Continuing Education & Resources
Extravaganza 2019
January 25-28 
Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Florida
The ELCA Youth Ministry Network strengthens and empowers adult leaders of 
children, youth and family ministry in service to Christ.
Faith Forward is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together children’s and youth ministry leaders for collaboration, resourcing, and inspiration toward innovative theology and practice.
St. James Cathedral & Commons  Chicago
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The Practice Discipleship Initiative was a wonderful program that was initiated first at the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering, and then was carried on in a partnership between the ELCA and the ELCA Youth Ministry Network.  The program ran from 2012-2016.
Training Resources Available:


SAFE Gatherings is a resource for screening and educating staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth and vulnerable adults.

The Southwestern Texas Synod is part of Region 4 of the ELCA-Brandmark
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