One of the Gathering synod coordinators recently passed along questions that she has been receiving from congregations trying to decide if they are going to invest in the 2012 ELCA Youth Gathering. Questions like, “Will the stage in the Superdome be different?” and “Will there be a well-known speaker this time?” made me wonder how we can help young people think about how their perspective on the world leads to these kinds of questions.
Is it just me, or does anyone else think those kinds of questions come out of a consumerist approach to the Gathering? Don’t get me wrong; I understand that attending...
Why are we going back to New Orleans? I can’t tell you how many timespeople have asked me that question.
BestofNewOrleans.com posted an article on the reactions of the people of New Orleans to what the JJJ09 youth brought there.
As far as I can tell, just about everyone is home from the Youth Gathering by now, but that doesn’t mean the experience is over.