First Third Conversations

Young Adults and Outdoor Adventure

This week on FirstThird.org we begin sharing the amazing thesis work of our Luther Seminary Children, Youth and Family Ministry MA students.  We have five finalists, and will feature one writer and their topic for each of the next five weeks.  You'll be blown away by their ideas and the quality of their thinking about ministry with those in the first third of life.  ENJOY

 I began my seminary studies with a deep passion for outdoor ministry. My own experiences tell me that nature

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Young People, Divorce and Youth Ministry

Leveraging the Ecclesial Community to Create Ontological Security

by Andy Root

"If she regrets the union that created me, then who am I now? And where do I belong in the world?"

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Stewarding the Strengths of Children and Youth

A strengths-based journey focuses on fulfilling the calling for which you are uniquely equipped. In turn, that contributes to the fulfillment of God's calling for the church as a whole and for the sake of the other and the world.

Trinity Lutheran in Stillwater, Minn. has been discovering strengths with their children and youth as they seek to steward the gifts that God has given.

(This video was developed in collaboration with Luther Seminary's Center for Stewardship Leaders.)

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