The Southeastern Iowa Synod is committed to nurturing faith, equipping leaders, and celebrating the ways in which God works through children, youth and families in our synod.

Upcoming Events

Children & Youth Network Meeting:
Thursday, March 7, 2019
9:30 am – 2:00 pm

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St. John’s Lutheran Church
1224 East Street
Grinnell, IA 50112

$5 donation for lunch


9:30-10:00 am–Arrival and Networking Time

10:00-10:30 am–Worship/Introductions

10:30 am – 12:30 am –Resource Sharing: Participants are invited to share a best practice/event/resource in presentation up to 10 minutes, followed by a 10 minute Q&A. Go to to submit a topic.

12:30-1:15 pm–Networking Lunch

1:15-2:00 pm–Network Updates & Reflection on Morning Presentations

2:00 pm–Go in Peace!

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Join the Southeastern Iowa Synod Children and Youth Ministry Network digital network drop-in every 2nd Tuesday each month from 12-1:00 pm.

It’s a simple way to stay connected, support and encourage one another. The first 20 minutes will be dedicated to checking in with each other followed by a conversation about a specific topic.

Grab your lunch, your headphones, and your smartphone, tablet, or computer and connect to Zoom with the link below.

Click here for calendar file (.ics) to add all the dates to your calendar

Jan 8, 2019
Feb 12, 2019
Mar 12, 2019
Apr 9, 2019
May 14, 2019
Jun 11, 2019
Jul 9, 2019
Aug 13, 2019
Sep 10, 2019
Oct 8, 2019
Nov 12, 2019
Dec 10, 2019

Meeting link (same for all the meetings!)

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