National Youth Forum 2018

We're looking for 6 amazing young people (16-20 year olds) who can represent the Lutheran Church in Queensland at our church's National Youth Forum in April 2018 - maybe you could be one of those people!?

Let me explain...
Every 3 years the Lutheran Church of Australia holds a national Synod (like a conference) to consider the BIG issues facing our church and to make decisions that ensure we continue to serve as God's church. Our next national Synod is scheduled for October 2018. Like most meetings of this nature national Synod delegates are typically local church leaders which means that the views of younger church members are not always heard.

To ensure that the voice of our young people is heard at this important gathering, our church is hosting a National Youth Forum so that we can hear what young members think about the BIG issues our church is wrestling with.

The National Youth Forum, which will be held from the 12-15 April 2018, will bring together 30 youth representatives (aged 16-20) from every district of our church in Adelaide to discuss some of the BIG issues like human sexuality, social media and women and the call to office of the public ministry. The results of the Forum will then be shared with delegates for the national Synod so that they know what young people think about these issues. The National Youth Forum is being facilitated by the Grow Ministry team, our national ministry partners.

Forum participants will be requried to complete a small amount of pre-reading to help inform their discussion and they will be asked to contribute $200 towards the cost of flights to Adelaide, accommodation and forum costs.

Could you be one of the Queensland representatives?
LYQ has been asked to identify 6 participants, aged 16-20, that can represent the Queensland District at this Forum. This will be a great opportunity to meet young people from across Australia and discuss issues of faith and life. If you'd like to be considered for this opportunity please email me (aaron.glover [at] lyq.org.au) outlining your responses to the application questions below by Monday 19 February 2018.

Application Questions

  • In 1 or 2 paragraphs outline what it means to you to be a member of your church.
  • In 1 or 2 paragraphs outline why you believe that you'll be a suitable ambassador for the Lutheran Church in Queensland at the National Youth Forum.
  • Please also include the following details - your full name, phone number, email, contact details for your parents, your age in 2018, the name of your congregation and your pastor.

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