Concordia Experience

Concordia Youth Ministry - CYM

A Dual Ministry

For CUC Students

Students of Concordia-Chicago: this ministry is for YOU!

Students meet weekly in one of our six CYM teams, led by trained Co-Leaders. They will experience the benefits of consistent, Christ-centered relationships, grounded in his word. The weekly meetings within CYM are a time for students to refocus on Christ and the gospel in the midst of all the hectic schedules of everyday lives.

The goal of CYM is, through the power of Christ’s gospel, to love one another, build support for one another, and refocus our lives on the work He has for us.

For Senior And Junior High Youth

YES! We are Concordia-Chicago YOUTH Ministry!

The second aspect of our ministry is focused on leading lock-ins and retreats for congregations and schools. Our CYM teams are comprised of students who are passionate about the work of the church and about inspiring the next generation to grow in their relationship with God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

If YOU, as the leader of a local church or school (Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan...anywhere in reasonable driving distance) would like a CYM Team of leaders to host or plan a lock-in or retreat for your youth, feel free to request a team below.

CYM Teams are prepared to:

  • Plan and lead youth bible studies and devotions
  • Plan and lead games
  • Plan and lead ice breakers and team-building

In coordination with the leadership of the congregation, CYM teams also may support the existing worship activities of the congregation through music.

Concordia-Chicago students are looking forward to building positive, Christ-centered relationships with the young people in our congregations and schools.

CYM Coordinator, Emma Otto, will be in touch with you following your initial e-mail. Then you can begin to coordinate plans with the Co-Leaders of your assigned team!

Requesting a Team

Simply click here, or contact us at

Weekly Verse

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18