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Junior High Youth Gathering

November 18, 2022 - November 19, 2022

The LYO Board is incredibly excited to have the gathering materials ready! This is a YOUTH LED event that is planned by the Southwestern Minnesota Synod Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) Board.

This year, there is only ONE option for the JH Gathering: Friday Nov 18th-Saturday Nov 19th 2022.

Because this is a year of transition while we seek a new Synod Youth Coordinator, the LYO Board just gathered for training in mid-September (versus summer in past years). They decided this format is the best way to set-up the student leaders up for success and, as always, make this a great event for everybody. Therefore, the board will offer only one option for the Jr. High Gathering this year. The board fully plans to offer two options again in 2023 (Nov 17-18, 2023, and Nov 18-19, 2023).

Thank you for your understanding and patience. If you or someone you know would love to support youth and family ministry, please consider applying for the synod Youth Ministry Coordinator position.


We are eager to partner with the Willmar Conference Center & Best Western Plus/Holiday Inn Express once again to bring you this awesome event! We hope that this centralized location in the synod will allow you to join us for this excellent experience.
Click here to download the registration packet below. 

Theme this year is God Will Fight for You AllFrom Exodus 14:14, “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.”
Click here to register!

Gathering Features:
Band: An ELCA College Praise Band
Speaker: Collin Carroll with Youth Frontiers
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 projects and SO MUCH MORE!

Oct. 1-Oct 10  Early Bird Registration, $65 early bird rate! (Opens at NOON on the 1st)
Oct. 11 – Oct. 19  Registration continues, $70 registration rate (Closes at NOON on the 19th)
Oct. 19 @ NOON Registration Closed – Any late registrations after this date will cost $75,
Click here to pay your registration fees online.

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November 18, 2022
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