November 17-18 -OR- November 18-19, 2023
Willmar Conference Center – 2100 Hwy 12 E. Willmar, MN
All students in 6th-9th grade are welcome to attend!

It’s time to register for the Junior High Youth Gathering in November! As a reminder, we’re returning to the two-night schedule, which means that you get to choose between a Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday event. To register your congregation, you will need the following information: number of youth participants, number of adult participants, T-shirt sizes for ALL participants, and a form of payment ready to submit online (credit card or check information).

In the accompanying information packet, you will find a health permission form (one per participant); please prepare two copies, one for your group and one to be handed over at check-in. There is also information in the packet about making lodging arrangements with the local hotels. Please be proactive and flexible with this! We recommend bringing sleeping bags along and fitting six students in each room.

Registration Information Guide


  • Early Bird Registration: $70 per person until 9/30
  • Hotel block rate open until 10/13
  • Registration: $80 per person open until 10/31
Gathering Logo
Youth Marking a cross on forehead

Tentative SCHEDULE: (Subject to Change)

4:00-4:30 pm  Start Checking In To Hotels
Before 7:00  Supper (on your own)
4:30-6:30  Registration At Your Hotel
6:30  Pre-Gathering Music
7:00-8:30  Mass Gathering
8:45-11:15  Nightlife!
8:45-9:15  Female Adult Leader Meeting
9:30-10:00  Male Adult Leader Meeting
11:30-12:15 am  Contemplative Worship
12:15  Congregational Devotion Time
1:00  In Your Own Rooms
2:00  Lights Out

9:30-10:30 am  Breakfast Buffet
10:45  Mass Gathering & Closing Worship
12:15 pm  Go in Peace, Serve the Lord!

Gathering Features:

  • Music by: Rachel Kurtz
  • Speakers: Rachel Kurtz & Pastor Jodi Houge
  • YOUTH LED Mass Gatherings including worship, singing, growing in faith, student faith talks, building relationships and hanging out with other youth from our very own synod.
  • Nightlife featuring swimming, games, food, dancing, service project and SO MUCH MORE!

For general gathering questions, contact the Youth Coordinator: Pastor Nikoli Falenscheck
(507) 403-0494 -or- [email protected]

For registration questions, contact the Registrar: Shaun Luker
(507) 317-8968 -or- [email protected]

Registration Payments:
Registrations will not be confirmed until payment if made. Click here to pay online with check or credit card or make one check payable to the “SW MN Synod” and mail it to the synod office at PO Box 499, Redwood Falls, MN 56283. If you pay online with a check, NO credit card fees are charged to the synod.

All registration fees are non-refundable for any reason.

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