The Youth Gathering is a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod - sponsored event that is a once-in-a-high-school-career-lifetime experience. Concordia has been blessed to send youth to previous Gatherings. We look forward to sending another group to Minneapolis, Minnesota, in July 2019 to join more than 25,000 other Christians in celebration and fellowship.

Informational Meetings

On Sunday, September 23 at 6:30pm and on Thursday, September 27 at7:00pmwe will have Youth Gathering Parent/Grandparent meetings. We can give you more details about the trip and answer your questions. Attend either meeting, the content is the same. If you have already registered we encourage you to still join us for one of these meetings.

Gathering Dates

The dates for the Gathering are Thursday–Monday, July 11-15, 2019. We will travel to Minneapolis by bus, arriving on or around Wednesday, July 10, and returning home on or around Wednesday, July 17.


Read the Booklet Here

This booklet is written to help you as you decide about your child’s and/or your involvement in the 2019 Youth Gathering. Please read through it carefully and pray about your participation. We look forward to having you join us for this special event as we celebrate God’s joy and love through Jesus Christ! 

Who Can Attend?

Youth must be a member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Kirkwood, or the friend of a Concordia youth. Friends of Concordia youth will be permitted to go if they meet with the following two requirements and have a family interview with one of our ministry staff:

  • Must be in grades 9-12 for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Must be willing to commit to the established goals of the trip and the Gathering and willing to work in Christian community towards achieving these goals.

Family Group Leader Information

All adult leaders must be at least 21 years of age and will be selected through an application process that will be reviewed by our Pastors, DCE and the NYG Action Team. Adult leaders will be members of Concordia Lutheran Church who are active in worship, are in the Word, and have a heart to see high school - age youth follow Jesus. If you are interested, please contact Dale Kreienkamp, NYG Lay Leader.

 Family Group Leader Job Description