Youth Ministry

Y4Life High School Leadership Retreat at Camp Lakeview

Preparation. That was the theme of the weekend. And that’s exactly what students from Lutheran High School in Indianapolis, Indiana; Trinity Lutheran High School in Seymour, Indiana; and Lutheran North in St. Louis, Missouri, came to do: Propose. Plan. Prepare. Twenty participants arrived at Camp Lakeview in Seymour, Indiana, on Friday, March 6. Some were… Read more »

Why We March (A Reflection on the March for Life)

Some are saying this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. was record breaking. In fact, rough estimates claim over 500,000 people showed up. I don’t know if that number is true, but I can tell you that I have never seen more people present in one place in my entire life. Priests and pastors… Read more »

A New Twist on Traditional Confirmation

Consistent confirmation participation is on the rise at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Avon, Indiana—and for good reason. The church now offers supplemental video confirmation instruction online, and kids and parents alike are engaging in the lessons on a daily basis. The new approach has required a committed video team, a brand-new set of student… Read more »

Students Participate in March for Life

Concordia Lutheran High School students head to Washington On January 19th, students from Concordia Lutheran High School will be participating in the March for Life in Washington DC. The 45th annual March for Life is in response to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Mark Dolde and Karolyn Dillman act as advisors for… Read more »

2016 National Youth Gathering

The National LCMS 2016 Youth Gathering will be held on Saturday, July 16 – Wednesday, July 20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The theme for this year is “In Christ Alone The Indiana District has tips on getting ready to go!  District T Shirts are available, order now!  Plan to attend the District Event on Tuesday, July 19th.  Click… Read more »

Higher Things 2016

Held annually, Higher Things is a youth conference intended to assist parents, pastors, and congregations in cultivating, encouraging, and promoting a distinctively Lutheran identity among their youth and young adults. The theme for this year’s conference is “Bread of Life”. There are 3 Higher Things Conferences scheduled in 2016. The dates and locations are as follows: June 28… Read more »

Indiana District Youth Gathering

The Indiana District Youth Gathering is an annual high school youth gathering, sponsored by the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. It’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for youth to gathering in fellowship, worship Jesus, grow in their faith, and use their God-given gifts for service. The 2015 gathering was held at Emmaus… Read more »

Junior High Rally 2016

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Junior High Rallies! The dates are September 16-17 for Camp Lakeview in the south, and September 17-18 for Camp Lutherhaven in the north. The theme for this year’s rally is “Identify” based on 1 Corinthians 6:17 which says, “But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in… Read more »