The ELCA has announced that the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering will be held in New Orleans, July 16-20. The Gathering pre-events—the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and the tAble, the ELCA gathering for youth living with disabilities—will be held July 13-16.

The Gathering brings together thousands of high-school age Lutherans from across the country and overseas for faith formation, worship, fellowship and service.

“The ELCA Youth Gathering at its core is about faith formation. Jesus calls us to love God, our neighbor and ourselves,” said Deacon Tammy Jones West, interim program director for the Gathering. “The Gathering is a place to broaden our understanding of God’s love; to pay attention to, advocate for, and care for our neighbors; and to know that as both saint and sinner, we are loved.”

Earlier this year the ELCA announced that the 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering had been canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, the recent COVID-19 surge and public health considerations.

Read the full announcement, and learn more at

Read more about: