Each cycle the Gathering offers financial assistance to youth participants based on the financial needs of an individual and their family.
Please note that as of September 15th, all financial assistance funds have been distributed. Any new applications received will be placed on a waiting list. The Gathering anticipates redistributing a limited amount of funding, so we encourage congregations to continue submitting applications.
Please read the following carefully to become familiar with the process for 2018:
Adult leaders must register their congregation within 30 days of receiving notification of financial assistance or the assistance may be returned the fund to be re-disbursed. Congregations who receive notice before registration opens on 9/15/2017 will have until 10/15/2017 to complete registration.
Although funding is limited and the number of requests for financial assistance grows each cycle, we hope to offer some level assistance to all those in need. The Gathering is only able to offer assistance to cover registration fees. Congregations needing additional assistance should check with their synod office to see if funds are available. We encouraged synodical leadership to establish a Gathering financial assistance fund. We also encourage congregations who are able to tithe fundraising efforts to their synod. We want this transformational ministry to be accessible to all youth from our church.