Youth Gathering Support | Immanuel Lutheran Church
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The 2022 GoGrants are offered in support of the Immanuel Lutheran Church Youth Trip to the LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas.

 

Need for Funding. In July of 2022, 16 Immanuel youth along with 5 chaperones will travel to Houston, Texas to participate in the triennial LCMS Youth Gathering. Participants need to raise funds to help cover the hotel, registration, and travel costs associated with this trip.

 

About the Gathering. 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 be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ and learn about the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. The Gathering is more than the five days of the event. The preparation process for the Gathering brings together young people and supportive adults to encourage each other in their baptismal identity. The Gathering provides young people a vision for the vastness of Christ’s Church and equips them for vocational service as they continue their walk with Jesus.

 

The Gathering “In All Things” Theme. Countless hours of research, prayer and discussions were poured into the In All Things Thematic Development and Talking points. In All Things is a reminder that the Christian story encompasses all things. Nothing, and no one, is left out. In baptism, all things in our lives are brought under the gracious rule and reign of Jesus Christ. The story includes all of each of us. Christ is the single “big idea” in Paul’s letter to the Colossians, and he will be the single big idea at the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering.

 

Youth Gathering Purpose & Guiding Principles.

· proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ and God’s saving grace to His people through Christ. In this setting, young people grow in their personal relationship with God and grow in their fellowship of Word and Sacrament in Christ’s church.

· a vehicle by which the Church reaches out to, cares for and affirms young people, both churched and unchurched.

· equip youth and adults for ministry and vocational service in a variety of settings in their congregations, communities, and world.

· affirm, equip, and support adults who work with young people.

· celebrate the meaning of Christian joy in all of life’s situations, including transitions and crisis.

· recognize and affirm the diversity of God’s people.

· affirm, support, and promote the ministry of LCMS Districts and congregations.

 

Budget. The full per person cost of the Youth Gathering experience is $1,100. Our total Fundraising Goal to offset travel and registration costs for youth and chaperones is $15,000. Chaperones volunteer to assist during the trip (which often times requires taking vacation from work) and participate in preparatory events and fundraisers.

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Click on the picture below to see a short preview of what an LCMS youth gathering looks like. More information can be found at lcmsgathering.com.