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High School Youth Gathering

June 25-28, 2017 | Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island

The Michigan District High School Youth Gathering takes place every three years and will be held June 25-28, 2017. The gathering will take place once again at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island. Mark your calendars now to attend this event. You won't want to miss it! More details and registration information will be sent out to each congregation and youth leaders as it becomes available.

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Jr. High Gathering 2018
June 1st - 3rd, 2018 | Bavarian Inn Lodge Frankenmuth

The Jr. High Youth Gathering is an event for youth entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2018. It's a wonderful weekend of faith building and fellowship sharing for youth from around Michigan. Don't let your youth miss out on this awesome opportunity to meet new friends, grow in faith and see God's amazing and hand at work. The theme for 2018 is "HIM"

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Concordia University Ann Arbor - New Crew Youth Ministries

 “In a constantly changing world, New Crew is dedicated to proclaiming the message of our Savior, Jesus Christ, whose love for us does not change. By equipping its members with tools for sharing this message with youth, relationships are built that draw us closer to our Lord and to each other.”

New Crew Youth Ministries is a student run organization that allows college student’s to share their faith and help Junior and Senior High students grow closer to their Heavenly Father through youth retreats and lock-ins.

Tool Time: A weekend away at Concordia University Ann Arbor! Students are invited to campus to grow in and live out their faith through skits, games, speakers, small group time, music and so much more. This year’s theme is "Heirs" and we will explore what it means for us to call God our Father and to be Children of the King!

Lock-Ins: Groups of trained Concordia Student’s travel to churches throughout Michigan to lead Junior High and Senior High youth groups in devotions, games, and fellowship. Weekends fill up fast so be sure to schedule yours today!

For more information onNew Crew, check out their website:


Youth Alliance: A Youth and Family Network

Youth Alliance LogoHave you ever wanted to be part of a “bigger picture” in church work ministry? Do you sometimes feel like you are on an island all by yourself? Have you noticed that the pastor of your church meets with fellow pastors in the circuit, but you don’t have any network like that for yourself? 

Wait no longer! The Youth Alliance, Michigan District has begun forming a cohort of fellow church workers that are on the same island. This island of Youth and Family Ministry includes a wide range of ministries that helps strengthen you and others in what God has called us to be (servants). 

In this Alliance, we will have an environment for open discussion among fellow church workers and their friends. In this group, we can share what we are discovering, what we are having troubles with, and how we are receiving the joys the ministry brings. This is also a great place to share helpful resources that we have run across from games to books to video illustrations. We will put up discussion topics, to share our faith in the best way we know how.  Ultimately, the goal of YAMD (Youth Alliance, Michigan District) is to be a sounding board of Christ’s love for all who participate.

Please consider joining this awesome group of believers on Facebook and feel free to share it with your like-minded friends.  +To God be the glory+

Ongoing Ambassadors For Christ

OAFC is an "ongoing" witnessing movement for youth and adults of the LCMS. It is nationwide, making its ministry available to all LCMS congregations. OAFC has ONE GOAL, to be used of God to emphasize the saving Gospel -- Jesus suffered, died and rose in victory for all sins so that all people can be certain of going to heaven.

Ongoing Ambassadors for Christ is a recognized service organization of the LCMS, OAFC and has touched the lives of over 36,000 youth and adults who have learned to share Jesus in a simple way during its 40 year history. Many have become pastors, teachers, DCEs and committed lay members of our local congregations because of their experiences in OAFC. Now we need to find you! OAFC alumni are encouraged to register on the Alumni page at

For more information, contact Dan Barz at 269.429.7521 or

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