Resources For Youth Ministry

Resources, forms, and documents for youth leaders and LYO groups.

ELCA Faith Lens Bible Studies

Faith Lens is a weekly Bible study for high school age youth that explores every moment of life in the context of our faith and God’s Word.

ELCA Movie Discussion Guides

So you want to have a discussion about a current movie with your youth group? Get up to date on the current copyright laws and find movie discussion guides at elca.org.

ELCA Youth Ministry Network

If we want our young people to have a faith that makes a difference in their daily lives, it is vital that we have trained and equipped faith-filled adults who can give them the tools (faith practices) to follow Jesus. The ELCA Youth Ministry Network exists to strengthen and empower adult youth ministry leaders in service to Christ as a part of God’s mission. The Extravaganza is their annual renewal, education, and networking conference for adults who work with youth in ELCA congregations.

Money Meaning and Faith

The Money, Meaning and Faith Event on Oct. 26th was just the beginning of our synod’s lifting up the resources of Nathan Dungan and his organization Share, Save, Spend. These resources are powerful tools for congregational groups, youth and family ministries, parents and households.

Peer Ministry Leadership

Peer Ministry Leadership is Good Samaritan Leadership, helping you develop caring, welcoming, and affirming skills to build everyday, everywhere relationships with youth and young adults. “You are not doing youth ministry until youth are doing ministry!”

Vibrant Faith

Vibrant Faith equips congregations, households and individuals to live a vibrant faith in Jesus Christ and share the Christian faith among all generations. They offer Biblically grounded and research-based training designed to inspire, energize and equip leaders, parents, pastors, the spiritually curious, youth workers and other caring adults.

WHEATYs Information Packet

A WHEATY is a high school (grade 9-12) student chosen to attend the Middle School Gathering as a peer minister to the Middle School youth.  Along with modeling Christian behavior at the gathering sessions (such as singing and dancing to Peder Eide!) a WHEATY walks along with someone who is feeling left out, listens to someone going through a […]

Youth Ministry Resources on elca.org

ELCA.org has a wide variety of resources, links, and program ideas for people working with children, youth, and young adult ministries.