National Lutheran News

LCMS announces 2013 youth convention plans

“Live Love(d)” is the theme for the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) National Youth Gathering (NYG), set for July 1-5, 2013, in San Antonio. The event typically draws about 25,000 participants.

The theme Bible passage, 1 John 4:9, states in the NIV: “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.”

“The theme and 1 John speak to the confidence we have in the gospel and how Christ’s living sacrifice gives life to those who believe,” said Rev. Mark Kiessling, program director of the NYG and a member of the LCMS Youth Ministry staff. “This gift of life is secured in our heavenly home and brings us into fellowship and acts of service in our present world.

“The Gathering program will provide opportunities for continued growth in its participants’ lives of faith and service,” Kiessling added.

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