Annual ELCA Youth Gathering
All ELCA congregations are invited to register for the Gathering. Youth in grades 8th-12th grade at the time of registration are eligible to attend as participants. Adult leaders should be at least 21. Congregations should generally have a ratio of 1 adult for every 7 youth. For more information on registration, please visit the Gathering’s website.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
LVC is a full-time service and leadership program operating in many cities across the United States. Volunteers are placed in full-time positions at social justice. Learn more here.
If you’re a young adult aged 21 to 29, you should consider applying for an international service year through Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM). There are opportunities in 10 country programs around the world, with areas of interest ranging from education to environmental justice. You can walk alongside global church companions and learn what it means to serve in a spirit of accompaniment. This international service year that will shape your faith, career, identity and understanding of how you fit into God’s work in the world. The next deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2022. Priority will be given to those who apply before Jan. 15, 2022. Read more and apply here.
The Augsburg Youth Theology Institute (AYTI) is an annual summer program for high school students. AYTI offers young people a chance to connect with others as they practice place-based vocational discernment connected to a specific theme. As we learn, listen, pray, and play on the Augsburg campus, in the neighborhood and the city, we will wonder together about how God is calling us into the world for the common good.
SUMMER 2022: June 26-July 1
In-person, on-campus experience! Learn more and apply here.