Youth and Family

Youth ministry provides support, encouragement, leadership, and resources for young people and their congregations, including youth gatherings, leadership training, community service events, confirmation workshops, youth oriented seminars and retreats, counseling training, and spiritual growth opportunities for both junior high and senior high young people.

Family ministry provides a total family ministry framework for the local church, with special emphasis on building healthy, well-functioning families of all types. Parenting training, marriage enrichment seminars, counseling training for professionals, and extensive family resources are available to all churches and individuals.

Singles ministry enriches and expands resources and services to adults who are single because of divorce, death, separation, and never-marrieds of all ages and gender. Training events, resource provision, retreats, and conferences are regularly offered for single people and their leadership.

Congregational planning assists congregations in assessing their current ministry needs, and formulating corporate goals and constructing a realistic action plan to achieve the stated goals. Personal, custom visitations over several days are offered by a specially trained congregational consultant.

News

October 21 – Lutheran Night at the Milwaukee Admirals

Saturday, October 21 6 pm vs. Rockford UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Tickets:  $20 Join the Admirals and fellow Lutherans in celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation! PLUS, each Lutheran Night ticket comes with an exclusive Martin Luther Bobblehead. PLUS… See our new mission executive, Rev. Jonah Burakowski, as one of the human hockey pucks! […]

SWD Teacher/Administrator Awards – Nominations are now open!

The nomination process for the Kohl Foundation and SWD Teacher/Administrator awards are now open! We know that the South Wisconsin District is home to amazing teachers and principals, so please nominate some of our worthy candidates. You are encouraged to share this nomination information with all school stakeholders: faculty members, parents, board members, etc. More […]

College is tough. You need Jesus.

One of the most challenging times in the lives of Christian families is sending their children off to a secular college or university. Not only are these college students learning how to live away from home, but they are also facing numerous challenges that take them outside of their “comfort zones”. Help them stay grounded […]

August 29 – Tax Workshop for Rostered Church Workers

Tax Workshop for Rostered Church Workers Tuesday, August 29 – NEW DATE District Office 8100 W. Capitol Dr. Milwaukee What are the tax implications for being a Called worker in the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod? Do your Call papers talk about a housing allowance? What is the self-employment tax? Are you confused about how […]

November 3-5 – State Youth Gathering

Wisconsin State Youth Gathering November 3-5, 2017 Kalahari Resort and Convention Center Wisconsin Dells Everyone needs a hero. And yet, the older we get the more we realize that heroes aren’t supernatural. The best hero stories are those of ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things. Scripture is filled with accounts like these. David, Esther, Shadrach, Meshach, and […]