Save the Date: Called 2 Serve 2018!

Mark your calendars!  Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ's next Called 2 Serve youth event will take place July 17-20, 2018 at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.   A total of 300 people attended our 2016 Called 2 Serve event, which featured workshops, service projects, keynote speakers, an ice cream social, and a concert by the Christian rock group Remedy Drive.  (You can read a full recap ... [...]

Grand View University Welcomes LCMC for Called 2 Serve Youth Event

High school students and youth group leaders from across the nation headed to Grand View University in Des Moines last month to take part in our 2016 summer youth event, Called 2 Serve.  According to Cathy Nichol, LCMC’s administrative assistant, a total of 300 people from 32 different LCMC congregations attended the four day event, which was designed to help strengthen the ministry of the local church by giving students a ... [...]

Service: A Central Part of Our Gatherings!

Dear Friends, “Service” is becoming a central part of our gatherings! This year for our Called 2 Serve youth event, which takes place July 19-22 at Grand View University in Des Moines, one of the service projects is again working with Meals from the Heartland. In order to reach our goal, we need about $10,000 to have 140 young people package meals for two hours, which would amount to about 50,000 meals.  At our ... [...]

Why an LCMC Youth Event?

The best people to witness to other youth are the youth that we already have. The local church must do what they are able to train and equip youth to be disciples to their own generation. One of the best ways to do that is to build mentor relationships with mature Christian adults who can mentor youth in the development of their relationship with Jesus. [...]

2016 Event Registration Deadlines

If you're headed to one of our spring or summer events, don't forget to register. These deadlines will he here before you know it! Called 2 Serve registration ends March 1. Early Bird Registration for the Leadership Conference ends February 29. Register today! [...]

Pre-Register Now for Called 2 Serve

Registration is now open for Called 2 Serve, our 2016 youth event featuring keynote speakers, breakout sessions, service projects, mixers and an outdoor concert featuring christian rock group Remedy Drive. The event is designed to help strengthen the ministry of the local church by giving high schoolers a vision of what is possible in their own church and local community.  Participants will have a chance to meet other high schoolers ... [...]

Our DNA: Sunday and Monday Recap

This week, 744 people from the U.S. and abroad traveled to Frisco, TX for the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ 15th Annual Gathering.  The theme this year was “Our DNA”.   The event kicked off on Sunday night with dinner and an opening worship service featuring Pr. Becky Hand from Life in Grace Lutheran Church of Odessa, TX and the worship team from Martin Luther Lutheran Church of Giddings, TX. ... [...]

2016 Youth Gathering: Save the Date!

At our 2014 Annual Gathering, it was decided that we should have a National Youth Gathering.  I have been meeting with a team of volunteers; we have proposed our ideas to the Board of Trustees and they have approved the following proposal: Theme:  Called 2 Serve Purpose:  To strengthen the ministry of the local church Location:  Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa Dates:  July 19-22, ... [...]

LCMC Staff Welcomes Photo Submissions for 2014 Annual Gathering Book

How has your congregation been "in Mission for Christ" over the past year?  Whether you've organized a creative fundraiser to help raise money for our meal packaging project, traveled abroad on a mission trip, or put together a program to help reach out to the people in your very own community, we want to hear about it!    For the next several weeks, our staff is inviting all "LCMC-ers" to send us ... [...]

Youth Encounter President Larry Johnson Announces His Retirement

March 14, 2014 – St. Paul, Minn. – After forty years of leadership, Rev. Dr. Larry Dean Johnson announces his retirement as president of Youth Encounter. Under Johnson’s leadership, Youth Encounter has reached millions of youth worldwide with the saving message of the Gospel and has developed more than 1,100 professional church leaders through its team ministry program.“Larry has given his ministry life to this ... [...]

Lutheran Youth Take the Urban Plunge

Over the past eight years, groups of youth from Lutheran churches all over the country have gone to love the poor, serve the homeless and care for their communities; trading in their weekends and vacations of relaxing, catching up on homework, and enjoying their comfortable nights in front of the television, to take the Plunge. The Urban Plunge; forty eight hours of working with the poor; feeding the homeless, visiting the jail; and serving, ... [...]

National Lutheran Youth Event Makes an Impact

History and future converged in June as 350 young Lutherans gathered in the historic St. Louis Union Station to investigate their roles as stewards of faith in the church and the wider world.  Impact, Youth Encounter’s third annual national high school youth event, brought together people representing 27 states for four days of praise, service, and learning in downtown St. Louis.With Ephesians 4:12 as a focus, Impact worked to ... [...]


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