YOUTH

Event Information

To find out more about the 2022 Gathering in Houston, including the theme, guiding principles, frequently asked questions and more, please check the national gathering site.

Your District Coordinator is Cindy Hammerstrom.  You can reach her at cindy@flgadistrict.org or 407-258-5042.  Cindy is planning the FLGA District event, thinking about District shirts, and connecting congregations who might want to team up.

Click here to view the FLGA District webpage for the 2022 LCMS Gathering!

Who: FLGA District Middle School Youth
What: Servant Event Camp
When: June 19-24, 2022
Why: Grow in God’s Word, Serve Others, Fellowship and Fun with Lutheran Youth
Cost: Registration – $459 per Youth, April 1-30, 2022,
$484 per Youth after April 30
$275 for chaperones
 
The Details
·  Middle School Youth Group members from FLGA churches (plus one chaperone per congregation) will spend one week at Camp Luther Springs. Counselors from the camp will lead the daily activities. Drew Boggs, a DCE Intern serving at St. Paul in Lakeland, will lead daily Bible studies.
·  Chaperones are needed for transportation to the camp and off-site servant events. They will not be responsible for organizing or leading activities but will be present to help as needed. A minimum of one chaperone per group is required.
·  Middle School youth will sleep in cabins with a Luther Springs camp counselor. Chaperones will stay in hotel style rooms.
 
Schedule
·  Groups should arrive Sunday at 4:00. After registration, there will be dinner and a swim test followed by open swim time.
·  Monday is spent at camp with team building and challenge course activities.
·  Tuesday –Thursday mornings will be at various locations for servant event projects, with afternoon activities at camp.
·  Attendees depart after lunch on Friday
 
COVID protocols:
Protocols are still in development for this summer. Below are the protocols used last summer.
·  Weekly COVID tests for all staff
·  Masks were not required outside
·  Cabin groups did not have to mask when together inside
·  When multiple groups were inside, masks were worn
 
To Register:
·  All attendees (youth and chaperones) complete the health form
·  Email completed forms to Luther Springs at awest@novusway.org
 
Questions:
Jennifer Tanner: 407-857-5556 or jtanner@flgadistrict.org
Cindy Hammerstrom: 407-258-5042 or chammerstrom@flgadistrict.org

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More information about on-going servant event opportunities are available here

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