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St. Louis, MO 63141
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Lutheran Youth Fellowship Teams

Lutheran Youth Fellowship is a resource of the DCS Youth Ministry Office to support youth group ministry in The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and to promote leadership skill development in teenagers.

The Missouri District Lutheran Youth Fellowship (LYF) Team gives high school youth, who are members of LCMS churches in our District, the opportunity to grow in their service to the church and in their leadership in youth ministry.  Each year, we bring four new young people on board as our seniors leave us to step into the future God has planned for them.  These four new young people must currently be in their freshman year of high school You are invited to nominate a young person from your congregation to serve in this important capacity.

The LYF Team serves as the teen leadership team at several District ministry events: a spring and fall junior high youth retreat, a senior high gathering, a teen leadership initiative workshop, and other youth events as necessary.  Many of these events are weekend-long and attendance by the LYF Team is expected at them – so please keep that in mind when nominating a young person.

Priority in selection will go to those young people who exhibit maturity in Christian character, exhibit leadership qualities, and are able to attend the various ministry event described above.  A young person’s ability to have a flexible schedule and occasionally miss a day of school is considered an asset by the selection committee.

Other personal qualities highly sought are growing faith in Jesus Christ, a lifestyle that reflects the teachings and beliefs of our Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, a passion to be involved in youth ministry, the demonstrated ability to work with other youth and adults, and a positive, enthusiastic spirit.  Benefits of selection to the team are wide-ranging, and include exposure to and participation in the work of the church at large, growth in leadership skills, and opportunities to share Christ with other youth.

Nomination forms and three letters of reference are due to Sue Stiegemeyer no later than May 1st 2014.  The forms are available on the Missouri District website at on the Youth and Family page.  You may e-mail them to Sue at:; or you may mail them to her at: Sue Stiegemeyer, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 223 West Adams, Jackson, MO 63755.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, you may contact Sue at the e-mail above, or call her at 573-243-2236.   

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