High school youth to become “ambassadors of Christ” through LSTC’s 2011 Youth in Mission programs December 7, 2010

Serving Christ in the World

“We didn’t build houses, we built friendships. We didn’t become summer vacationers, we became ambassadors of Christ. We didn’t pass this opportunity up, we became Youth in Mission,” said Blake Romenesko, about his experience at Serving Christ in the World, one of Youth in Mission’s (YIM) programs at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Serving Christ in the World is a three-week vocational immersion program designed for current high school sophomores and juniors who want to learn about God, themselves, and discover their gifts for leadership and service. Participants spend a total of two weeks in Chicago, including a local immigrant community immersion, and one week in a borderlands immersion experience. 

YIM’s next Serving Christ in the World program will be held June 11 – July 2, 2011. The application deadline is February 25, 2011. To learn more about the program, visit the Youth in Mission website.

Beyond Belief

In Youth in Mission’s Beyond Belief program, high school youth groups connect with LSTC and Chicago service organizations for various ministry opportunities during week-long service trips. Youth group leaders and pastors may mold the program to fit their group’s spiritual and scheduling needs.

YIM provides low-cost housing in LSTC’s Youth Center, service project recommendations, and an opportunity to discuss vocation and seminary life with LSTC students. Youth groups may come any time of year, but summer months are especially popular. Availability for the summer of 2011 is already very limited.  Youth group leaders who would like summer 2011 dates should contact the Youth in Mission office to reserve space and register as soon as possible.

Application forms online

More information, including applications and registration forms, is available on Youth in Mission’s website at http://yim.lstc.edu/. You may also call the Youth in Mission office at 800-635-1116, ext. 725, or send an email to youthinmission@lstc.edu for more information.

Support Youth in Mission

More than 500 high school youth have participated in Youth in Mission programs, becoming ambassadors for Christ and learning how God is calling them the serve in the world. Youth in Mission is made possible through a matching grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. If helping high school youth grow in their faith is important to you, please consider making a gift to Youth in Mission at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago today.

For more information, please contact Kristin Johnson, Program Coordinator of Youth in Mission, at 800-635-1116, ext.725.


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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