YOUTH

Event Information

After two years of cancellation due to the pandemic, the Middle School Youth Gathering will be back in-person in 2022!

The gathering will be held at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center on November 4-6 with the theme Living Hope based on 1 Peter 1:3. Learn more about the speaker, Tanner Olson, and the band, The Birdsongs, by visiting the MSYG webpage

Servant events for Middle and High School students typically happen during the summer. Check back for more information.

A Retreat for All Teachers & Commissioned Ministers — Presented by DOXOLOGY and the LCMS Office of National Mission
October 7 – 9, 2022 • Christian Retreat Conference Center – Bradenton, FL

The “Take Heart!” respite retreats invite all teachers and church workers to step away for a few days. The retreat will provide rest and renewal for all dedicated teachers and commissioned ministers who have served faithfully throughout and beyond COVID challenges. The goal is to serve the servants and have them return to their schools and parishes refreshed for the work God has given them to do.
 
The LCMS Office of National Mission fully funds these retreats; there is no cost for participants to attend!
 

Simple Bible Study

Simple Bible Study is a resource providing everything a leader needs to facilitate a short Bible study and discussion. Although it is created with youth in mind, the videos can also be used with adult groups.

Check back each month for the latest video or search through the bank of previous studies for a variety of topics that can be used throughout the year.

Click here to view the Simple Bible Study details.

District Youth Ministry Council

The purpose of the District Ministry Youth Council is to equip, empower and engage the youth of the church for the lives of Christian Discipleship.

The Florida Georgia District values the importance of youth ministry. This is evident in youth ministry staff at the District level, the equipping of volunteers to lead events for youth, and programs that have been put together to help youth grow in their relationship to God and service to others. The District Youth Ministry Council has been appointed by President Walton and established to coordinate youth ministry efforts in the district. The DYMC will equip, empower, and engage the youth of the church for lives of Christian discipleship. To ensure that the purpose of the Florida Georgia District ministry is carried out, the DYMC will accomplish this by assessing the needs of the youth of the church, developing a plan of action based on the assessed needs, implementing the plan, and evaluating the results.

Jeremy Becker

Chair DCE

St. Paul, Weston, FL

Megan Skelton

DCE

St. Lukes, Oviedo, FL

Rev. Cris Escher

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Grace, Port St. Lucie

Nick Moss

DCE

St. Paul, Lakeland, FL

Kami Jo Mogelvang

DCE

Grace, Naples, FL

Have questions? Need answers? Please contact:

Jennifer Tanner

Director of Schools & Youth

Cindy Hammerstrom

Assistant to Jennifer Tanner