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.
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
Info Meeting Resources
Did you miss the informational meeting on Sunday, August 27? You can watch the video here and download the handouts referred to during the meeting below.
Registration Opens August 27 at noon!
Students in grades 8-12 are invited to join us for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering! Registrations are considered complete with a non-refundable $250 deposit online or by check, and should be completed no later than October 1.