Youth Resources

LCMS Youth Ministry

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Youth Ministry faithfully leads, serves, resources and networks youth and adults — working through LCMS districts and congregations — with Christ and His gifts at the heart and center of everything.

Oklahoma District Youth Ministry Facebook Group

Youth leaders can stay informed and connected to LCMS Youth Ministry events in the Oklahoma District. 

youthESource

youthESource.com provides Jesus-centered resources for those at work with youth in the Lutheran congregation and beyond. New resources, articles and blog posts are added every week.

Lutheran Youth Fellowship

Lutheran Youth Fellowship empowers youth to use their gifts to serve His people as they share their Christian faith, and LYF equips youth to develop leadership skills. Our annual leadership training event is facilitated by the teen LYF Leadership Team. The event makes use of leadership resources developed to give teens the tools they need to mature in their faith, become leaders in their congregations, and reach out to their peers with the love of Christ.

LCMS Servant Events

LCMS Servant Events equip God’s people to grow in their faith while sharing Christ and helping others. Service opportunities are available for a week or weekend.

LCMS Youth Gathering

Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.  During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO. More than 20,000 youth and adults from all 35 districts and 13 countries joined together in Minneapolis in July 2019 for the 14th triennial LCMS Youth Gathering. The next Gathering is set for 2022 in Houston.

Higher Things

The mission of Higher Things® is to assist parents, pastors, and congregations in cultivating a distinctly Lutheran identity among their youth and young adults. Higher Things® is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

LCMS U

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Campus Ministry works through LCMS U, an initiative to connect and support Lutheran students as they head off to college and face countless challenges to their biblical worldview, doctrine, ethics and practices.

Lutheran Young Adult Corps

Lutheran Young Adult Corps provides opportunities for young adults (18-26) to grow in a community of faith and service through long-term, full-time service in urban ministry settings.

LCMS Young Adult Ministry

LCMS Young Adult Ministry empowers youth to reach out to their peers with the love and light of Christ. Resources include youth-authored Blogs, podcasts, and volunteer opportunities.