Our Events

2024 ELCA Youth & Young Adult Gathering

New Orleans, LA New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Every three years, thousands of high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

The ministry of the Gathering is excited to partner with Young Adult Ministries to host the first-ever ELCA Young Adult Gathering for individuals who will be 18-35 at the time of the Gathering.

Adventures in Renewal CO-LAB: Food Truck Edition

Inspiration Art Studios South 73rd Street, West Allis, Wisconsin, United States

Join us for a night of learning, practice, and…food trucks! This event will be focused on the practices of community mapping and prayer walks. Each person will be given some money to spend that night while “listening” (being present & noticing) in the neighborhood. We’ll end the night with a debrief and some thoughts about how these practices can be a source of mission renewal in your congregation.

Who Is My Neighbor? 2024

Ascension Lutheran - Waukesha 1415 Dopp Street, Waukesha, United States

Join us to answer questions, maintain compassion, and answer the call to help immigrants and refugees. This event is sponsored by the GMS Immigration and Refugee Task Force

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is the ELCA’s annual day of service. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as Lutherans: one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Organized by the ELCA Churchwide Organization.

Loosening the Bonds: Building RIC and Anti-Racist Leaders and Congregations

Lutheran Church of the Great Spirit - Milwaukee 3127 S Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI, United States

This workshop is designed for congregation teams, rostered ministers, and individuals who are striving toward authentic diversity in deepening understanding of racism and heterosexism and the intersections of oppression. The workshop will be grounded in the practice of Dwelling in the Word and the process of learning through stories. We will examine the construction and meaning of “isms,” provide tools to understand our own place within systems of oppression, and identify steps and opportunities to grow in both understanding and action.


Fall Leadership Conference 2024

Lutherdale Bible Camp N7891 Hwy 12, Elkhorn, WI, United States

Join us for a time of learning and renewal for GMS faith leaders, including lay members and staff, council presidents, and rostered ministers. Additional details and registration to come. Our speaker is The Reverend Canon Dr. Stephanie Spellers, one of the Episcopal Church’s leading thinkers around 21st-century ministry and mission. She is a priest, author, speaker, and friend who currently serves as the Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation, and Creation Care.

Boundaries Workshop for Rostered Ministers

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church - Wauwatosa 1615 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI, United States

ELCA Region 5 (the synods of Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Northern Great Lakes Synod) will gather in satellite locations for a combined boundaries education day.

Together in Mission 2025

Join us for worship, workshops, regional Conference gatherings, and fellowship with ELCA lay and rostered leaders from across Southeast Wisconsin.

Synod Assembly 2025

Brookfield Conference Center South Moorland Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States

Join ELCA pastors, deacons and lay leaders from across Southeast Wisconsin for our annual Synod Assembly! We'll gather to worship, enjoy fellowship, and vote on our budget, elected positions and more.