for High School Students
July 11-15th, 2019
Minneapolis, MN 

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 learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their child of God identity. 

During the four days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from all over the country. This event is organized by LCMS Lutheran Church Youth Ministry Committee


Cost Estimation

$365 Registration
$500 Airfare
$200 Hotel Room (3 per room)
$300 Food (mostly on your own)
$1365 - TOTAL

* (Don’t fret! We will fundraise the majority of these expenses over the 10 months leading up to the gathering) 


Tues. July 9th - AM Flight - CA to MN
Wed. 10th - Explore the City
Thurs. 11th - Gathering Begins (PM)
Fri-Sun -  3 full days of the gathering
Mon. 15th - Gathering Ends (AM)
Mon. 15th - Arrive Home in CA (PM)


Eligibility & Participation

The 2019 Youth Gathering’s primary focus is for youth participants between the ages of 14 to 19. To register, youth participants must meet ONE of the two following eligibility requirements:

Must be 14 years old at the time of the Gathering OR Entering his or her 9th grade year at the time of the Gathering.

The gathering is a discipleship conference that requires a higher level of preparation and committment than your average youth trip. We are building a team to attend in 2019 that will fully commit to connecting with one another, fundraising, thanking the church and ultimately growing as a disciple of Christ leading up to this big event. While at the gathering we will have opportunities to hear from hundereds of amazing speaker in various learning environments. We will have some long full days on our feet and literally walk miles all over the city. You will come home exhausted, and filled up in the love of Christ and the encouragement from one another. It’s not a vacation, summer camp, or a casual sight seeing trip - rather this is a trip with a purpose! This is not meant to scare you. However, you need to know the kind of trip you’re signing up for!  

We want you ALL IN for this life changing experience! 

25,000 Participants / 4 days

25,000 Participants / 4 days

Service Projects / Learning Environments

Service Projects / Learning Environments

Powerful worship!

Powerful worship!

Amazing Leaders!

Amazing Leaders!

“There are still days I think back to NYG, and it was three years ago. It’s truly hard to forget the sea of Lutheran teenagers just like me from all over the country, even the world, coming together for one cause. To glorify OUR God.
— TABITHA (2016 Participant)
NYG helped me form better relationships with the people close to me and it felt very empowering being surrounded by people with beliefs similar to mine. I got to reach out to people I would’ve never got to know without NYG.
— CAMRYN (2016 Participant)
The NYG was a life changing experience because I found my faith for the first time. The relationship was no longer about pressure to attend church... Things had changed and now I shared a personal relationship with God, unlike anything I’d ever experienced!
— CORBIN (2013 Participant)

How to register!

Step ONE:

Attend an info meeting with a parent:

Sat August 11th 6:00pm OR
Sun August 19th 11:00am

Step TWO: