LCMS Youth Gathering


The dates for the 2025 LCMS Youth Gathering have been set! The youth of the LCMS are invited to be in New Orleans, July 19-23, 2025.

NOW is the time to start to discuss going, who's going, who might lead and chaperone your group. If you only have a small number of teens, contact Karen Dutton at the Ohio District LCMS office at to connect with a group that will be going.  The earlier our teens can connect, the stronger the bond will be when it's time to travel.

As a District, we will be arranging for bus transportation, a District Event while in New Orleans, District shirts, the chance to represent the Ohio District in the Convention Center and possibly more!  Watch for more information as things come together!

For those attending from Ohio District congregations, check out updates on this webpage. Ohio District 2025 Youth Gathering information is sent through emails via Constant Contact.

Resources for the 2025 LCMS Youth Gathering are available at:

LCMS Youth Gathering Adult Leader Resources


Important Dates to note: (additional resources and info will be shared once they are available)

  • Fall 2023 — Gathering Ambassador Volunteer applications (for ages 26 and above) open
  • July 15, 2024 — Young Adult Volunteer applications (for ages 19–25) open
  • July 21–24, 2024 — National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference (registration now open)
  • July 19–23, 2025 — 2025 LCMS Youth Gathering

More news and updates about the 2025 Gathering can be found at: