Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ and learn about the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.
The Gathering is more than the five days of the event. The preparation process for the Gathering brings together young people and supportive adults to encourage each other in their baptismal identity. The Gathering provides young people a vision for the vastness of Christ’s Church and equips them for vocational service as they continue their walk with Jesus.
What is the LCMS Youth Gathering response to COVID-19?
We are proceeding with planning toward a 2022 Youth Gathering. We are in continual conversations with the City of Houston, government officials and Synod leadership monitoring the developments of COVID-19. We will make decisions with the highest priority of safety and care of Gathering participants. It is out prayer that God would continue to lead us through this time of uncertainty and give us wisdom when presented with new information.