NALC Youth Gathering 2024

Volunteer Orientation and Prayer Walk
Wednesday, June 26 6pm-8pm

 

Join us for a meal, overview of the Youth event, job assignments, and a time of walking in prayer over our campus. This event will require many volunteers. Areas of service include: meal prep/cleanup, leading youth, cleaning the church, security, and welcoming/directing. If you are willing to serve, Join us on June 26 or contact Mark: [email protected] or Matt: [email protected]

NALC Continental Youth Gathering 2024

July 1-4, 2024 at St. John
for youth ages 12-18

 

Join us for an exhilarating journey of faith and fellowship at the inaugural North American Lutheran Church’s Continental Youth Gathering (CYG) from July 1–4, 2024, nestled in the heart of Texas at St. John Lutheran Church, Boerne.

 

NALC youth will rally around the powerful theme “We Belong: ‘I Know My Own and My Own Know Me,’” a testament to the profound connection we share in Christ. The mission of the CYG is to provide opportunities for Lutheran youth to not only grow in their faith, but to be encouraged by connecting with other believers throughout North America.

 

The CYG isn’t merely an event, but a milestone in nurturing a robust community of believers across North America. It is a space where youth can dive deeper into scripture, engage in earnest conversation with peers and leaders, and encounter God in a fresh, transformative way. Over four days, attendees will join together in:

  • corporate worship,
  • scripture study,
  • large and small group sessions,
  • and mission events that reach out to the broader community.

 

The exciting line-up of speakers, ranging from pastors to specialists in life affirmation and mental health, are geared to ignite conversations that resonate with the youth on personal and collective levels. Our musical guests, the Lurvey Brothers, will elevate our spirits with their unique blend of song leading, fostering an ambiance of joy, reflection, and togetherness. This gathering stretches beyond the traditional boundaries, welcoming Home Teams from other confessional Lutheran bodies to partake in this monumental event. With each session, we delve into what it means to belong—to Christ, to the Church, to our communities, and to each other, echoing the profound truth of our theme passages from John 10:14–15. As we anticipate the glorious days of CYG 2024, we remain rooted in the promise of Isaiah 43:1, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”

 

Find more information about the speakers and the gathering at: https://cyg.thenalc.org/.

HOST HOMES NEEDED

June 30 – July 5, 2024

The first-ever NALC Continental Youth Gathering will be held at St. John in July of 2024!

We do not want expense to keep any youth away from joining us at this first ever event!
There is a potential that NALC students and adults from Canada will want to visit our church. Our goal is to provide host homes and alleviate some of the cost for those who want to attend but need financial help.

Though this event is over a year away, we need to plan now and get a good idea of how many homes might be available within our St. John community. Making these arrangements now allows for pre-planning and advertising.

We will need:
1. host homes to be available for overnight guests for 5 nights (Sunday – Thursday).
2. help in providing breakfast for 5 mornings. This is a possible request at this point, not set in stone.
3. transportation to the church. This would include transportation in the mornings for your group, as well as pick up and return transportation back to the host home after activities have concluded for the day.

If you will serve by opening your home for this event, please let us know ASAP! Fill out the simple form below and we will contact you to discuss.