youth and family resources

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

Registration for the synod group transportation option closed on September 30, 2023. If you have questions, please contact Deacon Jamie Travers by email or at 701-772-3122.

fall youth retreats

Save the Date for this year's Fall Youth Retreat: September 20-22, 2024 at Castaway Club! This retreat will be for youth in grades 6-9. More information coming soon!