LWF Youth Desk

The Youth Desk of the Lutheran World Federation, based in Geneva, Switzerland, is working for young people in the communion of the LWF and for its member churches. It has been established 1981. After an evaluation, the LWF council approved a major realignment.


Active, meaningful and equal participation of youth in the life of the LWF Communion and its member churches, and through this, in the holistic mission of God.


To work with and for youth, as well as with and for LWF member churches, to promote the full inclusion of youth and youth concerns in the life and decision-making of church and society in close cooperation with other relevant networks.


To ensure
1) that youth are recognized as significant and valuable resource people integrated within their local church structures and decision-making bodies;

2) Youth representation through integration in all LWF (sub-regional, regional, global) activities and youth participation is strengthened

3) Youth concerns, perspectives and issues are acted upon within the LWF Communion

4) that LWF-Youth provides a visible expression of communion in the world.

Read the full text of the Strategic Plan of LWF Youth 2008-2011 (pdf, 117kb)