Youth & Family Ministry

Events, support and resources to help congregations offer robust ministries
for youth, young adults and families.


June 16-19, 2019
Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

Middle school youth are invited to “Junior WIYLDE!”

Middle school students are invited to join the closing session of this year’s WIYLDE on Wednesday, June 19, from 1 – 4 p.m. 

This is the first year that middle school students are invited to participate in a WIYLDE session. “Junior WIYLDE” will give confirmation students a small taste of what WIYLDE is like.

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2019 Middle School Lock-In

Oct. 11-12, 2019
Cedar Falls, Iowa


Mark Oct. 11-12 to attend the annual lock-in for middle school and junior high youth from the Northeastern Iowa Synod. Students will join in games and activities at the UNI Wellness and Recreation Center, worship service, a large group activity, and a meal with lots of pizza!


Register by Friday, Sept. 27, 2019!


Download registration materials.


2018 ELCA Youth Gathering

Some 600 youth and adults from the Northeastern Iowa Synod joined more than 30,000 others for the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering at Houston in June.


They came together for five days of faith formation, worship, interactive learning, Bible study, community service projects, and fellowship. During this time the young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.


Read more at the Synod’s 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering Page