Service work is a key component of a healthy youth ministry. Service on longer, intensive weeks like servant events or mission trips give youth a chance to live out their faith through the work of the Holy Spirit and build relationships that keep them tied to their congregation. LCMS Youth Ministry has supported LCMS Servant Events for over 40 years and today we hear more about their benefits to young people, those who serve alongside them, and those they serve in the name of Christ.
Resources for Servant Events:
- LCMS Servant Events – lcms.org/servantevents
- Event Listing – lcms-servantevents.org
- Service Resources – youthesource.com/service
Bio: Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Forest Lake, Minnesota hosts an LCMS Servant Event called Heart of a Servant. Two of the event leaders joined the podcast to discuss their event and why they love hosting young people from across the United States. Rev. Craig Bertram is Pastor at Lord of the Lakes and serves as the Event Coordinator for Heart of a Servant. Shelly Carlson has served as Youth and Education Director at Lord of the Lakes since 1991 and serves as the event’s Community Life Coordinator.
End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.