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.
In 2018 our synod had 724 high school youth and adult leaders who traveled to Houston under the theme of “This Changes Everything”. Our synod is now planning for our trip to the next ELCA Youth Gathering; now to be held in 2022.
For more information or to learn more, contact:
Pastor Jason Poole-Xiong
2022 Gathering Synod Coordinator
(847) 893-9226 – Cell
On behalf of the ELCA Youth Gathering and the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin welcome to the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering! After the hard decision was made to postpone the 2021 Youth Gathering we are so excited to begin planning again. This page will seek to be a synod-specific resource in order to help adult leaders help congregations get ready for registration which opens in September and then in preparing for the journey to the Gathering next summer.
In June and July we held two Congregation Adult Leader Information Meetings. Below is a recording of the meeting that took place on July 14, 2021 specifically for primary adult leaders of congregations in the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin-ELCA in preparation for the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering:
We are excited to once again be offering bus transportation as a synod to/from the Gathering in Minneapolis. All congregations in the SCSW are eligible to make reservations to join us. The cost is $90.00 per person (adult or youth) and includes:
That last one is what makes the trip worth it. Taking the synod buses allows for everyone to have a care-free travel experience while enjoying the company of new friends along the way.
Registration Questions Related to Transportation: When you register your group for the Gathering itself there are several questions that will be asked regarding your arrival/departure dates and transporation. If you are planning to travel with us on the synod bus here is how you need to respond to those questions:
These questions will help the Gathering understand how your group will be traveling and ensures you are set-up correctly. Note there are places to put in the congregational IDs of congregations you are “traveling” with. Please wait to complete that step until we give you your bus assignments (March, 2022) which will include all of the congregations who will be on your bus with you.
If you have any questions about how to answer these questions, please reach out to Jason at anytime.