2022 ALL TENNESSEE LUTHERAN YOUTH GATHERING
Theme - "What is AGAPE?" (What is Love?)
St. Timothy LC
650 East Main Street
November 12-13, 2022
For youth in 6th - 12th grade
Cost: $40 per person
(While "Tennessee" is in the title of this event, we welcome ALL youth in 6th - 12th grade!)
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 2022, PO Box 400, Decatur, GA 30031
The Christian Community and Leadership Home Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America welcomes Rev. Derrick Rice as the new director of the Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta (LTCA). Rev. Rice will be part of the CCL Education for Leadership team and will begin in his role on September 13, 2021. A native Chicagoan, Rev. Rice has been a long-time pastor, activist, civic leader, and organizer in Atlanta.
Rev. Rice is senior pastor of Sankofa United Church of Christ Atlanta, GA, and recently worked with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. He has experience in policy and legislative procedures and has developed various social justice programs and networks. Rev. Rice is co-founder of Let us Make Man Atlanta, an organization that trains and empowers Black men to transform the Black family and community, and worked in the Westcare Foundation of Chicago, lL., an organization that developed re-entry programs for incarcerated males preparing to re-enter family and community realities. He has experience in creating and implementing programs aimed to equip and improve the lives of the African-American community.
As director of the Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta, Rev. Rice will lead and recruit participants for non-degree and degree programs in theological education and spiritual growth among rostered leaders, candidates for rostered ministry, and lay leaders with an intentional focus on African Descent pedagogies and in the development of African Descent leaders and communities. He will work closely with the Center’s Board of Directors, Bishops and ELCA theological institutions of the region, and the CCL Education for Leadership team.
Rev. Rice has a Masters in Divinity, with concentrations in homiletics and world religions, from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta where he graduated in 2004 with honors.