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Youth Ministry 2019-08-21T13:17:31+00:00

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

Event Payment for Congregational Groups
Youth Event Leaders Information and Background Check

Upcoming Youth and Young Adult Events

Lost and Found

November 22 - November 24

Winter Celebration

January 24, 2020 - January 26, 2020

7th Day

March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020

Bishop’s Day

March 21, 2020 @ 1:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Annual Youth and Young Adult Events

YOUTH ASSEMBLY

June 12-13 2020

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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KAIROS

June 21-26, 2020

For rising 9th through 12th graders, held at Roanoke College. Application forms available starting February 2019 and due back to the Synod office by March 2019. Capacity is Limited!

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LAUNCH

July 5-9, 2020

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

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JUNIOR HIGH SERVANT EVENT

July 21-26, 2019

Junior High Servant Event is a week-long servant event for Youth who have completed the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, and their adult advisors and focuses on learning about the needs of others, serving and growing in faith. We spend the week together experiencing the Christian life through worship, fellowship, and service. Of course, being in Virginia Beach, we will also spend some time having fun at the water’s edge.

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THEOLOGY FOR TEENS

July 28- August 3, 2019

For rising 10th-12th graders at Roanoke College. Ask the big questions Live on campus for a week Learn with professors and Roanoke College students.

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LOST AND FOUND

November 22-24, 2019

For 7th and 8th graders and their adult advisors at Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, Lynchburg VA.

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WINTER CELEBRATION

January 24-26, 2020

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

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7th DAY

March 7-8, 2020

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 14, 2020

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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YOUNG ADULT RETREAT

May 10-12, 2019

Young adults of the Virginia Synod are invited to the Young Adult Retreat weekend at Caroline Furnace on May 10-12, 2019! Join us for an amazing weekend full of worship and fellowship as we gather in community to form connections and empower one another in our faith lives.

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BISHOP’S SCHOOL

June 25-29, 2019

For more than 25 years Region 9 of the ELCA has offered Bishop’s School, an opportunity for serious theological study, for outstanding high school students.

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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 Icon2019-2020 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.