CLB Youth

Take an Interest

I invite you to consider the following hypothetical stories:  Picture Cory: a 14-year-old freshman in high school. He seems to be your typical suburbanite student, he plays on the JV football team, has solid grades, goes to church most Sundays and regularly goes to youth group. What most people don’t know about Cory is that

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Housebroken

I was halfway through my fifth year of serving as the staffed youth minister of very small church.  For the first time we began to see numerical growth in the Wednesday night youth group.  This was an encouraging surprise since we had just put an end to our outreach ministry program called the “Hang-out” at

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Proximity

Fall is nearly gone.  Winter is nearly upon us.  The days have certainly become short enough.  The music in stores and on Sunday mornings has changed to the familiarly sugary or introspective Christmas songs of tradition. Soon ministry programs aside from the Christmas Eve Service and the normal Sunday morning services at most churches will

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Re-purposed, Not Out

“This isn’t fair!” I hate to admit it, but sometimes I feel like these words are running on repeat over and over again in my head every time I watch my husband walk out the door for another youth event. It doesn’t matter what it is, a devotion, lunch date, meeting, or even a week-long

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RECHARGE

  RECHARGE is a youth workers training event held in 5 Midwest cities each winter. The Central Region is sponsoring the attendance of CLB youth workers at the Twin Cities event on January 6th AND at the Fargo event on January 13th To learn about the main room sessions and the elective seminars, go to

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Your Youth Ministry Voice

Youth Blog – Your Youth Ministry Voice from Church of the Lutheran Brethren on Vimeo. For the last ten years I’ve been serving the CLB on a part time basis doing youth ministry communications on behalf of our church family and for the benefit primarily of our youth workers. I enjoy writing blog posts, pointing

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YC17: Break Every Chain

I love being part of the CLB Youth Convention. The first day might be my favorite as everyone starts to ascend upon Estes Park, Colorado. Leaders come in and register their students. Group by group, student by student, the chairs start to fill up in the auditorium. You can hear them all talking… and at

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YC17: We Need It

There were heavy sighs resounding around me as we learned that once again, there had been a mistake with our hotel rooms. After a twenty-minute wait, we dragged our over-packed suitcases down the hall and flopped onto our beds, dropping our things into a heap on the floor. We were exhausted. But the next day

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YC17: Why We Do It

Why do we do it? Why does the Church of the Lutheran Brethren—you!—invest time and money into a national convention for youth? As the Regional Pastor representing the work of North American Mission with the Youth Convention (YC), I needed to answer that. Is it worth your investment? This year it can be summed up

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