“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”
We are ALL God's children, no matter how old - or young! Children are welcome in our Sanctuary for all or part of the worship service. We even have a table with coloring pages up front!
Affirm is a Summer Youth Event of the ELCA Southeastern Synod held at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama. Affirm nurtures faith, equips youth leaders for today and tomorrow, and trains youth in discipleship skills. Affirm is for youth who have completed grades 6-12 and the Young Adult and Youth Ministry Institute (YAYMI) is held simultaneously with AFFIRM For college freshman and sophomores interested in exploring a call to youth ministry. Affirm is based on 10 different age appropriate leadership and discipleship units. Each of these units are staffed by small group leaders and a pair of unit directors. Youth will spend about 6 hours each day in experiential learning with games, skits, and discussion.
Cost is $450 per person. If you have a scholarship need, please indicate so towards the end of the registration process. We have synod youth scholarships available, such that every youth who wishes to attend a synod-sponsored youth event CAN DO SO.
Registration is now LIVE!!!
When you go to register, please carefully read the recommendations and helpful hints at the top of the form to help make your registration process as smooth as possible.
Now...all that's left is to REGISTER!!! www.sesyouth.org
The Southeastern Synod is home to Novus Way Ministries, which runs Lutheranch in Tallapooza, Georgia, Lutheridge in Arden, North Carolina, Lutherock in Boone, North Carolina and Luther Springs in Hawthorne, Florida. They offer Ski Trips, Confirmation Retreats, Family Weekends, Wild Women's Retreats, Create in Me Craft Weekends, Summer Camps and much more for youth and adults.
Registration for Summer Camps is now open!!
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 ELCA Youth 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.
An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.