In congregations and in synod-sponsored activities, our youth are valued and celebrated, with many opportunities for faith formation, leadership development and service learning.
Learn what’s happening in local youth ministry at
Looking for the Background Check Authorization Form? All adults working with youth at synodical events need to complete a background check. [Review our Backgound Check Policy (7/5/16 update).] Fill out the appropriate form and submit to Katharyn Wheeler at the synod office.
- Background Check Authorization Form (fillable pdf) (updated 9/15)
- Background Check Authorization to Release to Congregation
- Background Check Authorization to Release to Synod
- List of Background Checks and Fees
Plan on taking a group from your congregation to the next ELCA Youth Gathering (2018) in Houston, scheduled for June 27-July 1, 2018. More at www.elca.org/YouthGathering,