July 15-21, 2024
Every 3 years, thousands of high school youth and their adult leaders from across the ELCA gather for a week of faith formation and fellowship known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through inspiring speakers, conversations with partners, Bible study and being immersed in the host city, young people will be inspired, challenged and called to live out their faith in their daily lives. Additionally, young people will have opportunities to explore their vocation and discern where they are being called into this world.
Due to the cancellation of the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering, many young people were not able to participate in these life-changing faith formation events. In partnership with ELCA Young Adult Ministries, we are thrilled to offer the first-ever ELCA Young Adult Gathering to individuals who will be 18-35 at the time of the Gathering & occur concurrently.
We anticipate the ELCA Youth & Young Adult Gathering will cost around $1500. Families will invest 1/3 of that ($500), which includes a nonrefundable, per-person deposit of $150 due at registration in Oct. 2023. Save the date and stay tuned for more information!
Psalm 139: 14
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.
We are created to be brave, to show up with an open mind and heart, willing to be challenged.
We are created to be authentic, to bring our whole selves & know that we are loved by our Creator.
We are created to be free, to be transformed by the gospel.
We are created to be disruptive, to work for justice for all our siblings.
We are created to be disciples, to be sent out into the world to love our neighbor just as we are loved by God.