome to attend! Register at

The 2020 Stewardship Kaleidoscope is virtual this year and provides Real Tools for Real Ministry! The mission is to ignite generosity, give practical tools for cultivating generosity, expand the leadership capacity of those who lead stewardship initiatives, and cultivate adaptive approaches for funding Christ’s mission. Hear from leading thinkers exploring the opportunities for growth in stewardship even in the midst of profound social change, including Eric Barreto, Bonnie Ives Marden, and Bruce Reyes-Chow. All are welcome to attend. More information is available at

Need some new resources for your stewardship program? Check out the following Finally, please reach out and share with us where you see God at work in your community and in your life. We'd love to hear from you and share your story.

Check out our ALL TN Lutheran Youth Gathering ARCHIVE