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Lutheran Youth Organization

The Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) of the NC Synod is open to all youth in grades 6-12. Youth are members by virtue of being a member of any NC Synod ELCA congregation.

Every year, Lutheran youth across North Carolina gather in February for an assembly. At LYO Assembly, youth spend time with each other in small groups, singing with the band and growing in faith.

The strength of LYO in North Carolina comes from the youth themselves. LYO is always youth-planned and youth-led. Adult advisors work hard to create an environment that nurtures and grows faith and develops all youth as leaders.

LYO 2023 Assembly Details


Event Details

  • Coming Soon in Fall 2022
  • DATES: February 24-26, 2023
  • LOCATION: Embassy Suites, Greensboro
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Tell It! Video Contest

  • The synod’s Engage the Bible Task Group challenges youth groups to get creative & film their retelling of a Bible story.
  • The top 3 submissions will be shown and voted on by youth at the LYO Assembly.
  • Enter for a chance to earn cash prizes for your youth group!

2023 Offering

LYO Offerings will go toward...TBD in Fall 2022.

Give Online Here - Select 'Leadership/Discipleship' fund and enter 'LYO Offering' in the memo

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Adult and Small Group Leader Information

  • 2022 Resources for Youth Groups: Now Available!
  • 2023 Information Coming in Fall 2022
  • Safe Gatherings child protection training and background check, or an equivalent, must be on file for each adult leader within the last 3 years

LYO Board

2023 Members: Currently reviewing applications.

Adult Advisors: Kai Thurow, Cathryn Hewett, Carissa Abraham

LYO Band

2023 Members: Currently accepting applications!

Adult Advisors: Pastor Emily Norris, Pastor Andrew Buck

Additional Resources

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2020 Tell It! Videos

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2019 Tell It! Videos


Safe Gatherings

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