What is a

Youth Gathering?

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders 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.

Read and See all about our time in Houston!

Photos from advent at the gathering


Houston, Texas

Houston is a diverse, multicultural metropolis with thriving performing arts and culinary scenes, over 55,000 acres of green space, large and growing international community, and so much more.


June 27 - July 1, 2018


Youth who are in

8th - 12th grade by September, 2017 are eligible to attend.


Adult leaders must be 21 at the time of the Gathering.


It's 1,155 miles from our church to Houston, TX. 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!

See what we did in 2015 for the Rise Up! Youth Gathering in Detroit, Michigan

Twitter: #RiseUpAdventELC
Instagram: #RiseUpAdventELC
Blog: RiseUpAdventELC.blogspot.com


^^^Video from our presentation in worship ^^^
Video of Pictures from Detroit (below)


3660 Kenny Road

Columbus, OH  43220

Tel: 614-451-3639
Fax: 614-451-0322

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Member of the ELCA

About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:
The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.5 million members in more than 9,300 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the Bible and the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther.

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