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District Mission Emphasis for 2012-2015:

660 Mason Ridge Center Drive
Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63141
Ph: 314.590.6200
Fax: 314.590.6201

Leadership Training

You are not doing youth ministry until youth are doing the ministry.
High School Peer Ministry Training – Feb. 14-16, 2014, at Sojourn Retreat Center and Heit’s Point.
College Peer Ministry Training – Feb. 14-16, 2014, at St. Paul’s Lutheran High School, Biltz Hall

Registration form
   Medical Form     

Peer Ministry Training (PMT) Registration Form

Yes, I want to attend Peer Ministry Training!





City, State, ZIP:

Phone: ( ) Email address:

Male   Female T-shirt size:   Small-2XL (Youth Only) Grade:    Age:  


I am registering for:


   Peer Ministry Training 1   Peer Ministry Training 2 at   Heit’s Point or    Sojourn Center


Congregation Name and City:

Mail registration form and $75 fee (please make checks payable to the Missouri District) to:
Missouri District LCMS – Peer Ministry Training, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63141-8557

Questions? Please email: and $75 fee (payable to the Missouri District) is due by Feb. 1, 2014.



Looking for a great youth ministry leadership opportunity? Peer Ministry Training (PMT) is an opportunity to come together with high school youth and youth counselors who want to learn additional/intentional skills in counseling/discipleship to serve in their youth ministry – in their congregation, their school, their community and their family. The Missouri District Family Life and Youth Board invites you and/or your youth to Peer Ministry Training Feb. 14-16, 2014, at the Sojourn Retreat Center, St. Louis, Mo., or at Heit’s Point in Lincoln, Mo.
This year’s Peer Ministry Training consists of Peer Ministry Training 1 (offered at both locations).
The entry level course is designed to teach participants:

Quality training in caring skills

Commitment to growth in faith and values

Christian service to other people

Welcoming others

Listening with care

How to ask questions

Help bring the hope of Christ into the lives of their peers

Peer Ministry Training 2 (only at the Sojourn Center): The follow-up course to Peer Ministry Training. Participants must have been through PMT 1. The focus of PMT 2 is:

Learning how to validate others
How to deal with sensitive issues
Discovering our spiritual gifts
Learning to share our faith and personal faith stories

Our training teams will be led by Rev. Gene Wyssmann, assistant to the president for Family Life and Youth Ministry, and Rev. Mark Martin and Christina Stackle, members of the Missouri District Board for Family Life and Youth. The members of the teaching teams are certified instructors in Peer Ministry.

Your cost for the entire weekend is $75 per person. The actual cost for the training is more than $200 per person which includes staff, materials, housing and meals. However, the Missouri District Board for Family Life and Youth Ministry is providing funds to pay the balance per person for youth and counselors.

Medical forms should be brought to the training and NOT sent to the district office with your registration.

Please duplicate forms as needed. Call us at (314) 590-6217 or email for more information.
Registration suggestion:  A team of two or three youth and an adult leader is ideal. Individuals who come alone may find themselves missing the support needed to grow together and support one another at home.

Peer Ministry Training is an outstanding experience with great training/leadership teams and great youth and counselors coming together to learn, grow and serve. Share this opportunity with everyone in your youth ministry.

Tentative Schedule for PMT


6:30 p.m. Registration and Check-in
7:00 PMT Session 1
8:30 Break
9:00 PMT Session 2
10:30 Fellowship, get to know you time
11:30 Lights out!


8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Devotion
9:00 PMT Session 3
10:30 Break
10:45 PMT Session 4
12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:45 Free time or scheduled outdoor activity
3:00 PMT Session 5
5:00 Dinner
5:30 Free time or scheduled activity
6:30 PMT Session 6
8:30 Free time or scheduled activity
10:30 Evening worship
11:30 Lights out!


8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Devotion
9:00 PMT Session 7
10:30 Break
10:45 PMT Session 8
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 PMT Session 9
2:30 Free time or scheduled activity
3:30 PMT Session 10
5:00 Clean up, pack up, load cars
5:30 Dinner
6:00 Commissioning and Sending
7:00 Depart for home













    Connect Conferences are held annually in the fall. Check back for more information.


Please contact Gene Wyssmann for information on Leadership Training.

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