ELCA Youth Gathering Overview

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.

An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.

Theme

ELCA Youth Gathering team announces the theme of the 2018 gathering. “This Changes Everything,” based on Ephesians 2:8, “By grace you have been saved...” Read more about the theme and the plans ahead for the Youth Gathering.

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Memories of the 2015 Gathering

"Rise Up Together" Detroit, MI

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