Connecting to Christ

Youth Group is all about building connections - with each other, with the Church, with the community, and, above all, with Christ.

The LYF (Lutheran Youth Fellowship) gives young adults opportunities to grow and serve together, with Christ at the Center.

National Youth Gathering

Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. The next Gathering will be held on July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.

During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO.

For additional ways to connect to LCMS Youth Ministry, please visit

Prairie Days

We serve concessions at the annual Prairie Days tractor show at Bible Grove, IL.

Come on down on July 19-21, grab a bite, and help support us!


What's a youth group without a lock-in? Every year, we take a night to pray, study God's Word, play games, and basically have a blast.


Whether it's dishing up meals, making pizza, or cleaning up the yard, the LYF is always finding ways to help others.