We are the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) North Dakota (ND) District Youth Ministry Task Force and Lutheran Youth Fellowship (LYF). The District Youth Ministry Task Force (adults & District LYF president) and elected leaders of the District LYF (District Youth Committee – DYC) work together to offer resources and events that empower middle school and high school age youth to grow their relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.

Upcoming Events

LYF Retreat

March 5-6, 2021 – Chieftain Conference Center, Carrington


For grades 8 & up & adults!

Registration begins at 7 PM. Activities begin at 7:30 PM. Get there when you can! The Retreat concludes at about 4 PM Saturday.

Bible study leader is Pastor Adam Harvala, ND District LYF pastoral advisor and serves at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo.

Retreat participants will participate in four sessions: Promises Delivered, Managing Tensions, Know Who You Are, and develop an Action Plan to encourage their friends for the sake of Christ.

The Retreat will also include devotions • music • morning run/walk (optional) • snacks • breakfast • noon buffet at Pizza Ranch • and MORE!

Registration deadline: Sunday, February 28

National Youth Workers Conference

The National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference (#NATIONAL21) is a standalone youth ministry practitioner conference held every three years. This event organized by the Synod LCMS Youth Ministry office, Saint Louis, MO also provides a wonderful opportunity to prepare for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering. The conference will be held July 11-14, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency Houston.

Pat Sebastian, National Youth Gathering District Coordinator, encourages volunteer adult leaders and high school students from North Dakota to attend this conference for the valuable training and networking experiences. If you have questions about this conference, would like to share hotel rooms, travel together, etc. contact Pat Sebastian ((701) 471-3289 |

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National Youth Gathering

July 9-13, 2022 – Houston, TX

Gathering Volunteers application deadlines – March 15, 2021

In All Things, the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering will bring over one thousand loving, energetic, flexible, and faithful volunteers to Houston, TX. The Volunteer team is composed of folks from all over the USA, of all ages, gifts and abilities.

We would love for YOU to serve a few hours or the entirety of the Gathering as a Young Adult Volunteer (ages 19-25) or an Adult Volunteer (25 and older).

Volunteers are a highly valued and deeply needed element of the Gathering experience and its overall success. We hope you will consider serving at the 2022 Youth Gathering as we seek to help all Gathering participants experience the joy of Jesus IN ALL THINGS!

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