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About the Gathering

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 Lutheran identity.  During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the synod. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, MO.

For additional ways to connect to LCMS Youth Ministry, please visit www.lcms.org/youth.


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1

And [seeing] all the other believers reminds me that it’s more than just me that believes in God and is Lutheran.

2016 Youth Participant

I was beyond impressed with so much of the Gathering and saw, firsthand, how this experience helps shape youth and build them into loving, passionate Christians.

2016 Adult Leader

[Interest Centers have] brilliant options for sessions for youth. Every person can find something that pertains to them.

2016 Adult Leader

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