“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”
Join us for an exhilarating journey of faith and fellowship at the inaugural North American Lutheran Church’s Continental Youth Gathering (CYG) from July 1–4, 2024, nestled in the heart of Texas at St. John Lutheran Church, Boerne.
NALC youth will rally around the powerful theme “We Belong: ‘I Know My Own and My Own Know Me,’” a testament to the profound connection we share in Christ. The mission of the CYG is to provide opportunities for Lutheran youth to not only grow in their faith, but to be encouraged by connecting with other believers throughout North America.
The CYG isn’t merely an event, but a milestone in nurturing a robust community of believers across North America. It is a space where youth can dive deeper into scripture, engage in earnest conversation with peers and leaders, and encounter God in a fresh, transformative way. Over four days, attendees will join together in:
- corporate worship,
- scripture study,
- large and small group sessions,
- and mission events that reach out to the broader community.
The exciting line-up of speakers, ranging from pastors to specialists in life affirmation and mental health, are geared to ignite conversations that resonate with the youth on personal and collective levels. Our musical guests, the Lurvey Brothers, will elevate our spirits with their unique blend of song leading, fostering an ambiance of joy, reflection, and togetherness. This gathering stretches beyond the traditional boundaries, welcoming Home Teams from other confessional Lutheran bodies to partake in this monumental event. With each session, we delve into what it means to belong—to Christ, to the Church, to our communities, and to each other, echoing the profound truth of our theme passages from John 10:14–15. As we anticipate the glorious days of CYG 2024, we remain rooted in the promise of Isaiah 43:1, “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.”
With only 500 spots available and a deadline for registration on April 15, 2024, be sure to mark your calendars and register as soon as possible. Should you have any inquiries, feel free to reach out to Pastor Teresa Peters, our Director of Youth and Family Ministry and organizer of this event, at [email protected].