youth and family resources

fall youth retreats

Dates: September 15-17 & September 22-24

Location: Castaway Club

In the beginning God...CREATED! 

Join us this fall as we experience all God created...and that means us! 

Please note: Both weekends are geared toward grades 6-10. Older youth who are interested in participating are welcome to check out work crew options.

Details here! 


Health Form

Guest Consent Form

Sample Schedule

Contact: Pastor Kim Adams, EaND Youth Retreat Coordinator

elca youth gathering informational session

September 12 @ 4pm CST

Join Synod Champion Molly Haagenson for a Zoom informational session about the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering! Bring your questions, concerns, and wonderings about planning your trip to New Orleans. This session will be recorded for those unable to attend. Contact Molly with questions.

Zoom link:

Meeting ID: 816 7936 1950

Passcode: YOUTH

More information about the 2024 Youth Gathering can be found below.

2024 elca youth gathering

Every three 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 out their faith in their daily lives. 

The dates for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering and Young Adult Gathering will be July 16-20, 2024
in New Orleans, LA.

Two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble, are scheduled for
July 13-16 2024.


Questions about the Gathering? 

Meet your Synod Champion: Molly Haagenson!

Molly Haagenson has agreed to serve as this year's EaND Synod Champion for the Youth Gathering. Molly serves as the Youth and Family Director at United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. She is excited to step into this role to support leaders in accompanying youth on this faith adventure to NOLA! 

If you have questions about the Gathering, please contact Molly by email or at 701-775-4279. 

Synod Group Transportation

Meet your Synod Transportation Coordinator: Deacon Jamie Travers! 

Group Travel Flyer

If you are interested in traveling to New Orleans with other groups in the synod, see the flyer above from Deacon Jamie Travers, Synod Transportation Coordinator! This option is available to all congregations in the EaND Synod, regardless of group size. To sign up for this transportation option, contact Deacon Jamie by email or at 701-772-3122.