Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are 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.
Minneapolis: where there's a park every six blocks, where biking and running trails go for miles, and the most Lutheran-dense city in the USA, is the location of the 2022 Gathering.
Youth who are in 8th to 12th grade at the time of registration (Fall 2021) are eligible to attend.
It's 768.1 miles from our church to Minneapolis, Minnesota. So as you can imagine getting there will be a financial challenge. Also, we must pay for hotel costs.
It is also $350 per person to register.
Is that a lot of money? Yes. Can you help? Yes!
Read and See all about our
time in Houston from 2018!
Photos from advent at the gathering
See what we did in 2015 for the Rise Up! Youth Gathering in Detroit, Michigan