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Local

Y4Life Teams: High School and College Campus Ministry

Are you passionate about being pro-life and interested in starting a student life ministry at your high school or college campus? Y4Life Campus Ministry can help! We provide informative presentations about how 4Life ministry works and why it’s important to share the Y4Life message in your school and community. Y4Life Teams receive ongoing mentorship, resources, and other support for students and faculty who are working to share the 4Life message with their campuses and communities. Contact Michelle Bauman michelle@y4life.org to set up your presentation and build your Y4Life Team today!

Y4Life Lessons

Designed for the high school classroom, these engaging presentations address life issues that are related to various subjects and curriculums. Most often given in English, biology, and theology classrooms, these lessons engage students in a variety of ways and help them make connections between faith and life. For more information on topics or to request a custom-made presentation, contact Michelle Bauman at michelle@y4life.org.

Y4Life Apologetics

Designed for in-person weekend retreats or online gatherings of high school and college youth, the Y4Life Apologetics course takes youth through eight sessions that discuss theological truths and how to apply them to life issues and arguments. Through modeling and practice, youth gain experience in how to uphold life using Gospel-motivated biblical, logical, and philosophical approaches as well as how to have charitable conversations rather than aggressive arguments. For more details or to schedule an event, contact Director of Y4Life, Michelle Bauman at michelle@y4life.org.

Y4Life Retreats and Conferences

Are you looking for a weekend retreat or one-day event that focuses on LIFE? We can help you put that together! Y4Life retreats and conferences bring the topics and education to YOU. We work with host congregations and schools to provide educational opportunities for your youth that are built around your needs, interests, and location. Contact michelle@y4life.org for more information!

National

Y4Life in Washington D.C.

High-school- and college-aged youth are invited to attend Y4Life in Washington, D.C., each January. In addition to walking in the March for Life, participating youth engage in LFL’s FREE Y4Life in Washington, D.C. Conference and activities where they’ll have opportunities to meet other young leaders engaged in the For Life movement, learn about life issues, hear informational and motivational speakers, and prepare to be leaders 4Life in their schools and communities. Register for this exciting educational and life-changing experience through Michelle Bauman at michelle@y4life.org!

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Life Week 2023

Y4Life High School Leadership Retreat

Open to all Lutheran high school students and Y4Life Teams, this retreat teaches high school students how to be leaders 4Life on their high school campuses. Youth learn basic techniques and practices for speaking from a Gospel-motivated perspective, discover how to build an effective leadership team, and begin planning for the coming year. This retreat also offers opportunities for groups to share ideas and meet other 4Life youth across the nation. Space is limited to 40 participants! See current flyer for dates and registration process or contact Michelle Bauman at michelle@y4life.org.

Y4Life College Leadership Retreat

Open to college students on Lutheran campuses or connected to Lutheran campus ministries, this retreat addresses the unique challenges of promoting life Issues and supporting Y4Life Teams on a college campus. Students learn about the nine characteristics of a healthy Life Team and are given practical ways to establish a consistent mission and maintain a Gospel-motivated approach to life ministry. Participants will also discover how to zero in on appropriate life missions for their communities and exchange ideas and techniques with college students from across the nation. Space is very limited. See current flyer for dates and registration process or contact Michelle Bauman at michelle@y4life.org

Y4Life Summit

Join college and high school students from across the nation to learn about life issues and discover how to respond to them from a Gospel-motivated perspective! Each year the Summit will be held at a Concordia University. This year’s Y4Life Summit is scheduled for Concordia Texas, and it’s going to be filled with educational sessions and hands-on opportunities to support life. Check out our Y4Life Summit flier for event plans and lodging details! The conference is FREE, but space is limited.

Contact michelle@y4life.org for information on how to join other 4Life youth at Concordia University Texas from February 25-27 or download the Y4Life Summit flier HERE.

Special thanks to the Roy D. and Ingaborg G. Randolph Memorial Endowment Fund for underwriting the cost of this year’s conference!

Digital

Chats 4 Life

Are you interested in discussing contemporary Life issues with other high school and college-aged youth? Would you like to learn how to address those issues from a Gospel-motivated perspective? If so, Chats 4 Life is for you! Chats 4 Life offers young adults opportunities to connect via Zoom with other 4Life youth from across the nation. During these sessions on the first and third Thursdays of each month, youth are invited to network, ask questions, and engage in discussion about contemporary Life issues. Guided by Y4Life Director, Michelle Bauman, and other LFL national employees, this experience gives youth opportunities for real-time answers to Life ministry questions. Watch our Instagram page for the next Chats 4 Life opportunity and contact michelle@y4life.org for the latest meeting code and password! 

What about . . . Mondays?

Do you have a burning question or real-life situation that involves a life issue? Do you need advice as to how to speak from a Gospel-motivated perspective in an angry, anti-life world? If so, then What about . . . Mondays? is for you! Every second Monday of the month, students gather together on Zoom to talk about life issues they’d like to address. Based on youth questions and interests, Michelle Bauman and other members from LFL’s national staff help youth find a 4 Life answer to the problems the world tries to solve with death. Through practice and conversation, youth learn to address life issues from a Gospel-motivated perspective and share that perspective and hope with others. Contact michelle@y4life.org for more information!

Youth4Life Podcast

Youth4Life Podcast with Michelle Bauman