ELCA Youth Gathering

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 2024.

For more information, questions, or to learn more, contact:

Pastor Jason Poole-Xiong
ELCA Youth Gathering Synod Champion
(608) 387-8560

As congregations begin planning for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering we have developed several helpful resources to guide your discernment and engagement with the young people in your congregations along with practical information on logistics, travel, and what the Gathering is all about.

Regular Registration is now open through February 14, 2024. If you are wondering where to begin please head over to the Gathering website first at ELCA.church/Gathering and click on “Attend” —> “Congregations”. We have also shared information in the synod September e-newsletters which you can find below:

We will continue to share communications through the synod-wide bi-monthly e-newsletter. You can sign-up for the newsletter via our Engage page.