National LCMS Youth Gatherings provide opportunitiesfor youth and adults to boldly come together with thousands of others in the nameof Jesus Christ to proclaim, celebrate, and witness theirsalvation through Him, rejoice in the fellowship of theirChurch, and be affirmed and nurtured in their lives asGod’s people through Word and Sacrament. 

National LCMS Youth Gatherings proclaim theLordship of Jesus Christ and God’s saving graceto His people through Christ.  In this setting, youth grow in their personal relationship with God and in the fellowship of Word and Sacrament in Christ’s Church. 

National LCMS Youth Gatherings are a vehicle by which the Church cares for, affirms, and reaches out to young people, both churched and unchurched. 

National LCMS Youth Gatherings equip youth and adult leaders to recognize that youth ministry happens in a variety of settings in their parish, community, andworld.

National Youth Gatherings is designed for youth in the 9th through 12th grade and takes place tri-annually in locations around the United States. 

The next National Youth Gathering is scheduled to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana from Saturday, July 16th through Wednesday, July 20th of 2016.