This Synod supports congregational youth and family ministry through Christ-centered resources, ideas and powerful ministry events.
Youth Ministry Team
Journey: Tri-Synodical High School Youth Gathering – July 24 – 27, 2023 River, Falls, WI
The Northern Great Lakes Synod is once again partnering with the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin and the LaCrosse Area Synod of Wisconsin to plan a Tri-Synodical Youth Gathering at UW-River Falls this summer.
High schoolers are invited to join us July 24-27 for creative ministry, challenging conversation, inspiring guest speakers, service learning, and uplifting worship. Visit (Northwest Synod of Wisconsin | JOURNEY (nwswi.org) for more additional details and registration information.
Darkness to Light Child Protection Trainings
Pastor Kari Vadis, of Trinity Lutheran in Rhinelander, is an authorized facilitator with Darkness to Light: a leader in child sexual abuse prevention education, research, and advocacy. A training event in your conference will empower adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse through awareness, education, and stigma reduction.
Join the movement toward a world free of child sexual abuse – a world in which adults form prevention-oriented communities that protect the child’s right to a healthy childhood.
Conference-Wide Youth Event
The Synod Youth Ministry Team encourages and supports Conference-Wide Youth Events for young people. We recognize that many congregations only have a handful of youth and that by combining efforts, we can share resources and offer more opportunities for youth to get together for fellowship and faith-building activities within their conference.
With such a geographically large synod, we are looking for additional adult leaders to help plan and execute these gatherings. Please email Stefanie Ehle (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or for more details.