Watch what God does, and then you do it...Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. – Ephesians 5:1-2 (The Message)
Welcome! Peace loves youth! Peace believes in youth! Peace invests in youth!
We believe in the God who is transforming this world one heart at a time. We want not only to be transformed, but to be used by Him to transform the world. He created us to know Him, love Him and in doing so, want to serve with Him.
We believe that we have no greater advocate in this world–He loves unconditionally and He has created each one of us to live not only a life of significance, but a life of true greatness–our world will forever be impacted because of what He was able to accomplish in and through us.
We believe in the God who does not wait until we are older, more knowledgeable and better equipped. In fact, we believe that God is using us to change adults in our world. We believe in the God who uses us at every season of our lives. We believe in the God who does His best work through on-the-job-training. We believe in the God who views every day as significant and we want to live them freely and fully, with great laughter and great friends. Together, we are going to do something!
Peace sits at the crossroads of the highways in the DFW area. Our youth ministry draws youth from many school districts such as:
- Eagle Mountain-Saginaw
- Ft. Worth
Peace Youth Ministry is continually developing to reach the uniqueness of Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers. Peace partners with parents to connect youth to God (Father, Jesus, Spirit), to our church family & to our community.
God has invited us into His story. We have the opportunity to play a significant role in His story being lived out now! As with every story, there is a need to know what has come before the action we find ourselves in—and so, this 2012-13 school year the youth at Peace, along with children & adults, will read & learn the narrative of the Bible—God’s Story as He has revealed it throughout time.
Together we are on a journey of faith discovery & development. What does it mean to be a disciple? Who is this God? What does He want from me? How do I connect with Him? How can I get the most out of what God is offering? Just as Jesus, gathered a small band of disciples together to learn as He lived among them…we, too, gather as youth families to learn to proclaim Jesus as both Savior & Lord. How does being a Lutheran Christian impact the way that I see God, the Father, Jesus & Spirit in my life, in my church & in my world?
A National LCMS Youth Gathering
…an event three years in the making and in our own great state of Texas!
LCMS youth and adult leaders will visit
San Antonio under the theme Live Love(d)
based on I John 4:9:
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” – (NIV 1984)
Our youth have an incredible opportunity to be a part of a phenomenal event next summer—the National LCMS Youth Gathering. Once in a high school student’s career they will have the opportunity to gather with youth and their leaders from all around the country (and some from beyond) to boldly proclaim, celebrate, nurture and witness their faith. Next summer 20,000+ youth will descend on the city of San Antonio, TX, on July 1-5, for a life-changing, faith-challenging mountain top experience. We go to celebrate; we go to serve; we go to encourage; we go to be equipped; and, we go to hear those words of grace “you are loved!” and we return to LiveLove(d).
Each day of the Gathering will be filled with Bible Studies, Concerts, Activities, Service, Worship and so much more! You cannot begin to imagine the level of excellence that such an event brings. Each youth who attends will be amazed at what awaits them in San Antonio, and you will be amazed at their testimonies upon their return.
Live Love(d) is open to Peace youth entering their 10th grade year at the time of the Gathering.
Peace is committed to making this event possible for every youth interested in attending.
Registration cost is projected at $1035 (This is a high estimate.)
- $295 Registration Fee
- $245 Housing (Hotel assignments occur in January)
- $200 Transportation (arrangements finalized with final count)
- $245 Meals & Tips
- $50 Local Attraction
It is not expected that families will pay this total amount. We know that families will need to get that cost down significantly.
We have been saving towards for LiveLove(d). We will continue to raise funds through Advent/Lenten Meals and Gun Clubs. The NYG is also one of Peace’s funding the mission opportunities in 2013.
It is realistic at this time for families to budget to cover at least $540 (which would include the Registration Fee and the money needed for meals & tips).
- $100 of it will be due as a non-refundable deposit upon registration
- $245 of it will be due upon departure
- $195 of it will be made as payments after January 1.
- You will need to complete this Youth Registration Form.
- You will need to save the form, print it, sign it and return the signed hard copy to the church office. In addition, email it as an attachment to DCE Rebecca Brockman.
- You will need to pay the $100 non-refundable registration fee. (Makes checks payable to: Peace Lutheran Church. Be sure to mail &/or give the deposit to DCE Rebecca Brockman.)
October 7 is the deadline.
Youth who register after this deadline will not be guaranteed a spot. They will be added to the group as the LCMS Gathering allows space and as our transportation arrangements allow.
It’s phenomenally fun!
It has the potential to transform your life!
Here are just a few of the testimonials from Peace Youth that went to the most recent NYG:
“I had an awesome time this week and as one of our speakers said ‘I will be coming back with different ears and different eyes!’” ~ Beau
“I experienced God in so many ways this week. I have seen him in the kindness demonstrated by total strangers, in the speakers that were called this week to tell their stories, and in the success of the convention. …This is one week I know I will never forget.” ~ Katy
“… The breathtaking thing was looking behind and seeing all of the Christians who filled the Super Dome coming together as one. It is always a good feeling to know that you always have people behind you no matter what the circumstances; through the good and the bad. The fun has never stopped and neither has our spiritual growth.” ~ Brice
“I thought that National Youth Gathering was an amazing experience for me because I learned that God is always with us even though we feel alone sometimes.” ~ Emily
“My experience at NYG has been amazing! Not only did I meet new people, but I’ve built a better relationship with my Lord. …I definitely want to go to the next NYG in San Antonio!! This was such a worthwhile experience!” ~ Jessica
“The overall National Youth Gathering was life changing. … Jesus changed my life and it is an honor that he is using me to change other people’s lives. … I am ecstatic that it was God’s plan for me to come and leave new Orleans to spread his great news.” ~ Nyamat
Important Forms for Peace Youth Ministry
CDT Retreat Information & Forms
For more information contact DCE Rebecca Brockman