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Young Adults (18-35)

ELCA Young Adult Ministry

Gather Network

The Gather Network is a ministry of ELCA Young Adults that connects young adults in cities or regions throughout the ELCA. These ministries create space for young adults to join in fellowship, worship, community, and discussion.

Gather Network Grant. This grant helps provide more opportunities for young adult ministry communities that are established Gather sites or interested in joining the Gather Network.

Young Adult Gathering

Young Adults in Global Ministry (YAGM)

If you’re a young adult aged 21 to 35, 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 deadline is rolling, but priority will be given to those who apply by January 15, 2024. 

Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Lutheran Volunteer Corps 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.

Augsburg Youth Theology Institute

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.

In-person, on-campus experience! Learn more and apply here.