Streamlined schedule, reduced registration fee for “Sacred Stories: Youth Faith Formation in an Interfaith World” seminar March 23, 2010

Youth in Mission has reduced the fee and streamlined the program for "Sacred Stories: Youth Faith Formation in an Interfaith World," a seminar for youth ministry workers, to be held April 12-13, 2010, at LSTC. The new registration fee is just $45, with the registration fee waived for all current LSTC students.

“Youth ministry workers have told us that they want to learn more about how to help their youth relate to people of other faiths while growing in their own faith,” said Kristin Johnson, Youth in Mission program coordinator. “We’ve streamlined this seminar to better fit the schedules and budgets of youth ministry workers.”

At “Sacred Stories: Youth Faith Formation in an Interfaith World,” participants will learn practical ways to equip young people to be interfaith leaders as well as Christian disciples through service, shared values, and storytelling. Hannah McConnaughay, Program Associate in the Outreach Education and Training Department of the Interfaith Youth Core, gives the opening keynote address on Monday evening, April 12.

The event features three workshops:

  • “Common Action for the Common Good: How to Organize an Interfaith Service-Learning Event,” led by Hannah McConnaughay of the Interfaith Youth Core
  • “The Living Fire: Practical Tips for Organizing Faith Communities and Youth to Meet the Environmental Challenge” led by the Rev. Jon Magnuson of Northern Michigan University’s Lutheran Campus Ministry and the Cedar Tree Institute
  • “Sharing and Extending ‘Sacred Stories’ to Your Ministry and Community,” led by Kristen Glass and Katy Resop of the ELCA’s Vocation and Education unit

For more information on Youth in Mission’s youth ministry workers seminar, including registration, please visit its website: or call (800) 635-1116, ext. 725.

In connection with “Sacred Stories,” Youth in Mission will host its second annual Silent Auction fundraiser on Tuesday, April 13, with proceeds benefiting Youth in Mission’s ministry at LSTC. For more information on the Silent Auction fundraiser, please send an email to: or call (800) 635-1116, ext. 725.

Youth in Mission was originally funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., for the purpose of encouraging young people to explore their gifts for ministry and to consider a profession of serving others through the church. Lilly continues to fund the YIM programs through a matching grant, and LSTC continues to seek individuals or congregations who wish to partner with us in this ministry. To invest in the future of YIM programs please contact Jessica Nipp at


Kristin Johnson
Program Coordinator, Youth in Mission


Jan Boden
Director of Communication and Marketing

The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.

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