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2024 ELCA Youth Gathering Updates

The ELCA is excited to announce the theme for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering is “Created to Be” centered on Psalm 139:14 — “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.”

During the Gathering, young people will explore how we are created to be brave, authentic, free, disruptive disciples. To incorporate our pre-events — the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble — into the overall Gathering more intentionally, we are excited that both events will share the “Created to Be” theme. Additionally, the brand-new Young Adult Gathering, to take place concurrent with the ELCA Youth Gathering, will share the theme as well.

We are excited to announce the first-ever Young Adult Gathering, taking place in New Orleans during the 2024 Gathering from July 16-20. With the cancellation of the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering, MYLE and tAble, many young people were not able to participate in these life-changing faith formation events, which prompted the Gathering to think creatively on how these now young adults can be involved. To learn more, visit elca.org/YoungAdultGathering.

Learn more about the ELCA Youth Gathering at elca.org/Gathering.