for youth workers
ELCA Youth Ministry: Helpful resources and networks at the ELCA web site.
ELCA Youth Ministry Network: Want to connect with other youth workers in the ELCA? A great place to get connected. Job listings, salary survey information, chatrooms, discussions.
Faith Lens: Weekly Bible studies that engage youth and young adults in connecting world events with the Bible, faith, and everyday life.
Faith Inkubators: New cutting-edge resources on family ministry, confirmation and Total Family Sunday School.
NE Iowa Synod Youth Page: Great Resources on many topics
Lutheran Youth Encounter: Information on Youth Encounter's resources: Teams, Inspirators, Spoke Folks, Congresses, Quakes and much more!
Skits, Plays, Dramas: Most materials must be paid for, but there is a large section of free items as well.
Here We Stand Confirmation: Help with confirmation planning.
Holden Village: Lutheran Retreat Center in Central Washington
Resources and training
Vibrant Faith: New and practical resources on youth and family ministry, including Peer Ministry.
The Youth Leadership Center for Youth & Family Ministry: Youth ministry intensive classes, emerging leaders certification program, church consulting, volunteer and parent seminars.
Institute for Youth Ministry: Princeton Theological Seminary’s offerings, including forums, conferences and one-day training events.
Search Institute: Search Institute seeks to help families, schools, and communities make the world a better place for kids.
Networking and resources
Youth Pastor.com: Good links and other resources for youth ministry professionals.
Group Publishing: Really good practical resources for leading a youth ministry.
Youth Specialties Publishing: Some of the best youth ministry resources available. Check out the National Youthworker's Convention.
Exemplar Youth Ministry: To inform people about and connect congregations that are already using Exemplar Youth Ministry information to transform their congregations.
Youth Workers in Alaska: Coming soon: A list of all current youth ministry people working in the Alaska Synod
Faith building mission work
Youthworks: YouthWorks' core purpose is to help the church be the church by providing life-changing, Christ-centered resources for ministry.
Teen Serve: Christ-centered summer mission trips.
Youth with a Mission: Volunteer opportunities around the world.
Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer opportunities helping build housing for God's people in need.
Group Workcamps: At a Workcamp, you and your young people will experience Christian service on the front lines of the real world—and grow closer to Jesus!