GETTING READY RESOURCES An expectation of the Synod Journey is that groups meet at least monthly for group building, Bible studies and other activities to prepare for the Synod Journey and ELCA Youth Gathering. Below are a variety of resources from the Synod Journey Worship Team and ELCA Youth Gathering to assist you in your meetings. Use these overviews and guides to help you determine the best resources for you to use:
WORSHIP LITURGIES These worship resources have been written by the NE MN Synod Journey worship team. You are invited to use these resources as written, or use elements of them to help congregations explore together the theme, "This Changes Everything."
Hear Worship Liturgy Template: Download in Word or PDF
Celebrate Worship Liturgy Template: Download in Word or PDF
Sent Worship Liturgy Template: Download in Word or PDF Includes a commissioning litany that incorporates the Synod Journey. Use the full worship liturgy or portions. Click here for the ELCA Youth Gathering commissioning litany.
"On the Journey" Resources! These are the worship liturgies, bus devotions, and family time resources Synod Journey participants experienced during travel and in Galveston. Tweak them to make them your own! You might set up local "Synod Journey" experiences by setting up servant events for your group, using the Synod Journey resources, watching the ELCA Youth Gathering videos, or other events that mirror the real Synod Journey.
Journal (Print back to back, fold in half to make a journal.)
If you are doing Service Projects as part of your local Synod Journey experience, we encourage you to have your youth watch this video we showed to Synod Journey participants on Service Learning and use the discussion guide. Bianca Vazquez Video Link Bianca Vazquez Discussion Guide
If you are looking for a video that is not listed, not all videos have permission to be shared beyond use at the Synod Day itself. The videos listed on the ELCA sheet are the only ones that come with permission to share and use publicly.