What is The Lutheran Youth Room?

The Lutheran Youth Room is a website designed to serve as a communication link and resource site for volunteer, part-time, and full-time youth leaders of Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod congregations.


What are the goals of The Lutheran Youth Room?

The Lutheran Youth Room has several goals:

  1. Give youth leaders support for their service by providing helpful information through blogs, articles, activities, Bible studies, games and reviews.
  2. Give youth leaders the opportunity to share their expertise by writing blogs, articles, activities, Bible studies, games and reviews
  3. Connect youth leaders from congregations with limited numbers of youth within in a geographic region. Leaders planning joint events can bring together enough youth for activities that otherwise wouldn’t be possible.
  4. Provide a forum in which youth leaders can ask questions, share their successes, give warnings on pitfalls to avoid, and support one another in this vital ministry to youth.

Who put The Lutheran Youth Room together?

The Lutheran Youth Room is an initiative of Chris Schmidt Stewardship Ministries (CSSM), an organization supporting Lutheran ministries in Southern Wisconsin. CSSM is not an RSO of the LCMS, nor is it a ministry of the South Wisconsin District. CSSM is named in memory of Chris Schmidt, a lay person who supported the gospel of Jesus Christ through the work of his local congregation, Concordia University Wisconsin, and the church at large.

CSSM supports The Lutheran Youth Room through an advisory committee consisting of:

Craig Schmidt, son of Chris Schmidt

Kristine Howley, daughter of Chris Schmidt

Dr. John W. Oberdeck, Emeritus Professor of Theology, Concordia University Wisconsin

Nathan Ballard, Director of Youth Ministry at Brookfield Lutheran Church, Brookfield, WI

Andrew Cordy, Director of Christian Education at Peace Lutheran Church, New Berlin, WI