Youth Ministry Modules

Youth Ministry Modules

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    In 2018, Congregational Services coordinated the synod-wide C18 program, which had the ambitious goal of reaching one-million souls prior to or on Christmas Eve 2018. It was an outreach focus. In 2019, Congregational Services will roll out two…
    Telling the Next Generation is a ministry provided by the WELS Commission on Evangelism and the Commission on Lutheran Schools. The program serves congregations of the WELS with planning, assistance, and resources for implementation of outreach and harvest strategies utilizing their Lutheran elementary school and/or early childhood ministry.
    D009 – Ministering to Millennials This module helps congregations better understand the unique way millennials think about church/religion and evaluate how they are doing in retaining members and reach potential members in that…
    The Commission on Lutheran Schools will provide options for how to utilize a school children’s service for evangelism. There will also be training materials to help equip our elementary school children to invite their unchurched friends and their family to Christmas Eve.
    That is a question many more WELS school leaders are asking themselves. Government-funded programs that give parents vouchers or tax credits for school tuition are on our national landscape for the foreseeable future. Accepting state funding…
    S001 – Starting an Early Childhood Ministry or Lutheran Elementary School This module helps congregations think through the reasons and logistics of starting, expanding, or revitalizing a preschool, childcare, other form of early…
    D001 – Addressing Delinquency This module lays out an orderly system of following up on members who have been absent from worship for a certain period of time. It explains how ministering to such people transitions from encourgement to church…
    D007 – Lutheran Small Groups This module lays out various ways to approach using small groups: for Bible study, for service, for fellowship. It explains how to avoid the pitfall of Pietism that once were characteristic of small groups.…
    S002 – School Accreditation & Quality Assurance The module stresses the importance of a continuous school improvement plan for schools at all levels.  It encourages the congregation to consider WELS School Accreditation (WELSSA). WELSSA…