Our Events

2024 ELCA Gathering – MYLE & the tAble

New Orleans, LA New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

An important part of the Gathering’s ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that brings together, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.

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.

“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.

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.