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2018 Youth Ministry Symposium

January 28 - January 30


The 2018 LCMS Youth Ministry Symposium is scheduled for Jan. 28-30 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel.

The Symposium’s focus will be ministry to and with young adults, with a special focus on the recent research conducted by LCMS Youth Ministry.

Ministry stakeholders and practitioners are invited to be active participants as the findings are synthesized by symposium speakers Ryan Curnutt (LCMS Senior Research Analyst), Dr. Dave Rueter, DCE (Concordia University Irvine) and Dr. Kevin Borchers, DCE (Concordia University Chicago).


The registration rate is $100, which includes two meals and program materials.

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Contact Youth Ministry with any questions.

Schedule overview

  • Sunday, Jan. 28 — Evening meal and opening plenary
  • Monday, Jan. 29 — Plenary sessions; lunch provided; dinner on own; evening workshops/network opportunities
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30 — Plenary sessions; main conference completed by noon. Opportunities for discussion and resourcing in the afternoon.

Hilton Hotel offers LCMS rate

The Symposium will be held at the Hilton St. Louis Airport. A block of rooms has been reserved for Jan. 27-30, 2018, and a special room rate will be available until Dec. 29 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

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More about the Symposium

The LCMS Youth Ministry research data will be presented with facilitated discussions on current positive ministry taking place among LCMS young adults and the need for future ministry resources, engagement, and study.

The research conducted includes the direct feedback from 200 LCMS congregations and more than 1,800 young adults who have been or are connected to the LCMS.

Their insights are powerful, and anyone connected to or interested in youth and young adult ministry are encouraged to attend, including pastors, youth workers (commissioned and lay workers; professional and volunteers).

Register online


January 28
January 30
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10330 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63134 United States
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