Youth Leadership Summit

November 2-5, 2023
ELCA Churchwide Office
Chicago, Illinois

The Youth Leadership Summit empowers and inspires young people within their congregations, communities, and synods to embrace their calling and become influential leaders beyond their current context. This year's theme, “Called on The Way” focuses on exploring the unique journeys that individuals take in response to their calling and how these journeys shape their leadership abilities through Biblical narratives and alongside our many ELCA advocacy partners.

Each synod is invited to send two youth leaders (in grades 9-12) and one adult to the ELCA Youth Leadership Summit. All lodging, meals, programming, and transportation from Chicago O’Hare Airport is provided. We ask each synod to be responsible for transportation to and from Chicago. Registration instructions were sent to the Bishops. Be sure to ask them if they’ve selected youth to attend the 2023 Youth Leadership Summit!

THEME VERSE: John 14:6

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

For more information, please visit us at

Youth Ministry Network