YOUTH RALLY MISSION STATEMENT
The WELS International Youth Rally exists to provide youth and youth leaders from across the synod a large-scale worship, education, fellowship, recreation, and service opportunity that deepens commitment to Christ and his church.
The 2012 WELS International Youth Rally was held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Over 1,900 WELS youths and adult chaperones from around the world attended this rally and returned home with ideas on how to make their Teens' groups better. Check out the links to the right for videos from the 2012 WELS International Youth Rally.
The 2014 WELS International Youth Rally was once again held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, from June 25 through June 28. The rally theme was NO FEAR based upon the words in Psalm 27:1: "The LORD is my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid?" Check out the link to the right for the closing video from the 2014 WELS International Youth Rally.
The 2016 WELS International Youth Rally was held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, from June 28 through July 1, 2016. Five teens and two chaperones attended the rally from St. John's. The rally theme OUR GOD REIGNS! was based upon the words of Isaiah 52. Each time we met for worship and attended keynote addresses, the theme allowed us to contemplate the part our gracious God plays in our lives. He gives us confidence. He gives us peace. He gives us victory. We truly stand in awe of him and proclaim with our lives, "Our God Reigns."