End Goals: LCMS Youth Ministry

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.

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LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – 7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry: Deeply Understanding Baptismal Faith

Mark and Julianna discuss what it means for young people to deeply understand their Baptismal faith. 

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth Gathering Resource: Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson and Decision Making

Mark and Julianna talk with Rev. Dr. Peterson about how we can guide young people during key moments of decision making.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Engaging Youth in Service: LCMS Servant Events

Members of the LCMS Servant Event Committee join Rev. Mark Kiessling and DCE Jim Lohman in the studio to talk about the impact of LCMS Servant Events. 

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – 7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry: Opportunities to Serve and Lead

Mark and Julianna discuss how young people can be given opportunities to make a meaningful impact in their church.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth Gathering Resource: Rev. Michael Salemink and Life Issues

Mark and Julianna talk with Rev. Michael Salemink about how young people can be drawn into important discussions around the sanctity of life.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – 7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry: Warmth, Challenge and Grace

Mark and Julianna discuss how Warmth, Challenge and Grace best describe what young people told us helped keep them attached to the church community.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth Gathering Resource: Rev. Dr. Trevor Sutton and Lutheran Identity

Mark and Julianna interview Rev. Dr. Trevor Sutton about how young people navigate the tensions of Lutheranism in the world.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – 7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry – Supportive Adults

Mark and Julianna discuss the reason why supportive adults make such a big impact on engaging and retaining young people.

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – Youth Gathering Resource – Rev. Casey Kegley and the Psalms

Mark and Julianna interview Pastor Casey Kegley who wrote a Bible study on the Psalms titled, “The King in the Psalms.”

LCMS Youth Ministry End Goals – 7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry: Engaged Parents

Engaged parents are a critical part of healthy youth ministry. Mark and Julianna discuss the role of parents in youth ministry and how congregations can support parents in their vocation.