Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service and fellowship with others from across the synod.

Coming soon to your congregation's mailbox! Adult Leaders, be on the look out for your group's Gathering poster!   Some of you have already received it but if you haven't, please let me know.  Your Congregational ID number will be located on the envelope! This number will be required for groups to begin their Gathering registration this September.  The official gathering registration (postmark date) begins Nov. 1, 2021.  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  Jen de la Motte - NYG Coordinator for CNH District - 209-324-9098 or fishservant@hotmail.com.

Team Flex Application Now Open!

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve youth and adult leaders at the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering? Team Flex is a new volunteer role with the Gathering that allows short term service for adults age 19+. The Team Flex application now open online and will remain open until April 2022!

The application process to serve as on Team Flex is now open at www.lcmsgathering.com/volunteer. Team Flex volunteers will serve across various aspects of the Gathering including the Convention Center, Stadium Events, and Gathering Support. Volunteers of all skills sets are encouraged to apply.
These volunteers are able and willing to serve for a minimum of 4 hours for a single day or up to 8 hours a day for 5 days. Team Flex volunteers will receive access to the Gathering only on days they serve.


  • Be 19+ years old at the time of the Gathering.

  • Have a willingness to serve as well as a commitment to perform specific volunteer tasks

  • Be willing to complete a criminal background check.

  • Be able to provide own travel, housing, and meals.

Know someone who should apply? Encourage them to do so at www.lcmsgathering.com/volunteer.
While young adults are able to serve on Team Flex, the Gathering encourages young adults ages 19-25 to serve as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) at the Gathering. To learn more about the YAV opportunity, please visit www.lcmsgathering.com/volunteer. The YAV application remains open until December 31, 2021.

Key Planning Dates

  • Sept. 2021             Online Registration Data Entry Begins

  • Nov. 1, 2021           Registration Opens (postmark date)

  • Dec. 31, 2021         YAV Application Closes

  • April 2022             Team Flex Application Closes

  • March 1, 2022       Registration rate increases

  • May 4, 2022          Registration closes

  • July 9, 2022           2022 Gathering Begins!