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Youth from Across U.S. at LSTC for Youth in Mission

Posted Jun 21, 2005

More than 80 youth from around the country will be part of LSTC's Youth in Mission programs from June through August.

Twenty-five youth who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school are part of a three-week international experience of discovery, discernment and deepening their faith. "Serving Christ in the Word" youth spend two weeks in Chicago with LSTC faculty, students and guest speakers in the classroom and exploring the city. The group travels to Mexico City for the third week to experience faith in a global context. Throughout the three weeks, students process what they discover in small group discussions. "Serving Christ in the World" is made possible through a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment.

Starting in June, high school youth groups from the Wisconsin, Kentucky, Nebraska, and New York use LSTC as the "home base" for service in Chicago. Each youth group in "Beyond Belief" spends one week tutoring and learning from Chicago grade school children in the morning. In the afternoons they share a meal with and lead fun activities with the children at a local church. Seminary students facilitate small-group Bible study, discussions, and games with the youth when they return to LSTC in the evening.

For more information about Youth in Mission visit www.lstc.edu/yim/.

Contact:

Jan Boden
Director of Communications
773-256-0744
jboden@lstc.edu

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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