Attention, all high schoolers and parents! Registration for the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis is open!

Every three years, 30,000 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.

14I kneel in prayer to the Father. 15All beings in heaven and on earth receive their life from [God]. 16God is wonderful and glorious. I pray that [God’s] Spirit will make you become strong followers 17and that Christ will live in your hearts because of your faith. Stand firm and be deeply rooted in [God’s] love. 18I pray that you and all of God’s people will understand what is called wide or long or high or deep. 19I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is. 20-21I pray that Christ Jesus and the church will forever bring praise to God. [God’s] power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine. Amen.

Ephesians 3:14-21 CEV

We are bound. Bound by our sin, by the expectations of others, by poverty, by -isms that try to divide us, and by so much more. In a life that often feels as if it has young people in a suffocating grip, we want them to imagine the boundlessness of God: boundless love, boundless creation, boundless forgiveness, boundless invitation, boundless promise. All offered from a gracious and loving God who knows and adores them. All so abundant and endless it cannot be measured.

What are the stories of God’s people, both in Scripture and modern-day, that share the awe and wonder of just how vast our God is? What does it mean, what does it look and feel like to live a life “filled with all that God is”? How can young people find themselves within the boundlessness of Christ’s love?

Join us for this profound experience to impact your faith journey! Registration forms are due by November 19th!

Fill out and return these forms to the church office with a $100 deposit by the deadline to secure your spot!

The total cost of the trip will be no more than $700 per student. Scholarships are available for those needing assistance. Final payment not due until June 17th, 2022. Financial support of the trip courtesy of Bethesda Lutheran Church and any additional fundraisers.

More information can be found at

Check out these videos on YouTube! boundless: God beyond measure | 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering | What is the ELCA Youth Gathering?

Any questions? Please talk to Pastor Bryan or Lindsay Peters.