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Youth Ministry

The Rev. Dave Delaney

Director for Youth & Young Adult Ministry
delaney@vasynod.org
(w) 540-389-1000
(c) 540-529-6893
P.O. Box 70
Salem, VA  24153

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Youth Event Leaders Information and Background Check

Upcoming Youth and Young Adult Events

Kairos

July 22 - July 27

Lost and Found

November 16 - November 18

Winter Celebration

January 18, 2019 - January 20, 2019

7th Day

March 2, 2019 - March 3, 2019

Annual Youth and Young Adult Events

YOUTH ASSEMBLY

June 8-10 2018

Held at Roanoke College. Each congregation of the Synod is invited to send two delegates to the Youth Assembly. After May 9 congregations may send an additional delegate if there is space.

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ELCA Youth Gathering

June 27- July 1, 2018

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

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KAIROS

July 22-27, 2018

For rising 9th through 12th graders, held at Roanoke College. Application forms available starting February 2018 at noon and due back to the Synod office by March 2018. Capacity is Limited!

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LAUNCH

July 8-12, 2018

For just graduated high school seniors, held at Roanoke College. Registration deadline is June, 2018.

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LOST AND FOUND

November 16-18, 2018

For 7th and 8th graders and their adult advisors at Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, Lynchburg VA. Early registration discount ends October 19, 2016.

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WINTER CELEBRATION

January 18-20, 2019

For 9th through 12th graders and their adult advisors at Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, Lynchburg VA.

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7th DAY

March 2-3, 2019

7th Day is our annual overnight event for youth in 5th and 6th grades and their adult advisers. During the weekend participants are part if a “Shepherd Group”with other youth and adult leaders and explore a story of the Bible through drama, games, crafts and music.

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Bishop’s Day

March 16, 2019

Bishop’s Day is our opportunity to gather for a chance to converse with Bishop Bob Humphrey, Assistants to the Bishop Pastor Kelly Bayer Derrick, Pastor John Wertz Jr., and other leaders about discerning one’s life’s vocation, including learning about what it means to be in public ministry in the church.

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Resources:

PDF Icon100 Bible Passages  Everyone Should Know
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PDF IconWho is a “Definitely-Abled” Participant?
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PDF IconGuidelines for  Mandated Reporters
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PDF Icon2017-2018 Youth Event Poster
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PDF IconGroup Registration Form for Congregations
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link iconSevere Weather Policy for Youth Events
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link iconFor more information about Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, go to
eagleeyrie.org
link iconIf you want to be a Small Group Leader at Virginia Synod Youth Events: Go to Youth Ministry Leaders for Forms and Info
link iconELC-PNG has two Facebook groups to connect you with our sisters and brothers in Papua New Guinea. PNG Lutheran Youths and ELC PNG Youth Discussions
AmbassadorCast

“AmbassadorCast” is the official podcast of ELCA Virginia Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Click the photo to listen to or download all episodes or connect to I-Tunes.