2018 Synod Journey Resources

Below are resources from the 2018 NE MN Synod Journey. While some of the content may refer to the 2018 NE MN Synod Journey, these resources can be easily adapted and used with youth and adult groups to nurture faith!

Make Your Own Story Kit!
“The Word” Scripture Book Template
Question Marks from Trainers Warehouse
Tiles were cut approximately 1.5″ square and letters were printed on standard labels
Cloth was cut 18″ square
Flip flop, water bottle and candle purchased at local stores

These worship resources have been written by the NE MN Synod Journey worship team. You are invited to use these resources as written, or use elements of them to help congregations explore together the theme, “This Changes Everything.”



  • Worship Liturgy Template: PDF


  • Worship Liturgy Template: PDF


  • Worship Liturgy Template: Download PDF

Includes a commissioning litany that incorporates the Synod Journey. Use the full worship liturgy or portions.

  • Click here for the ELCA Youth Gathering commissioning litany.

“On the Journey” Resources!

These are the worship liturgies, bus devotions, and family time resources Synod Journey participants experienced during travel and in Galveston. Tweak them to make them your own! You might set up local “Synod Journey” experiences by setting up servant events for your group, using the Synod Journey resources, watching the ELCA Youth Gathering videos, or other events that mirror the real Synod Journey.
Bus Trip Activities/Devotions:

Worship Liturgies:

ELCA Youth Gathering Resources


  • The NE MN Synod Day focus was “Love”
  • If you are looking for a video that is not listed, not all videos have permission to be shared beyond use at the Synod Day itself. The videos listed on the ELCA sheet are the only ones that come with permission to share and use publicly.
  • Woman at the Well” video from YouTube

Reflection Curriculum from the Gathering to help group process their experience.

Gathering for Community (September)
Gathering for Reformation (October)
Gathering for Home (November)
Gathering for Compassion (December)
Gathering for Love (January)
Gathering for Relationship (February)
Gathering for Justice (March)
Gathering for Advocacy (April)
Gathering for Purpose (May)

Download full curriculum here.