Fall 2020 - June 2021 For your entire congregation: Youth...adults...ministry leaders!
A new opportunity as we journey together through COVID-19
Who are you? Whose are you? What deeply roots you for seasons of change?
This year, we invite you and your congregation to be deeply rooted in faith. Free discussion guides will help you explore your identity in Christ and equip you to live your faith as you encounter changing seasons of life.
What is the “NEW” Synod Journey? Pre-pandemic, the Synod Journey has been a yearlong faith formation journey primarily for youth attending the ELCA Youth Gathering. In May we recognized the many challenges for congregations to attend the ELCA Youth Gathering if it would still happen in 2021. The Synod Journey Planning Team announced we were cancelling the Synod Journey as an event tied to the ELCA Youth Gathering and creating a new plan to provide a year of resources for the entire congregation: youth in middle school and high school, as well as adults. In the midst of challenges to create and provide programming during COVID-19, these resources could become the foundation of your youth and adult ministries! Theme: “Deeply Rooted in a Boundless God Beyond Measure” Focus: To explore your identity in Christ and equip you to live your faith as you encounter the changing seasons of life. Target Ages: Middle school youth, high school youth, adults Free Resources: Nine Discussion Guides, Monthly Gathering for Ministry Leaders Paid Resources: “Camp SJ” for high school youth and their adult leaders It is our hope that entire congregations throughout the synod can be having similar conversations as they are deeply rooted in faith this coming year!
ELCA Youth Gathering...
Update regarding the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering (Posted July 22, 2020)After much prayer and consideration, we have decided to postpone next summer’s ELCA Youth Gathering to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held July 24-28, 2022, in Minneapolis, with the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble, scheduled for July 21-24, 2022. We give thanks for your prayers and patience as we have worked through the details with our partners in Minneapolis and across the country. We hope that by postponing the Gathering for a year, individuals and congregations will feel more comfortable and prepared to attend the Gathering in 2022. We will be updating our website and social media as more details become available. We look forward to seeing you and experiencing the boundlessness of God in Minneapolis in 2022! #ELCAYG2022