2018 ELCA Youth Gathering

12:30 pm

June 27, 2018

To

July 1, 2018

2018 ELCA Youth Gathering: This Changes Everything

The ELCA Youth Gathering will be happening in Houston, June 27-July 1, 2018. The Gathering theme, This Changes Everything, is centered in Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God.” Together, youth and adults will discuss grace and how this gift changes lives and perspectives.

The primary focus of the Gathering is faith formation of young people. Through days spent together in interactive learning, Bible study, worship, service, and fellowship, young people grow in faith – challenged and inspired to live their faith in daily life.

As young people desire and struggle to find someone to become, somewhere to belong, and something to do, the Gathering seeks to be a ministry that helps define some of that or at least open pathways of discovery. Ultimately, the vision is for youth to understand the fierce love that God has for them, just as they are, and that by grace, through faith, they have been saved. When a young person – or anyone – claims this reality, it changes everything.

Congregational registration opens Sept. 15, 2017, and will close on May 15, 2018. For more information on the Gathering, visit ELCA.org/gathering. Please contact Tony, tony@ascensionelca.org, for information about registration.

(From “Seeds for the Parish,” Summer 2017, pg. 3)