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.


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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.