SALLT sponsors Holden servant leadership event

SALLT sponsored a four-day servant leadership event at Holden Village in May 2013. The weekend included learning about SALLT's four-step service learning process and included a unique service project: Dismantling the current labyrinth and creating a new one in a new location. Read more at


Globally-linked youth featured an article about youth groups from Decorah, Iowa, engaging with ELCA global mission efforts. Read the article here:



SALLT Project leaders featured in article

Mark Jackson and David Ellingson and their work in faith-based service learning were featured in the June 2012 issue of The Lutheran Magazine. The piece explored making service and mission experiences more than projects and trips. Read the article here.


2012 ELCA Youth Gathering in the News

View video clips from the New Orleans gathering here.

Also, see these local news stories about the Gathering: 

Combining service and the vocation of a writer

Kirsten Petersen, a member of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Montgomery Village, MD, wrote several articles and blog posts during the 2009 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans, including reflections on the group's service experiences.

Read her work here:

Example of creative reflection and celebration

A dozen participants in the 2011 Disciple Project's Go Serve! Track spent a day of service and learning at My Father's Farm in Seguin, TX. The learned about the farm's ministry and goals and had a chance to lend a helping hand. (The Disciple Project is a week-long intergenerational leadership school sponsored by the ELCA Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod.)

Watch a video, compiled by Tracy Vik, a volunteer youth leader from South Dakota, reflecting and celebrating the group's work:

2009 ELCA Youth Gathering

The Times-Picayune, New Orleans' daily newspaper, presented a front-page article on the 37,000 youth and adults that had just arrived for the 2009 ELCA Youth Gathering. The event included a significant emphasis on service, mission, and justice.

Read the article here:

Two bucks a day...

To understand the reality of poverty that faces much of the world, the youth group from Peace Lutheran Church in Beavercreek, OH, staged a "2 days - 2 dollars" service learning event. The group slept overnight in cardboard boxes, had only had $2 to spend each day, and learned about a number of Dayton-area justice and advocacy organizations. The experience included significant attention to preparation, reflection, and celebration.