Youth & Family Ministry
Events, support and resources to help congregations offer robust ministries
for youth, young adults and families.
ELCA Youth Gathering 2018
June 27-July 1, 2018
Congregations from the Northeastern Iowa Synod are getting ready for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston. Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders gather for a week of faith formation at 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.
The theme for the 2018 Gathering will be “This Changes Everything,” based on Ephesians 2:8: “By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”
June 11-14, 2017
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
High school youth are invited to the Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event at Decorah to learn how to become future leaders of the church.
Home Life Network
Supporting congregations in the care of each baptized child of God, both children and adults, who seek to live out their faith in their daily lives.
Equipping youth to be leaders in their congregations.
Middle School Lock-In
Middle school and junior high youth from across the synod are invited to the annual Middle School/Junior High Lock-in held each fall at the University of Northern Iowa Wellness Center, Cedar Falls. The event includes worship, recreation and food.
Youth Ministry E-Newsletter
Monthly updates and announcements about youth ministry happenings in the Northeastern Iowa Synod.
Ideas & Resources
Ideas, learning activities, educational resources and more to help Sunday school teachers, youth and family ministers, pastors, parents and others pass on the faith to children and families in their congregations.
June 11-14, 2017
Luther College, Decorah
The Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event (WIYLDE) is an annual camp for high school youth of ELCA congregations in Iowa to learn how to become future leaders of the church.
Youth Ministry Network
An association of youth ministry professionals who serve congregations in the Northeastern Iowa Synod.
Young Adult Ministry
Living Faith at Home Newsletter
This monthly newsletter from the Home Life Network features ideas for families to celebrate liturgical seasons and milestones together.