Who We Are
Youth Ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
God reached out, touched my mouth, and said, "Look! I’ve just put my words in your mouth—hand-delivered!"
Jeremiah 1:9 paraphrased
Welcome to a place -- ELCA Youth Ministry -- where we celebrate that the words of God are in the mouths of young people! Right there, in their daily words and deeds, God’s life-giving love and God’s power for re-making the world are found. Jeremiah was a young person who thought he totally lacked the right qualifications and the necessary courage, but God propelled him, and filled him, for announcing a new reality and a new community.
God is still propelling and filling young people, calling them to sing of a new way to be human, beyond Abercrombie and beyond the same old same old. In Jesus, God has broken into the brokenness of the world and called us to a new way of wholeness, justice, and peace.
In the real lives of young people -- young people who have been called into life with Jesus -- this new way is shouted out and acted out, for the church and for the whole world.
Welcome to a place where we are listening to and striving to amplify the voices and the songs of young people, focusing on youth ages 14 to 18. Check out the site, and discover the ways God’s words ARE in their mouths!