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June 11-14, 2017
High school youth from ELCA congregations are invited to the Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event June 11-14 at Luther College in Decorah. This annual camp is designed to help high school youth learn how to become future leaders of the church. WIYLDE offers three tracks designed to give in-depth knowledge and training on a particular type of leadership. The teens will meet in small groups to discuss and put into action what they learn. More info here!
The youth and young adults in our congregations and communities are not our church of the future...they are a part of our church here and now! But often, we do not treat them like they are a part of our church family.
Looking for new ideas or advice for your youth group, give Lynn a call at 712.732.4968 ext. 448, she would love to share ideas with you and talk about other youth/young adult ideas or issues with you!
The Next ELCA Youth Gathering will be here soon!!
June 27th - July 1st, 2018
Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. More info here... Looking for another congregation to join with or to find out ways your congregation can be involved? If so, contact Lynn or Tracy Gayer!! Registration opens on September 15th, 2017!!
Outreach Nights for 6th-12th graders
Outreach nights are an opportunity for those in your 6th through 12th grade youth groups and beyond to join with other youth of all denominations from around the area to fellowship, grow in faith, and have fun together. An evening of outreach includes dinner, worship, a message, and of course, games!
Where: Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp When: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
How Much: $3 per person for food
Dates: Novermber 6, December 4, January 8
RSVP to Dan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-337-3306 ext. 119