The ELCA Youth Gathering is going back to New Orleans in 2012! This is an opportunity for the youth of your congregation to continue to be with the people and culture of this great city.
Things Adult Leaders Should Know
Getting Ready Materials
Financial Assistance Extended
The THREE DAYS at the Gathering
Discipleship is not an “activity” that we “do.” It is a life that we lead. Ultimately, it is about following Jesus. You began to practice discipleship the moment you received God’s baptismal promises. At the Gathering, every synod will come together in a local ballroom for the Practice Discipleship Day.
The Southeastern Iowa Synod will meet on Saturday, July 21, to practice being a disciple of Jesus Christ, and to learn to take your relationship with Jesus to a deeper level. The location of our synod day will be available by May 15. The day will include:
- Gathering in the morning to “Dwell in the Word.” This will be a worship with Eucharist with Bishop Burk preaching and presiding.
- Following worship, we will move into small groups for interactive learning around the seven faith practices.
- Then you will go into the city for an afternoon discipleship Lab, putting into practice what you have learned on the streets of New Orleans. You will be given resources for activities and discussion — a “faith scavenger hunt” of sorts — around the seven faith practices, and how they apply to your daily life.
Volunteer Opportunities for the Practice Discipleship Day
We’re using VolunteerSpot to help us organize 90 small group leaders and 40 Holy Communion Assistants for the Discipleship Day (our Synod Day) at the ELCA Youth Gathering this summer, Please click the link below to learn more. We have roles for adults and youth! CLICK HERE to sign up today or in the days ahead!
Gathering Information Session
Erik Ullestad serves as the Gathering Coordinator for the Southeastern Iowa Synod.