Lutheran Youth Fellowship
Lutheran Youth Fellowship is committed to empowering youth to use their leadership gifts to serve His people as they share their faith in Jesus Christ.
Training By Teens for Teens!
Youth are the church today! Their participation and leadership is vitally important in the life of the church.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship is dedicated to the identification and development of leadership skills in young people. To this end the Lutheran Youth Fellowship Leadership Initiative was established. An important principal of this Initiative is teens taking the responsibility for developing leadership with their peers.
The Council of Lutheran Youth Fellowship Representatives (CLYFR) is the annual leadership development training for Lutheran youth representing their LCMS Districts and/or congregation. Each March at CLYFR the Lutheran Youth Fellowship Executive Board provides this leadership training for their peers.
Youth participants at CLYFR are trained to go back to their district and provide leadership training events for their peers. Their district can also support them in presenting events in other congregational, circuit and district settings. Your District Office is the first place to check for events planned in your area.
Each year a new training is introduced based on a topic selected by youth. The newest training is Teen Leadership Training written by Dr. Mary Hilgendorf of Concordia University – Wisconsin.
Other topics presented at previous trainings and available from the LCMS Youth Ministry for use in your district or congregation include:
- TEEN BRIDGE BUILDING TRAINING by Jessica Bordeleau, equips youth to build a bridge across the generation gap with those who are older and younger.
- TEEN FOCUS TRAINING, written by Megan Gust, focuses on teens using their unique spiritual gifts as part of the body of Christ.
- TEENS REACHING TEENS, written by Rev. Jay Reed, equips teens to share the faith God has entrusted to them in reaching out to others with the Gospel.
Contact LCMS Youth Ministry by calling 888-843-5267 (THE-LCMS) to request these training materials.
Lutheran Youth Fellowship Executive Board
These teens serve on the Lutheran Youth Fellowship Executive Board and provide leadership for the LYF Teen Leadership Initiative. They were elected by their peers at the 2010 Council of Lutheran Youth Fellowship Representatives. They are:
East Coast Region Representative
Atonement Lutheran Church, Metairie, LA.
West Coast Mountain Region
Christ Lutheran Church, La Mesa, CA.
Upper Midwest Region Representative
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND
Central Region Representative
Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Napoleon, OH
Member at Large
Ascension Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS
Southern Mid-West Region Representative
Saint Lucas Lutheran Church, Saint Louis, MO