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 Spring Retreat – A Walk Made Worthy

  Friday, March 4 – Saturday, March 5

Chieftain Conference Center

 Highway 281, Carrington, ND

For grades 8 & up & adults!

Registration begins at 7 PM.  Activities begin at 7:30 PM.

Get there when you can!

The Retreat concludes about 4 PM Saturday.

Registration deadline:  Sunday, Feb 27

TO REGISTER: call, text, email, or mail this registration form to Pat Sebastian | (701) 471-3289 | | 3000 Bernell Drive, Bismarck, ND  58503

 For more information: LYF Pastor Advisor Pastor Adam Harvala | (701) 936-1156 |  

A Walk Made Worthy will be led by students trained to facilitate these five sessions and Pastor Adam Harvala, ND District LYF pastoral advisor. Participants will explore how young people can remain confident in their faith through times of struggle, times of joy, and times of temptation. A resilient identity in Christ helps young people to navigate times of stress, experience new things and people, and move through life while holding fast to their Christian faith.  

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

Please bring: your Bible • shoes/clothing for an optional  morning run/walk • offering for the ND District LYF mission project – Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads

Registration Fee:  $50 + housing Includes: Program costs, Saturday breakfast & Pizza Ranch buffet and snacks

YouthLead training • March 17-20, 2022 • Pallotine Renewal Center, Florissant, MO • Election of 2022-2025 Synod YouthLead Leadership team • District representatives: Joseph Agnew & Samuel Tschaekofsk • Congregation representative: Caylee Nelson, Jessica Schuh

Higher Things (HT) Retreat • March 25 (6 PM) -26 (3 PM) • St. Paul Lutheran Church, Minot • Theme: America’s Idols • Cost: $50

HT Conferences, Theme: For You • Registration cost: $460 Feb 1 – Apr 30 • $500  after May 1

                                                University of Scranton, Scranton, PA • July 5-8 

                                                Montana State University, Bozeman, MT • July 19-22 

                                                Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN • July 26-29

LCMS National Youth Gathering •July 9-13, 2022(travel dates July 6-14) • Houston, T X • Theme: In All Things

ND District LYF Gathering • August 4-6, 2022 • St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo • Theme : Loved & Sent

ND District Middle School Gathering • October 20-22, 2022 • Ramada Inn, Bismarck

LYF Spring Retreat • March 3-4, 2023 • Chieftain Conference Center, Carrington

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