2024 ELCA Youth Gathering

July 16th – 20th, 2024 in New Orleans!


2024 ELCA Youth Gathering

Every three years, thousands of high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

An important part of the Gathering’s ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that brings together, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.

The ministry of the Gathering is excited to partner with Young Adult Ministries to host the first-ever ELCA Young Adult Gathering for individuals who will be 18-35 at the time of the Gathering.

Who can go to the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering?
Any youth who are entering 8th through 12th grade in the fall of 2023 are invited to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering!
There is also a Young Adult Gathering being held at the same time and place. To attend the Young Adult Gathering, you must be 18 – 35 by July 16th, 2024.
How do I register?
GREAT question! September 10th, 2023 there will be an informational meeting at 7pm in the Welcome Center at Grace. I will be collecting registration papers (link to forms below) and a $300 registration cost between September 10th and October 1st. Registration is due BY October 1st.




turn in Youth Registration Form completed with $300 registration fee between September 10th and October 1st.
Pastor Neff Scholarship is available for those who are in need of scholarship to make this trip happen. Please fill out and return to Kelsey ASAP.