July 6, 2016

Servants: “We Are All Related”

SD2016Logo “Mitakuye Oyas’in” — We Are All Related.   Our SEPA Servants at the Rosebud Lakota Reservation are now at work. After an orientation to Native American culture and language, the crews spent Tuesday (July 5) doing demolition, landscape clean-up, and sorting thrift store donations at the Tree of Life warehouse. The day camp had 15...

Read More →

March 7, 2016

Youth Ignite Service at Helping Hands Day

ignite1 Youth and adults from across our Synod will fan the flames of service to our neighbors on Helping Hands Day:  Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. This year’s theme is Ignite – hearkening back to the story of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit’s coming among us in power and fire. We’ll...

Read More →

March 6, 2015

Harvey Cedars Lutheran Youth Retreat

3/6/15 early evening through-3/8/15 early afternoon Starting as a Confirmation retreat more than 20 years ago led by a few pastors, this retreat has grown to about 300 6th through 12 grade youth and youth leaders that  take over the Havey Cedars Bible Conference Retreat center located on Long Beach Island, NJ, directly on the...

Read More →

November 13, 2014

Molly Beck Dean Accepts ELCA Position

Molly Beck Dean, Assistant to the Bishop and Youth Ministry Specialist, has accepted a position as director of the ELCA Youth Gathering, effective in January. “Molly’s love for our young people, her attention to equipping adult leaders, her creativity, courage and her deep spirituality have touched thousands of young lives during her 12 years as...

Read More →

July 20, 2014

Costa Rica Servant Trip

June 28, 2014

Boston Servant Trip 2014

We are thrilled to announce that our synod’s next urban servant trip will be to Boston, Massachusetts. Boston is a beautiful, East Coast city, known for its rich history, vibrant colleges and universities and diverse urban culture.  Set against that image is a climbing poverty rate and a widening of the gap between the rich and...

Read More →

May 14, 2014

Ignorance is Not Bliss

socialicons Social Media for Adults Who Care about Youth Summary of an Assembly 2014 Forum led by Molly Beck Dean, Assistant to the Bishop/Youth Ministry Specialist. Contact Molly by email to arrange a presentation in your area.   Factoid:  80% of internet-using teens say they are active with social media, engaging with it on a regular...

Read More →

April 26, 2014

Helping Hands Day

January 28, 2014

Practice Discipleship Continues March 29

Practice_Discipleship_Logo_VERT_CLR The final Practice Discipleship workshop will be Saturday, March 29, 10 am to 3 pm, at St. Luke, Devon. The topics are “Working Together in Solidarity” and “Going Public.” The sessions will explore how our language and cultural assumptions engage the Gospel.

January 25, 2014

Practice Discipleship – Inculturating the Gospel & When Necessary Use Words

Inculturating the Gospel & When Necessary Use Words is the second training session for Practice Discipleship. This is an opportunity for all congregational leaders to embrace a time to be faithful, thoughtful and intentional for ministry in the 21st Century. Learn more and register at https://community.ministrylink.org/practicediscipleship. For more information download the flyer – PracticeDiscipleship Inculturating the Gospel: The gospel...

Read More →

January 2, 2014

SHYG Registration Open

SHYG14Broken Registration is now open for the 2014 Senior High Youth Gathering (SHYG), which will take place Feb. 21-23 at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia. To learn more visit the SHYG web page at http://bit.ly/SHYG2014.

November 11, 2013

Youth Ministry Networking Lunch

Spending time with other youth ministers is an invaluable support in our work with young people. You are invited to join other youth workers from our synod for a time of fellowship, food, networking, prayer, conversation, a devotion and renewal. The locations of the monthly networking luncheon change each month. The luncheons are generally held from 12:30...

Read More →

October 31, 2013

Making a Difference, One Life at a Time

SD13Logo In late June, 111 Lutherans traveled halfway across the country to be of service to descendants of an ancient culture. Eager to make a difference in whatever ways they could, these youth and adults arrived east of Rapid City, South Dakota at Rosebud Reservation, home to the Lakota tribe. The group—representing 19 churches of the...

Read More →

October 15, 2013

Youth Ministry Networking

Spending time with other youth ministers is an invaluable support in our work with young people. You are invited to join other youth workers from our synod for a time of fellowship, food, networking, prayer, conversation, a devotion and renewal. The locations of the monthly networking luncheon change each month. The luncheons are generally held from 12:30...

Read More →

October 11, 2013

Junior High Youth Gathering 2013

Plan now to join us for MIssion 1517: Reformation Then & Now as we explore the life and ministry of Martin Luther, what the Reformation meant to the world in the 1500s and how youth and adults today can also be reformers.  The dates for JYG are October 11 & 12 or 12 & 13. JYG...

Read More →

Learn More

Contact:

For more information about Synod programs and communications, or for help with communications issues in your congregation, contact:
Bob Fisher
Assistant to the Bishop for Communication and Mission Interpretation
267.323.3743
rfisher@sepa.org

News Categories