Check the calendar page for upcoming events related to Children, Youth, and Family Ministry. Do you have an event you would like to share on a synod-wide level? Contact Christine Fifield with details about the event.
Get ideas, connect, and share
ELCA Youth Ministry Network. Connect with other youth workers in the ELCA. Job listings, salary survey information, chat rooms, and discussions. Connect with ELCA Youth Minisry Network by joining their facebook group.
ELCA Camping Ministry Network. The official website for Lutheran Outdoor Ministry.
ELCA Region 3 Camping Network. Regional outdoor ministry network.
ELCA Colleges and Universities. The ELCA is in partnership with its 27 colleges and universities in settings where matters of learning and faith are engaged.
Faith Inkubators. New cutting-edge resources on family ministry, confirmation, and Total Family Sunday school.
Lutheran Youth Encounter. Information on Youth Encounter's resources.
Churchnoise.com. Local and regional Christian bands, schedules, and connections.
Adults Saving Kids. An organization whose mission is to prevent commercial sexual exploitation and bringing honor and accountability to all relationships.
Resources and Training
Lutheran Association of Christian Educators (LACE). A network of volunteers, professionals, and clergy. Find resources and support to enrich your ministry.
Luther Seminary’s Children, Youth, and Family Ministry Concentration. Integrates theology, theory, and practical leadership.
Vibrant Faith Ministries. Excellent new and practical resources on youth and family ministry, including Peer Ministry.
Youth Leadership. Youth ministry classes, emerging leader’s certification program, church consulting, seminars, and speaking.
The Center for Youth Ministries. Cutting edge training opportunities and certification schools from Wartburg Seminary in Iowa.
Lutheran Bible Institute. Undergraduate training in many forms of ministry; includes listings of churches seeking youth ministers.
The Young Lutheran. A section in The Lutheran magazine.
Youth Pastor.com. Resources for youth ministry professionals.
Youth Specialties Publishing. Some of the best youth ministry resources available. Check out the National Youthworker's Convention.
Faith building mission work for youth
Teen Serve, www.teenserve.org
Youth with a Mission, www.ywam-ma.org
ELCA Journeys for Youth, www.elca.org/dcm/camps
Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org
Group Workcamps, www.groupworkcamps.com