Youth and family ministry relies on a network of faithful and hardworking youthworkers:
Youthworkers are congregational volunteers.
Youthworkers are pastors.
Youthworkers are congregational staff.
Youtworkers are parents.
Youthworkers accompany, mentor, and witness faith formation to the generation of children and youth, who are growing into their own powers as children of God, and disciples of Jesus in their congregations, homes, communities, and the world. In this synod we value our network of youthworkers, and offer a variety of continuing education and networking events. This page offers links to a number of these resources.
Events + Resources + Links
Families welcome to attend
Youthworkers Picnic & Crabfest
This day is really designed as a way to say thank-you to all of you who faithfully serve in faith formation and accompaniment with our children and youth. Youthworkers are welcome to bring their spouse/partners and families. There is no charge to attend, but we do take a free-will offering to help support our synod’s Youth Ministry Endowment Fund*.*This fund helps to insure that youth ministry will continue to be a priority in this synod, even as budget constraints further reduces the ministries we can fund annually.
Stay tuned for details regarding the futre for this event in the wake of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Youthworkers Picnic Flyer
Moses Kavishe: Recipient
2018 Youth Ministry Servant Award
Pastor Hal Fox: Recipient
2017 Youth Ministry Servant Award
Certificate in Congregational Faith Formation
formerly Youth Ministry Certification School
This course is offered over a seven month period, in two-day increments, affording the congregational volunteer working in a full-time secular vocation, to attend without losing too many vacation days in one calendar year. The course includes theological, practical and theoretical training in developing a comprehensive congregational faith formation ministry. Alumni of the course develop a one-year plan for implementing an integrated faith formation strategy. Course tuition is $2,500.00, and a new course launches every fall. For more details on the 2019-2020 course, and to learn how to register, visit: https://www.unitedlutheranseminary.edu/academics/certificate-programs/certificate-in-congregational-faith-formation/