LYF Spring Retreat

ND District LYF (Lutheran Youth Fellowship) Spring Retreat

Friday-Saturday, March 6-7

Chieftain Conference Center, Carrington, ND

Students in grade 8 and up, and adults are invited to this Retreat. Registration begins at 7 PM Friday, March 6 and activities begin at 7:30 PM. If you cannot arrive by 7:30 PM, just join us when you can! If your schedule allows attendance at only part of the Retreat, you are welcome to join us when you can! The Retreat concludes Saturday, March 7, at about 4 PM.

The Retreat theme is “Motivated by Love” a companion piece to the Every One His Witness® evangelism program created by LCMS Witness and Outreach Ministry.

Jacob Nistler, Zion Lutheran Church, Bismarck will facilitate four sessions giving teens the tools to Listen, Ask, Seek, Share, Invite and Encourage their friends for the sake of Christ.  Jacob Nistler and Aidan Quirk, Bethel Lutheran Church, Bismarck, were trained to facilitate “Motivated by Love” at Synod teen leadership training in 2019.

The Retreat will also include:

  • Bible study with Pastor Adam Harvala, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, West Fargo
  • morning and evening devotions
  • music by the District LYF leaders
  • morning walk/run (optional)
  • singing, visiting and snacks with Golden Acres Manor residents on Saturday afternoon
  • breakfast, afternoon & evening snacks
  • noon buffet at Pizza Ranch
  • personal visit with a Concordia University, Seward representative (tentative)
  • renewing friendships and meeting new friends
  • + more!

$75 registration fee includes Saturday breakfast & pizza buffet lunch, Friday night sleeping room and program costs. A prorated registration fee is available if you attend only part of the Retreat. Please register by Sunday, March 1.

The registration form can be found at on the downloads page.  To register, call, text or email Caylee Nelson (District LYF Secretary) or mail the registration form. (701) 805-1877 (cell) |  If you register by phone or email, bring the registration form and fee with you on March 6.

If you have questions about the Retreat, contact LYF Pastoral Advisor Pastor Adam Harvala | (701) 936-1156 (cell) |


 LYF Lay Advisor, Pat Sebastian | (701) 471-3289 (cell) |