National Youth Gathering Information

Held every three 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.  The next Gathering will be held on July 11-15, 2019 in Minneapolis, MN.
During the five days of the Gathering, youth and adults will 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, Saint Louis, MO.

District Coordinator
Pat Sebastian, Bethel Lutheran, Bismarck, is serving as ND District Coordinator for the National Youth Gathering. She is arranging transportation options, coordinating housing (seven congregations responded to the request that ND registrations be mailed in together so we will be assigned to the same hotel), a District event, District booth and providing training to adult leaders amongst other responsibilities.  You can reach her via email or (701) 281-1381 or (701) 471-3289 with any questions or concerns.


Participants will now be admitted to the Gathering on a space available basis. Registrations materials and tons of other information including Adult Leader Resources and Bible Study Resources can be found at

Choir and Wind Symphony auditions due April 22

The LCMS Youth Gathering will conclude with the Divine Service Worship.  Over 20,000 people will join in worshiping our God and Savior.  Youth have opportunity to be involved in sharing their artistic gifts and talents through participating in the Gathering Choir or Wind Symphony.

All applications and audition videos must be submitted online by April 22. Applicants will be notified by May 22 of their selection.  Members of the choir and wind symphony will receive a pack of music and CD so the music can be learned in advance of the Gathering.

Members are expected to attend rehearsals at the Hyatt Regency from 3:45-5:15 PM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There will be a final rehearsal at the U.S. Bank Stadium early Monday morning. Rehearsals will not conflict with other Gathering programming.

The choir and wind symphony will participate in the Monday morning worship service on July 15, 2019.

Your District Coordinator is willing to accompany students to rehearsals so adult leaders are available for the rest of their family group.

Watch the North Dakota District LYF Facebook page for upcoming announcements!

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