The 2025 LCMS Youth Gathering will be held July 19-23, 2025, in New Orleans, LA. The theme for the Gathering will be “Endure” based on Hebrews 12:1-3.

Find out more about the purpose and importance of the LCMS Youth Gathering by clicking the light green button below titled “Why the Gathering?” and watching a newly released video! You can also check the Gathering website for upcoming details by clicking the dark blue “LCMS Youth Gathering Website” button below.

The National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference (NATIONAL24) for adult and youth leaders will be held July 21-24, 2024, in New Orleans at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans French Quarter (739 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70130). This is a standalone youth ministry practitioner conference that provides a wonderful opportunity for leaders to begin preparing for the 2025 LCMS Youth Gathering.

Please note that NATIONAL24 registration and travel arrangements are the responsibility of each individual congregation. Click the purple “NATIONAL24 Website” button below to register and find more information! 

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Dennett (Trinity, Winfield) and Karen Thurnau (Risen Savior, Wichita) at

2022 LCMS Youth Gathering:

A wonderful experience for the Kansas District!

The Kansas District had a strong presence at the LCMS Youth Gathering, with over 600 participants!

On the first night of the Gathering, Kansas represented their section in a sea of blue shirts at the Minute Maid Stadium. During the week, the Kansas District also participated in two service projects, and had a great district event on Saturday night.

Special thanks to coordinators Amanda Adams (Christ, Topeka) and Debbie Dennett (Trinity, Winfield) for their preparation and leadership!