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Teens and GEMS

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 Process for registering a Teen LWML group in the Texas District

The sponsoring society or individual sends a Letter of Intent to their LWML District President. (Download form here.)

The LWML District President prepares and sends a welcome letter to the group sponsor. The Chairman of the Teen LWML Committee is informed and is provided with a copy of the Letter of Intent and the District President’s welcome letter.

The Teen LWML Committee Chairman makes contact with the group sponsor and organizes contact information for future communication. NOTE: Teen groups may have a name that does not include “LWML” or “GEMS”, but in order to be classified as a Teen LWML Group in the Texas District, registration is a requirement.

Requirements to form a group

Teen ladies through the age of 17 who are interested in growing in their relationship with their Lord through Bible studies, prayer, fellowship, and service. Note: High School seniors who began the school year at age 17 may continue membership until high school graduation.

A current LWML society or individual LWML member, age 21 or older, who is willing to sponsor (mentor) the group

A signed photo release form on file for all teen members. (Download form click here)


The structure of each group and how, when, and where the group meets is decided by its teen members with the approval of their sponsor (mentor).

Group organization and activities should be consistent with the purposes and practices of the LWML.

The adult sponsor (mentor) or an approved substitute must be present at each meeting or sponsored activity.

We recommend that permission slips/medical authorizations for each teen member be kept on file in case of an emergency or in the event it is necessary to contact a parent/guardian. (Download form click here)

Some thoughts from LWML Texas District Teens

"To be in God's love means to show his love through your actions and how you present yourself."

"God will be there when no one else is."

"To be in God's love means to be blessed!"

"God's love shows through your actions. You are surrounded by the love that God pours on you!"

"I think it means to use the gifts God has given us to spread His love to others."

"Do not focus on outer beauty and adorning yourself with trinkets, but allow God to work in you so that you can be a model for others by your actions and your love!"

"You are beautiful in God's love."

"I think it means I show my love for God with my actions; attitude towards life; and problems I may encounter."





Convention Fun! 

Teen GEMS have been part of the last several LWML Texas District Conventions.  They are loads of fun and a great way to meet other girls across the district who also embrace Mission Service.  
Calling all teens (girls ages 12-17) to join Lutheran Women In Mission at the Waco Convention! Plans are being made to work on service projects; visit the Dr Pepper Museum and other Waco attractions by trolley; participate in the Mission in Motion Prayer Walk; attend worship and Bible studies; enjoy entertainment by Wendysue, a gifted songwriter and worship leader; address the convention during Sunday’s session; complete craft projects and more! Registration is only $60 ($80 after May 15) which includes three breakfasts, Friday’s lunch, Saturday’s supper, supplies, a T-shirt and transportation to Waco area attractions. Teens are asked to purchase the Saturday box lunch for $8.50 on their registration form. Please contact the Housing Coordinator to reserve a hotel room at the Courtyard, as the teen meeting room will be at that hotel. An adult mentor/leader (convention attendee) is requested for every 1-4 girls registered. Contact Amy Cox, with any questions.