ELCA Youth Gathering

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.

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2022 ELCA Youth Gathering

The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held July 24-28, 2022, in Minneapolis, with the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble, scheduled for July 21-24, 2022.

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2022 ELCA Youth Gathering Theme

The ELCA Youth Gathering team announces the theme of the 2022 Gathering, “boundless: God beyond measure,” based on Ephesians 3:19 CEV. “I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is.”

Update regarding the 2021 Gathering

After much prayer and consideration, the decision was made to postpone the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about the postponement and the 2022 Gathering, please visit: elca.org/YouthGathering/COVID19

NC Synod Gathering Contacts

Tammy Jones West

2022 ELCA Youth Gathering Operations Team Leader

Sandra Cline

2022 Gathering Synod Coordinator for NC Synod

Carissa Abraham

2022 Synod Day Coordinator for NC Synod

NC Synod Gathering Updates

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  • May 2021

    *Gathering Volunteer Corps (GVC) and Local Volunteers (LV) applications open (22nd)

  • June 2021

    *Getting Ready Materials available (22nd)

    NC Synod Gathering Info Session (28th)

  • July 2021

    Gathering Volunteer Corps (GVC) application closes (22nd)

    *Financial assistance application opens (22nd)

  • September 2021

    *Registration opens; early bird rate begins (22nd)

    NC Synod Registration Party (22nd)

  • November 2021

    Registration with regular rate begins (22nd)

    *Servant Companion application begins (22nd)

  • January 2022

    Servant Companion application closes (22nd)

    Hotel assignments released (22nd)

  • February 2022

    Registration with late rate begins (22nd)

    *Extravaganza (11th-14th)

    LYO Assembly (25th-27th) + Pre-Gathering Info Session

  • April 2022

    Gathering transportation and t-shirt selections deadline (22nd)

  • May 2022

    Registration closes (22nd)

    Finalized rooming lists due (22nd)

  • June 2022

    Congregational final details released (22nd)

    Housing and registration final payments due (22nd)

  • July 2022

    MYLE (21st-24th)

    The tAble (21st-24th)

    ELCA Youth Gathering (24th-28th)

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