Youth and Young Adults

We are a church that believes youth and young adults are not only the future – they are a very real part of our present.

As a church energized by lively engagement in our faith and life, the ELCA offers a variety of opportunities for youth and young adults to grow, explore, claim and reclaim their faith and baptismal identity. And as a church, we need to continually find ways to move youth and young adults into the fullness of our life together.

Through the Youth and Young Adults priority of The Campaign for the ELCA, we will:

  • Form faith in youth and young adults
  • Develop and multiply youth and young adult leaders
  • Start new ministries or enhance current efforts
  • Promote collaboration and creativity
  • Engage youth and young adults of color
  • Accompany communities and people living in poverty

With the Youth and Young Adults $4 million campaign goal, we will support new and growing youth leadership academies, camps, labs and schools across the ELCA, provide funding for leadership internships with Lutheran Services in America and provide grants for collaborative and creative youth and young adult ministry initiatives. Join us!

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Please make your check payable to the ELCA, with "Campaign Youth and Young Adults" on the memo line.

Give through your congregation or mail to:
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
ELCA Gift Processing Center
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009


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