Youth & Family Ministry

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


Middle School Lock-In


The Lutheran Campus Ministry Board of Directors, after careful and faithful consideration, has decided to postpone the 2021 Middle School Lock-In, which was scheduled for Oct. 22-23.

This decision comes from a reluctance to host a large number of young people coming from all over the state, the advice of health professionals, and monitoring of COVID-19 numbers and positivity rate. The Board hopes to be able to host the Lock-In in the spring of 2022 or next fall, when it is safer to do so. 

Thank you for your grace, understanding, and love for others during this uncertain and unprecedented time. We hope to see you all soon! 

Please reach out to Robin Kime, campus ministry associate, with any questions.


ELCA Youth Gathering

July 24-28, 2022

Minneapolis, Minn.


The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering will take place July 24-28, 2022, in Minneapolis, with the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble, scheduled for July 21-24, 2022.


Registration Begins Sept. 22, 2021
Early bird registration for the Gathering opens Sept. 22 and ends Nov. 21. Congregations can register during that time period for $350 per person.


After Nov. 21, the regular registration fee is $390 per person. Late registration is Feb. 22, 2022, through May 22, 2022, with a registration fee of $440.



Read about the Northeastern Iowa Synod’s participation in the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering.