Youth Ministry

Youth are the future and the present of our churches. The CLB seeks to unleash our youth to be leaders in our churches and denomination. We stay in touch with youth workers throughout the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, supporting, encouraging and resourcing our youth leaders and pastors.

ELEVATE Youth Convention

JULY 2-6, 2024  |  Estes Park, CO

Learn more about the theme and registration on the Elevate website

Youth Ministry Track at 2024 Convention

Dr. Sean McDowell

CLB Bieanniel Convention Guest

The CLB Biennial Convention is excited to have Dr. Sean McDowell with us on Saturday, June 8 during our Day of Equipping.
Date: June 8, 2024 (Saturday)
Track: Youth Ministry (for youth leaders, parents, and church leaders)
What: Four 60-minute presentations on the following topics:
  • The case for marriage
  • The worldview behind transgenderism
  • Engaging the LGBTQ conversation
  • Understanding and Reaching Generation Z

Rev. Mark Johannesen

CLB Youth Ministries Communications

My primary calling is to serve as associate pastor at True Life Church in Rochester, MN. I am no expert, but I love teens and hope to pass on my years of experience to the youth workers of the CLB. In addition I serve the CLBA as the Youth Ministries Communications point person.
I stay in touch with youth workers throughout the Church of the Lutheran Brethren, and do my best to share information that I gain from those conversations results here at and our Youth Workers Facebook Group.


ORANGE Conference '24

A conference for your entire family ministry team.
  • The cost of the conference is covered for the first 14 people to sign up!

Youth Ministry Mentors

Veteran youth workers are ready to come alongside your youth leader and/or congregation to strengthen your ministry.

Churches Helping Churches

Would you benefit from the help of a team or want to send a team to serve another church?
Contact Rev. Mark Johannesen
Ph: (507) 665-6393

2022 Elevate - Youth Convention

Find out all about the next Elevate Youth Convention and register to attend.

Employment Opportunities

Youth Ministry related employment opportunities.

Jonathan McKee - Videos

Watch the video of our Youth Ministry Training Sessions from the 2022 CLB Convention.