Step by Step towards more youth participation

The LWF Youth Desks invites you to apply with your initiative on youth participation for 2016.

Do you have an interesting idea on how to involve more with your church life? Are you organizing a training on youth participation? Do you want to start an inter-generational group that thinks about youth participation in your church? Are you developing new ways of being a youth-friendly church?

We invite you to share those ideas with LWF and to apply for a small scale support to kick start your initiative with a financial support up to 400€.  In each quarter up to 6 initiatives  can be supported.


The Lutheran World Federation through its strategic commitment wants to ensure that “young people have a place and a voice in all aspects of church and communion life, including decision making and leadership” (LWF Strategy 2012-2017). Youth participation and youth leadership are held to be cross-cutting priorities which require attention and commitment at all levels of church and communion life.

We are in on-going commitment to ensure that young people have a place and voice in the LWF and its member churches; that their views, concerns and hopes are received, and needs are served; as well as to ensure that LWF programs remain relevant to young communion members.


Please read the documents provided here in your language and submit your full application online: or via the "Application form".

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