What is the Youth Gathering?

The National Youth Gathering (NYG, or Gathering) is an event held every three years for youth of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) to spend time together in worship, God’s Word, prayer, song and service. The Gathering provides young people an opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. This event, which is the single largest LCMS event, is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in St. Louis, Missouri.


The NYG will be held in San Antonio, TX from July 1-5, 2013.


Why You Should Attend!

Every day we are bombarded with messages. We are told who we are supposed to be, what we are supposed to enjoy, who we are supposed to hang out with, what we are supposed to do with our lives, what is considered good or bad. Some say the church is the same – but it’s not the church – God has something to tell you. God tells you through His Word and Jesus Life – “I Love you – you are mine”.


Through Christ, we are a new person – forgiven, loved, renewed, set free. It’s easy to forget that in a world that holds grudges, seeks revenge, tells you that different is bad, an wants you to fit into a box.


At the Gathering you will be surrounded be people just like you – teenagers who have questions, ideas, dreams, and who are discovering their purpose in this life. The difference is that they are exploring that inside the Grace of God. You’ll see that you’re not alone in your faith, and that thousands of others are on a journey just like you! This event will change your life.


During this event you’ll


Have Fun – playing games, trying new things, late night activities, hanging with your friends, listening and meeting bands, speakers, and musicians who love God like you do.


Grow Closer – to friends from church, adult leaders who love you and care for you, and who want to help you grow closer to Christ!


Rediscover – the joy we have in Christ through service projects, bible studies, church group time, and praising God with 25,000 others in the Mass Events.