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10 things to know as you prepare

    Many congregations are just now getting things ready to attend the 2022 Gathering, so if you haven’t started yet– you aren’t behind! Here are 10 things to know as you prepare to bring a congregational group to the...

boundless love.

  The 2022 Gathering theme song was co-written by Sam Noble and Faith Bartelt while serving on summer staff at Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp in Hillside, CO in 2019.  Sam was a participant at both the 2015 and 2018 Gathering...

Meet Jamie

  My life changed the day I was told that my son has autism.  The questions swirling in my head ranged from, “What does this mean?” to “What did I do to cause this?” to “What now?”  The journey has...

Meet Vanessa

  Hey, everyone!  My name is Vanessa Young, and I’m excited to serve as the Team Leader for Gathering Synod Coordinators (GSCs) for the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. In addition to supporting the Gathering, I work with Interfaith...

The Gathering’s Role in Lutheran Formation

  The Gathering is an integral part of the ecology of faith formation and call narrative in the ELCA. There are those who question the value of specialized ministries such as the Gathering, especially in a time of declining church...

#MYLE2022

  As the Team Leader of MYLE (Multicultural Youth Leadership Event) and group of amazing leaders of color who I am graciously working alongside, we want everyone to know what MYLE is so that this life changing opportunity for our...