2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering
Houston, Texas | June 27-July 1 (+travel time)
"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God." -Ephesians 2:8
What is it?
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.
Current 8th-12th graders* (and 30,000+ of your closest Lutheran friends from around the country!)
*Participants do not need to be Word of Peace members.
What do we do?
Each of the three full days of the Gathering centers around a theme: proclaim community, proclaim justice, and proclaim story.
The proclaim community day involves interactive learning around what it means to act in a way that reflects God’s value for everybody.
On the proclaim justice day, we serve the city of Houston in a variety of service projects.
On the proclaim story day, we gather with other groups from our synod to build community, relationships, and grow together.
Each evening of the Gathering, all 30,000 of us gathering for worship, concerts, and speakers as part of the Mass Gatherings.
Where can I learn more?
Registration Deadline: October 29