NALC Youth Gathering 2024

NALC Continental Youth Gathering 2024

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

The first-ever NALC Continental Youth Gathering will be held at St. John on July 1 – July 5, 2024. This four day gathering will provide opportunities for NALC youth to grow in faith and relationship with others as the Body of Christ. Two key speakers at the event will be The Rev. Michael D. Wikstrom, retired Army Chaplain and Suicide Prevention Program Manager for the US Army Reserve at Ft. McCoy, WI and Michelle Bauman, Director of Y4Life and Lutherans for Life. Find more information about the speakers and the gathering at: https://cyg.thenalc.org/.

The cost to attend the event is $150, which includes the program costs, supplies, t-shirts, missions, and more. Most lunches and dinners will be provided, but additional meals and snacks can be purchased separately.

Registration spots are limited, so sign up today!

Interested in being a Leader In Training (LIT)?

LITs are leaders in training—young adult volunteers (19-24, or out of high school for 1 year) who are eager to serve in a variety of ways at the CYG. This includes welcoming, organizing, running events, Bible study leading, event setting up and tearing down, taking care of details, etc. In addition to serving and volunteer work, there will also be special trainings, as well as sessions with our guest speakers.

This program is designed to offer meaningful tasks that will develop your leadership experience, as well as to aid the planning committee in carrying out a successful gathering. Volunteers may be assigned to different program teams, and we attempt to place individuals in areas where they are using their strengths or developing skills of interest.

However, sometimes there are tasks that aren’t anyone’s first choice, and LITs who volunteer should be willing to help out when necessary. LITs will be required to have up to five Zoom training sessions, and to also arrive early on Friday June 28th to begin on-site training. Accommodations for the LITs will be in a separate location from the Home Teams, and is provided free of charge for the training and the gathering itself.

Note: LITs will be chosen by the CYG Leaders in Training team through an application process.

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.