Financial Assistance

Gathering leadership is now accepting applications for financial assistance for the 2022 Gathering. Adult leaders should apply on behalf of youth participants, using the same five-digit congregational ID number used to register for the Gathering. Financial assistance is available to youth participants in the form of registration-fee credits. Assistance is offered on the financial need of youth participants and their families, not the financial status of their congregations or local communities. Before applying, please reach the information below.

Apply for Gathering Financial Assistance

Other details regarding financial assistance for this cycle:

  • Up to $300 per youth participant may be provided to cover registration fees. Financial assistance will appear as a credit on the congregational account.
  • Congregations may receive assistance for up to 10 youth.
  • Youth participants must be registered within 30 days of receiving financial assistance. After 30 days, assistance for unregistered youths is returned to the fund and awarded to the next person on the waiting list.
  • Assistance is not available for MYLE and the tAble registration fees because those costs are already highly subsidized. Those attending MYLE or the tAble can apply for Gathering registration financial assistance.
  • Gathering leadership has designated specific funds for youth of color, those living urban or rural communities, and youth attending with congregations that have started in the last five years. 

Pilot Project

New for the 2022 Gathering is a financial assistance pilot program. Hoping to identify the most effective ways of supporting participants in need and to best steward limited financial assistance resources, the Gathering has partnered with six synods to come up with creative ways to use the financial assistance dollars typically allocated to their congregations via the standard process. Individuals from the following synods are not eligible to apply for financial assistance through the Gathering office but are invited to contact their synod for more information on their project.

 

Northern Texas – Northern Louisiana 

Contact Information: Janelle Miller, janellemiller@yahoo.com

Application link for Northern Texas - Northern Louisiana

Delaware-Maryland

Contact Information: Amy Mambu, amy@mar-lu-ridge.org

Metro DC

Contact Elizabeth Burnside, elizabeth@bethelmanassas.org

Southern Ohio

Contact Gary Pecuch, gpecuch@southernohiosynod.org

Central States

Contact Mindy Tillberg, csselcayg@gmail.com

Application link for Central States

Northwest Intermountain

Contact Casey Cross and Phil Misner, youngdisciples@hopeeagle.org, phil.misner@nwimsynod.org

Application link for Northwest Intermountain