Wartburg Youth Leadership School (WYLS)
Wartburg Youth Leadership School is a six day school in which youth will gather for an ultimate faith journey as they share adventure, service, study, music, and worship. Held on the campus of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, WYLS participants consider the ULTIMATE YOU: Who claims You? Who Calls You? Who Sends You? Through the setting of an intentional Christian community, the youth are challenged to live out the Gospel and ask themselves, “How am I being called to lead?” Click here for a printable WYLS flyer.
Which 3 Youth Will You Nominate?
Do you have youth in your congregation that may already be leaders, or who have leadership potential? Please nominate them for WYLS. You may nominate up to three youth who have completed 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Click here for an online nomination form.
Calling high school students!
Calling students interested in learning, praying, playing, exploring, and worshiping with other high schoolers for three weeks! Calling students excited to serve others.By Pr. Kimberly Knowle-Zeller, Christ and Trinity Lutheran Church, Sedalia, Mo
The Summer Seminary Sampler program is a residential program at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, that encourages young adults to participate in service projects, explore vocational options in Christ’s church, and think theologically. Students come together for three weeks to serve, reflect on their faith in classes and seminars, and experience community.
Since 1999, Sampler has been blessing high schoolers with a deeper understanding of their gifts in the world. I took part in the sampler program its first year and found a home with other high schoolers who were excited about God, loved asking questions, and enjoyed serving others. I learned about call and vocation, and knew that whatever I decided to do with my life, I was called by God.
Now after a decade of continued learning and discerning, from college to Peace Corps and back to Trinity Seminary, I am privileged to share the Sampler experience with the youth in the church I serve. Caitlyn Craig, Mitch Morenz, and Alex Eppenauer have traveled to from Sedalia, Mo. to Columbus for three weeks to be Samplarians. The energy and faithfulness they have brought back to the congregation has been invaluable; the leaders of the church have been equipped to share their gifts!
Check out the sampler website for next summer (June 9-29 or July 7-27)
Or call 614-235-4136 for more info.
ELCA National Youth Gathering
The following images and video are from the Central States Synod staff and from the ELCA. For additional information and media, please visit www.elca.org/gathering
Synod Coordinator: Mindy Tillberg, email@example.com
ELCA Youth Gathering Website: http://www.elca.org/ELCA/Youth-Gathering.aspx
CSS webpage: http://css-elca.org/ministries/youth/