Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Youth and Family Resources

Looking for a position in youth or faith formation in a Southeastern Synod Congregation?  Check out the Southeastern Synods Classifieds for the most up to date job listings.

Looking for additional resources from the ELCA? Click here for the ELCA Resource page.


Looking for children's ministry resources? Check out Children's Ministry from Group here:




The ELCA Youth Ministry Network strengthens and empowers adult leaders of children, youth and family ministry in service to Christ.  To learn more about the ELCA Youth Ministry Network click here:


The ELCA Ministry Links Online is the go to place for additional resources for living a life of faith, with resources for households as well as Christian children and youth ministry. Click below to be directed to their page:

Lord Have Mercy Liturgy

Check out this liturgy written by Pastor Delmer Chilton and Pastor Joel Emerson of the Southeastern Synod-ELCA.  This liturgy is simple to use, written for all ages and all denominations can be found here.

Additional Retreat locations:

The New Ebenezer Family Retreat Center and Conference Center is located in Rincon, Georgia, near Historic Savannah and provides comfortable accommodations, an expansive conference facility, and heartfelt hospitality.  Learn more here.

Lutherwood Campground is located at Lake Allatoona, Georgia.  While this retreat center is not associated with the ELCA it is a private members only campground derived from members of various Lutheran churches through out the Metro Atlanta Area.  To learn more about campground rentals click here

Camp Agape' (near Raleigh, North Carolina) and Kure Beach (near Wilmington, North Carolina) provide year-round, "high comfort" retreat facilities and summer camping programs to all people.  To learn more about holding a retreat at either of these site click here.

Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center in Fort Valley, Virginia provies year-round retreat facilities.  To learn more about Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp click here.

Awanita Valley is located in Marietta, South Carolina and is open year-round and serves churches and Christian organizations from all denominations.  Learn more about Awanita Valley here.

Mission Trip - Preparing For 

Mission Trips - Short and Long Term


Drew Benton SafeHouse Outreach ATLANTA belize, jamaica – Southern California Memphis, TN  -Mississippi Coast  California/Mexico- Lutheran Group Christian Outreach International Reach Work Camps  Latin American Mission (Volunteers in Medical Missions) Operation Kid-to-Kid Forward Edge Serving In Mission Africa  Teams Commissioned for Christ International Christian Appalachian Project International Family Missions Greater Europe Mission Youth on Mission - Appalachian Western NC Ashville, NC  Miami, FL Nolensville, TN

Youth with a Mission – Costa Rica, 506-267-7063 (Southern Baptist) Memphis, TN (Baptist) Lutheran Border Immersion - EL Paso, TX Transformational world Ministries - San Diego/Mexico Weaverville, NC 888-254-1710

Service Project Ideas  Ronald McDonald House Pop Tab Collection Information International Justice Mission (Lutheran World Relief)  (grants – See  list of agencies that receive ELCA monies for their ministries) (Lutheran Peace Fellowship) (Hunger) (Operation Christmas Child - Christmas Shoe Boxes – Franklin Graham)

Resources for Youthworkers on Racism: