Youth & Family Ministry

Events, support and resources to help congregations offer robust ministries
for youth, young adults and families.




WIYLDE — Wholly Iowa Youth Leadership Discipling Event

This year’s WIYLDE, originally scheduled for June 14-17, will be rescheduled for a later date this summer due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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2021 ELCA Youth Gathering

June 29-July 3, 2021
Minneapolis, Minn.



The 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering theme, “boundless: God beyond measure,” is based on Ephesians 3:19 CEV.


“I want you to know all about Christ’s love, although it is too wonderful to be measured. Then your lives will be filled with all that God is.”


Read more about the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering.


Read about the synod’s participation in the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering.