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

ND District Middle School Gathering

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Ramada Inn, Bismarck

October 22-24, 2020

For students in grades 6-12. Registration forms available September 1.

Guest speaker: Brian Young, Creation Instruction Association – To learn more about Brian and his work, check out

Bible study leader: Pastor Rick Jones, Chaplain and Vice President for Spiritual Life of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch 

This Gathering is geared to students in grades 6-8. The weekend will be filled with four Bible studies, four presentations by Brian Young, four Bible studies, morning and evening devotions, music, interest sessions including packing 10,000 Mercy Meals, variety show, recreation, closing worship service and more.

Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to serve as Teen Counselors, mentoring the younger students. Adults are needed to serve as Counselors – one adult / 7 students.

For more information, contact Pat Sebastian, Gathering Coordinator ( or (701) 471-3289)


LYF Retreat

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

National Youth Gathering

July 9-13, 2022 – Houston, TX

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