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!
Our family, friends, and congregation are invited to follow our journey to New Orleans here on our trip blog, as well as through Epiphany’s church and youth ministry social media channels (Visit @ELCYouthDayton on Instagram). We will share daily updates on the blog throughout our journey.