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When students show leadership, they notice if we notice.

If actions speak louder than words, there are some students who are declaring, “I’m ready for what’s next. Show me what to do.”

The Missouri District has two initiatives of leadership training for the youth of your congregation. Our two-day Peer-to-Peer ministry retreat is available to high school students ready to focus on building relationships based in faithful empathy, reflective of Christ’s love and forgiveness. These students learn how to listen as Christ would listen and put the needs of others before their own comfort zones.

Empowered by the Gospel and equipped with the skills they have developed over the weekend, these leaders are now ready to take the story of Jesus and help those who are hurting and in need.

In addition, the Missouri Lutheran Youth Fellowship (LYF) team offers young members of LCMS churches in our district hands-on experience as a Christian leader. This can mean coming together as a team for palpable service in their local communities. For other teens participating in LYF takes the form of specialized training in sharing their faith.

Please contact Sue Thompson for information or visit our calendar for upcoming High School Peer Ministry Training events.