The NE MN Synod Journey
to the
2018 ELCA Youth Gathering 
November 1, 2017
God's Call Changes Everything!
It was so great to see and meet most of you at the Fall Trainings! God's call changes everything - in the midst of your ordinary lives, you answered God's call to walk with young people this year with a YES! God will work through your yes to change the lives of the youth in your group. And God will work through your yes to have the youth in your group change your life!  You are the right person and the right group for this huge job of walking with young people...I'm so thankful you said YES to this call!

Catherine Anderson
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Fall Adult Leader Training Resources

All of the resources, handouts, links from the Fall Training are now posted on the Training Events page! Included on this page is a video of the training if you need a refresher! 
Synod Journey Worship Band Application

The application for youth to be part of the Synod Journey Worship band is now posted on the SJ Resources page! Encourage your youth who have vocal and instrumental talents to apply! Applications are due January 15.
Extravaganza Scholarships

There were fewer than ten applications for the Extravaganza scholarships, so if you are still seeking one, please email Catherine! We will give out the remaining scholarships on a first come, first served basis. 
Recipients have been notified by email - if you did not receive an email, we didn't receive your application! 
Background Check Update

We are still waiting on a few of you to submit the information for your Background Check. Unless you were an adult leader on the 2015 Synod Journey, you should have received an email from SecureSearchFatih with login information. Check your spam folder if you haven't seen it, then email Catherine and she can re-send you the link.     
Getting Ready Materials
Don't forget to make your plan for your monthly meetings! An expectation of the Synod Journey is that groups meet at least monthly for group building, Bible studies and other activities to prepare for the Synod Journey and ELCA Youth Gathering. A variety of resources are  available on the Synod Journey Resource Page to assist you with these meetings.

And as always, if you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us!
More Information!

Throughout this year, if you have any questions regarding registration, housing or anything else regarding the NE MN Synod Journey or ELCA Youth Gathering, please email Catherine Anderson or call 218-724-4424, ext. 124. There is no question too small!
Northeastern Minnesota Synod | 218-724-4424| Email | Website