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Youth Ministry

The Rev. Dave Delaney

Director for Youth & Young Adult Ministry
(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

Youth Assembly

June 7 - June 8


June 23 - June 28


July 7 - July 11

Junior High Servant Event

July 21 - July 26

Annual Youth and Young Adult Events


June 7-8 2019

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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June 23-28, 2018

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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July 7-11, 2019

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

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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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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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PDF Icon100 Bible Passages  Everyone Should Know
PDF IconWho is a “Definitely-Abled” Participant?
PDF IconGuidelines for  Mandated Reporters
PDF Icon2018-2019 Youth Event Poster
PDF IconGroup Registration Form for Congregations
link iconSevere Weather Policy for Youth Events
link iconFor more information about Eagle Eyrie Conference Center, go to
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” 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.