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Brian Steward

Brian Steward grew up in DeWitt, Iowa, and graduated from Concordia University in River Forest, IL. He has served as DCE at Zion Lutheran in Naperville, IL, and currently serves as Director of Youth Ministries at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria, IL. Brian has served as Team Chaplain for the Peoria Pirates Arena League football team for two seasons and he has been on the 2010 and 2013 LCMS National Youth Gathering Mass Event Teams. Brian has a heart for the lost and a strong passion for youth ministry, which started after he attended his first Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas, in 1995. Brian loves his Lord, his wife Nicole, his son Nile, his puppy Lily, his family and friends, and he cheers hard for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and White Sox!

Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Love Your Seniors! 5/17/2011
  A very popular way we have chosen to bless our senior youth in our church is with senior quilts.
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Time for a Retreat! 9/1/2011
  We need to try to eliminate most of the drama within our groups before we can ever invite others into the group or go out and share Jesus' love with others outside of our group. Youth retreats can help!
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Youth Group Hits the Town 10/11/2011
  This year, we want to be intentional about going out into the community and making an impact for the Lord!
Road to the Gathering: Where Are You Staying? 4/10/2013
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Cans for Jesus 4/12/2011
  Whether it's collecting cans for the needy, or another project or cause, we encourage you to get out into your community and help.
Road to the Gathering 9/8/2009
Road to the Gathering: I Should Go to the Youth Gathering? Really? 9/22/2009
Road to the Gathering: I Need More Help! 10/20/2009
Road to the Gathering: No Lack of Talent 12/15/2009
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Kidnapping the Eighth Graders 6/14/2011
  Today I want to offer an idea that can help get your newly confirmed youth interested in high school youth ministry.
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Ready for Some Football! 9/13/2011
  Whether you are a big fan, a small fan, or not a fan at all, you can incorporate a little football into your ministry.
Road to the Gathering: Why are we Going Back to New Orleans? 10/6/2009
Road to the Gathering: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 11/3/2009
Road to the Gathering: For All the Saints 11/17/2009
Road to the Gathering: Remembering Cory 12/7/2009
Road to the Gathering: A Wonderful Gift from God 1/19/2010
Road to the Gathering: How am I going to pay for this? 2/9/2010
  on fund-raising for the Gathering
Road to the Gathering: Fundraising the Fun Way 2/23/2010
Road to the Gathering: Fundraising the Fun Way, part 2 3/9/2010
  fundraising ideas for the National Youth Gathering
Road to the Gathering: Letters from Home 3/23/2010
Road to the Gathering: Check your Mailbox & the Web Site! 5/5/2010
Road to the Gathering: Family Fun Time! 5/27/2010
Road to the Gathering: Don't Forget 6/15/2010
Road from the Gathering: It's Not an End...It's a Beginning 8/6/2010
Road from the Gathering: Celebrate Good Times! 9/7/2010
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': What Should I Do? 10/26/2010
  So, living my life knowing and understanding that I am a saved and redeemed child of God, what should I do?
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Ideas for the Cross 1/21/2011
  It is so important to remember that as church workers, we should always focus on the message of the cross. Here are some ideas of ways you can do that.
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': All We Need is Love 2/23/2011
  The Commandments are broken down into two basic things--we are told by God to love Him, and to love our neighbors.
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Where Do I Start? 11/23/2010
  "Strongly desire to serve, love, and praise God." Funneling all of your ideas into this statement will help direct you.
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Time to Pray 2/29/2012
  We can and should do a better job explaining and modeling the importance of prayer.
Servin' Lovin' Praisin': Is this Heaven? 4/24/2012
  Wonderful weather means it's time to get outside!
Road to the Gathering: Oh, the Memories! 10/23/2012
Road to the Gathering: Registration Made Easy 10/11/2012
  The National LCMS Youth Gathering tries to make it as easy as possible on youth workers concerning paperwork.
Road to the Gathering: Registration is Not Over Yet! 11/21/2012
  The priority window has closed, but registration isn't over!
Road to the Gathering :Pre-Planning 8/14/2012
  Taking students to the Youth Gathering is something that you need to plan for many months in advance.
Road to the Gathering: Registration Tips 9/11/2012
  Gathering registration tips
Road to the Gathering: Questions to Answer 3/6/2013
Road to the Gathering: Invited! 7/31/2012
  You can be the person who invites the next generation of leaders in the church!
Road to the Gathering: To Fly or Not To Fly 12/19/2012
  To fly or to drive?
Road to the Gathering: This Year! 1/31/2013

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