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2018 Youth Ministry Symposium

January 28, 2018 - January 30, 2018


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).


Registration is now closed. Please contact LCMS Youth Ministry at youth.ministry@lcms.org if you questions about registering.

Updated schedule overview

Sunday, Jan. 28

  • 5:30-7 p.m. — Dinner buffet
  • 7-8:30 p.m. — Opening session

Monday, Jan. 29

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 8:30-10:15 a.m. — First session
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m. — Break
  • 10:30 a.m.-Noon — Second and third sessions
  • Lunch provided
  • 1-1:30 p.m. — Networking
  • 1:30-3 p.m. — Fourth and fifth sessions
  • 3-3:15 p.m. — Break
  • 3:15-4:45 p.m. — Sixth and seventh sessions
  • Dinner on your own

Tuesday, Jan. 30

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 8:30-10:20 a.m. — Ninth session
  • 10:20-10:30 a.m. — Closing

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).

Contact Youth Ministry with any questions.


January 28, 2018
January 30, 2018
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LCMS Youth Ministry
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Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel
10330 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63134 United States
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