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thisisMYchurch at #NYG2016

#thisisMYchurch at #NYG2016 The LCMS is a praying church. On July 16, 2016, 25,000 youth and adults will gather for the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering. As participants prepare for the opening Mass Event, we invite the church at large to share posts of … Continue reading

Sending Out

While there may only be a certain number of individuals from your church who will be attending the 2016 Youth Gathering in New Orleans, this event truly involves the whole congregation. At this stage in your preparation, your congregation has … Continue reading

A Helping Hand

At the Gathering, prepared events can take unexpected turns. Unforeseen group dynamics or all-too-common changes to the plan can threaten an enriching Gathering experience. Here is the hope: you have someone at the Gathering who has been there, done that, and now has the t-shirt to help you out. Let me introduce to some key Gathering volunteers… Continue reading


For me, resolutions are an opportunity to work toward improvement. This is a new year, with new opportunities, and a wealth of potential in all areas of a person’s life. Why not take that fresh slate and apply it toward our response to God’s grace in the church? Continue reading