The Virginia Synod Youth Assembly is the annual meeting of the Virginia Synod Lutheran Youth Organization, to which all Lutheran Youth in Virginia automatically belong. The Virginia Synod LYO is also the group in Virginia that relates to the ELCA Youth Organization. The Youth Assembly meets at the same time as the Synod Main Assembly each year on the Roanoke College Campus. This Year’s Event is: June 9-11, 2017 (noon Friday to noon Sunday), the same dates as the Main Assembly. (Youth will need to be excused from school on Friday, June 9)
The Purpose of the Youth Assembly is:
- to give glory to God, celebrate the good news of the gospel, and nurture faith in the synod’s young leaders.
- to conduct the business of the Synodical Lutheran Youth Organization, including the election of the LYO Board.
- to hear and explore the story of the church’s work beyond the congregations of the youth delegates and equip them to share and interpret those stories in their home contexts.
- to give voice to and encourage leadership among youth in the church.
Youth Delegates should understand that the activities and atmosphere of the Youth Assembly are different from those of our other Synod Youth events Seventh Day, Lost and Found, Winter Celebration, Kairos! This year’s Virginia Synod Youth Assembly theme will be centered around the Church’s worship life to parallel the main assembly theme.