Youth who are in 8th grade through 12th grade are invited to attend the Youth Gathering 

Youth Gatherings happen every 3 years! 

What is a ELCA Youth Gathering?

Every 3 years, 30,000 high school youth and adult leaders from across the Evanglical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) gather for a week of faith formation known as the Youth Gathering. Through days spent in Interactive Learning, Worship, Bible Study, Service, and Fellowship, youth will grow in their faith and they will be challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives. 


An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events: the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color and the tAble, a gathering that brings together, blesses, and empowers youth with disabilities. 



Who can attend the Youth Gathering?

Youth who are in 8th- 12th grade at the time of registration (Fall of 2021) are eligible to attend. Adult Leaders must be at least 21 years old at the time of the Youth Gathering. 

We encourage youth who have aged out of going to the Youth Gathering (college aged) to look into the Gathering's unique volunteer opportunities for young adults. 

Where will the Youth Gathering be?

The location of the ELCA Youth Gathering changes every year.  This year the Youth Gathering will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 


Minneapolis is a great city to host the Youth Gathering and has excellent venus for all the Gathering praograms that will be offered. It is a diverse, Lutheran-dense city, nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in the heart of the Midwest. This will be the city's first time hosting the ELCA Youth Gathering. 



How much does the Youth Gathering cost?

Ms. Joy would like us to be in the Early Bird Registration slot because it is the cheapest option. 


The Early Bird Registration cost:



The Regular Registration cost:



The Late Registration cost:



There will be a $150 Non-refundable desposit per- person to make sure that you solidify your spot on the trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering. This isn't an additional cost, it is within the $350 cost for the Early Bird Registration. 



Please note that with COVID-19 and this new Variant Virus happening, the planning for the Youth Gathering is always changing. 

If it does get postponed until Summer 2023, from which you will get a FULL refund/ it will go towards the next gathering. 

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Joy! 

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SUMMER OF 2022!!!!