youth and family resources


2018 Youth gathering

June 27-July 1, 2018


Every 3 years, 30,000 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.


ELCA's resource center for all things Gathering


Sending prayer for congregations (as used at Synod Assembly)

2018 elca youth gathering preview


we all wear green synod challenge

At the 2018 Assembly, the Synod was challenged to support campus ministry in Eastern North Dakota through the "We All Wear Green" campaign.
This challenge lifts up a goal of $50,000 in new dollars for campus ministry.  Initial donations raised at the Assembly kicked off the campaign with $4798!!


If you would like to participate, please make your check out to EaND Synod (note Campus Ministry in the memo line) and send to PO Box 2019, Fargo, ND 58107


Donate online


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Middle school and high school retreats

Every fall, both middle school and high school students meet at Castaway Club near Detroit Lakes for weekends of fellowship and fun while digging deeper into scripture and studying how knowing, serving and worshiping Jesus changes everything.