2024 ELCA Youth Gathering
for youth entering grades 8-12 in fall 2023
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. 
The 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. A timeless city with a unique way of life, New Orleans is a journey and a celebration. Steeped in European traditions and Caribbean influences, the Big Easy calls curious minds to sweet sounds and savory aromas fueled by three hundred years of history. As the birthplace of jazz, the home to Creole cuisine and its unmatched southern hospitality, New Orleans will leave you wanting to explore and discover the mystery behind this magical city.
Epiphany is thrilled to be taking 31 students and 7 adult leaders to the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans! Over the course of the coming months, this group will be working together to fundraise at least $35,000 to help cover the costs of registration, housing, transportation and other trip related costs. 
Ongoing and Upcoming Fundraisers:
  • Money Wall Fundraiser – We have already raised over $7,000 through this fundraiser! Help us add to our goal! As of February 24, the next $5,000 will be matched by a generous donor!
  • Mid-Lent Mardi Gras Dinner Auction – March 16 – make your reservations now!
  • Free Car Wash – May 4
ELCA Youth Gathering Resources
for students and parents considering the Gathering
  • Promotional Material: A two-page overview of the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering
  • Frequently Asked Questions: A four page deeper dive into frequently asked questions about the Gathering experience
  • Conversation Guide: A conversation guide and form letters for talking with coaches, band directors, and leaders of other commitments that may conflict with your desire to attend the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering