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 comprehensive system that incorporates an online application, online abuse prevention training, several levels of background checks, and paperless reference checks for people who volunteer or are employed with churches, schools, and organizations that serve or work with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. For more info on how to use Safe Gatherings, click here.


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