Matthew 5:17 “Let your light so shine”

Knowing we are all children of God, loved and forgiven, Nebraska Synod Youth Ministries are grounded in our baptismal promises. We challenge youth to let their light shine by raising disciples who know they matter, they belong, there is a place for them, and they have gifts to share. We do this through offering programs that equip, empower and challenge youth to become leaders, servants, and faithful followers of Christ as they explore their vocation and call and by empowering the adults who lead these youth with networking, resource sharing and tools to facilitate growth.


Click here for a detailed description of youth ministry programs in 2024/2025


Don’t miss out on the 2024/2025 Synod Youth Ministry Kick-off Event:

Live and Learn Fall Kick Off Event: Grades 6-12
Sunday, September 8, 2024
4:00-7:00 p.m.
$15/person for in person event, no charge on-line
What is a disciple?

Kick off your youth ministry year with the Nebraska Synod. Join us in person for food, fellowship, Bible Study and conversation. Or, gather with other youth groups near you or as your own youth group and share in a meal. Then, tune in on-line for Bible Study and conversation, to start thinking about leadership and to get a preview of upcoming events for the year.

Learn more about individual events and resources offered for youth and youth leaders in the Nebraska Synod:

Lyon Assembly

Lutheran Youth of Nebraska

Middle School Gathering

A Synod-wide day of Service

The Journey

An accompaniment trip for 9th - 12th grade youth to explore discipleship in the world

Dig Deep "Pop up" Events for middle and high school youth
Leadership Summit @ Assembly

9th - 12th Grade Youth

ELCA Youth Gathering

Happens every three years, and the next big event will be in July of 2024.

Check it out
Cross Generational Ministry

Cross+generational ministry is just what the name indicates—an opportunity for all ages to be forming faith together.

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Resources for Youth Leaders & Volunteers

Resources for those who are helping youth on their discipleship journey - curriculum, sample policies, books to read, etc.

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunities for youth ministry staff and volunteers.