Youth & Family

Yearly_Waiver_and_Release_of_Liability.docxKeep up with the youth and family of Arkansas and Oklahoma here. For more information, contact Pastor Liz Albertson, DEM and Assistant to the Bishop for Youth & Family

Resources and Information

Youth Leadership Network- for adults that work with children, youth, and/or young adults. We meet for an hour each month, in person and through GoToMeeting (online). The purpose is mutual support, idea sharing, and time for nurturing our own faith. If you are interested in checking out this group, please contact Pr Liz at 918-492-4288.

Upcoming Events and Dates:

  • 2018 Synod Assembly and Youth Lock-In. Join your LYO friends for a lock-in. Sleep at Fellowship Lutheran, work on the assembly skit, help prepare and serve Saturday night dinner, be present at the LYO table and more! Contact Pastor Liz with questions 608-498-5515.
  • 2017 LYO Meetings: October 21 at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Yukon, OK
  • THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING. 2018 ELCA YOUTH GATHERING: June 27- July 1, 2018. Registration for congregations open Sept 15, 2017. Youth eligible to attend the Gathering are in 8th-12th grade at the time of registration. For more information, click here:


For every LYO event, please take time to fill out each of these three forms for each of your youth going to the event.

Each youth must have one to participate!


Consent for Minor Transportation Form

Medical Consent Form

Waiver and Release of Liability Form

Adult Leader Background Checks

All adult chaperones need a background check. The AR-OK Synod does not recommend any organization for background checks,

but here are a couple that are frequently used. Congregations are responsible for acquiring and paying for background checks.

In OK: Or AR: