10 Tips for a Great ELCA Youth Gathering

Network is a Verb

Gathering3In just a few weeks, in journeys that make the Exodus out of Egypt pale in logistical comparison, 30,000 people are going to load buses, planes and vans and head to Detroit for the ELCA Youth Gathering.  It’s going to be 5 days (plus travel, plus side trips) of amazing opportunities for all involved to grow in their faith.

This will be my tenth time to the ELCA Youth Gathering, and I’ve always found it to be an incredible ministry opportunity.  I’ve participated as a youth minister bringing a group, as a volunteer and as a team leader, so I’ve seen it from a lot of different angles.  Having said that, let me be crystal clear:  I am not an expert.  Not at all.  (And I’m not writing this in any kind of an official Gathering capacity.)  But over the years, I have learned some things that…

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