Young Adults

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

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The following resources and ministries are available for young adults in the various stages after high school, and the resources are also helpful for those who care for young adults.



Are you a college student? Find an LCMS Campus Ministry near you. LCMS U connects and supports college students as they face countless challenges to their biblical worldview, doctrine, ethics and practices.

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 Podcast: The Student Union on KFUO


Lutheran Young Adult Corps

Lutheran Young Adult Corps listened to the needs of young adults and congregations in our program and across the country. It is currently making a pivot into a new way of engaging young adult leaders in our congregations. Please check the sites below for updates and developments.

 Program details:





LCMS Servant Events

Week-long servant event opportunities are available throughout North America for young adults and other congregational groups.

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Young Adult Volunteers

Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) serve as role models and servant leaders at the LCMS Youth Gathering while working in the convention center, stadium, hotels and off-site servant events.

Identified by their orange shirts, “Orange Nation” plays a huge role in making the Gathering a successful and memorable experience.

Applications for Young Adult Volunteers will begin in Summer 2021.
For more information about the LCMS Youth Gathering, go to



LCMS Young Adult Research

LCMS Youth Ministry and LCMS Research conducted an unprecedented study of young adult retention in the LCMS and in the larger Christian Church.

All of the findings of the research are now available in a free book thanks to the generous help of Concordia Publishing House. Download it for free. We are grateful for the input of all the congregations and young adults which made this research possible. For additional resources, please see the links below.

  Executive Summary

  Young Adult Research


Ministry to the Armed Forces

Find an LCMS congregation where you are stationed that is familiar with serving and caring for military personnel.

 Search Armed Forces resources:

 Congregations That Support Military Bases (PDF) provides free Lutheran devotions, Bible studies and other resources for those engaged in young adult ministry. New resources, articles and blog posts are added every week.

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Lutheran Jobs and Internships

The LCMS offers two services for searching open positions. Check these resources frequently as positions are added on a regular basis.

  • National Job ListingsPositions and internships submitted by other Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod entities, including congregations, Recognized Service Organizations, Districts, Auxiliaries and more.

Other Lutheran Organization Career Links


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