How do I prepare my LCMS Youth List?


To prepare your LCMS Youth List, you'll need to set up a few Smart Groups to get the appropriate people and fields of information. The first thing you'll want to do is to set up a Smart Group:

  1. Click on the gear icon in the top menu to open your settings.
  2. Click “Smart Groups.”
  3. Type the name of the Smart Group into the blank text box.
  4. Create the parameters for your group by adding traits. Smart Groups can have as many or as few traits as you want.
  5. Click “Add Group” to create your new Smart Group.

The first smart group you'll want to set up will find all your youth by age between:

We can then create another smart group that looks at all your youth, filtered on their grade:

Note: You'll need to make sure you have each of these grades created in Church360° Members, and your students appropriately assigned to those grades.

Finally, you can create a smart group that combines the two, and this will make your final Youth List Smart Group:

By creating this final Smart Group, you will make sure that Church360° Members has the appropriate group of people for your list. From there, you can click on the number of people you see in the group, and this should take you to the People View.

Make sure the People View is set to Individuals, and then, select the following columns under the "Columns" button at the top right side of the screen:

  • Address
  • Birthday
  • Email Addresses
  • Grade
  • Phone Numbers.

After that, click the download button, and choose "Excel". This will provide you with a spreadsheet that will contain your information about the youth in this LCMS Youth List. Please carefully review this data to make sure the appropriate people are on this list.

Once you've verified your list, you can email the spreadsheet to