2022 LCMS Youth Gathering

Tentative Trip Dates: July 7-14, 2022
Location: Houston, TX

What is the 2022 Youth Gathering?

“Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to learn more about Jesus Christ…During the five days of the gathering, youth spend time together in God’s word, worship, service and fellowship.”

Date and Location

The next Youth Gathering will be held in Houston, TX.  The dates of the Gathering are from July 9-13, 2022. Our tentative dates for our trip are July 7-14, 2022 to allow time for travel to and from the event. The gathering will utilize both Minute Maid Park and the George E. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Who Can Attend?

High school students who have completed their first year in high school. This also includes high school students who graduated in the Spring of 2022.

Adults over the age of 25 years old are needed to serve as trip leaders/chaperones and drivers for the week.


All students who register are also committing themselves to fully participate in any fundraisers, team meetings called “Prep Meetings”, and IMPACT on Sunday nights throughout the coming year. Group building BEFORE the gathering is an important part of the journey, so it is important that we meet to prepare ourselves for what God will do in us through this experience.

Cost and Registration

The Youth Gathering Registration Forms are due by Sunday, October 17, 2021. All students must complete a “Youth Participant Worksheet” and give their $100 deposit by the due date.

Step 1: Download and print the 2022 Youth Gathering “Youth Participant Worksheet” here.

Step 2: Complete the worksheet and turn it in to DCE Tim Kaufmann by Sunday, October 17.

Step 3: Your deposit of $100 is also due at this time. If paying by check, please make checks to “St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.” You may also pay via credit card using this link in Realm.

Prep Meetings

All registered high school students and adult leaders will be required to attend 3-4 “Prep Meetings” before we depart for the Youth Gathering. During these meetings, we will participate in group building, a pre-gathering Bible Study, and enjoy food and fellowship together.


Details about our travel to and around Houston are still in the works, but we expect to fly to Houston and back. We will be renting vans, as necessary, to transport us in and around Houston. When you register for the gathering, we’ll update you with the travel and flight information you’ll need to know.


Fund raising will be a big part of the next year. We expect the per person cost to attend the gathering to be around $1,600. With that in mind, it will be necessary for all our students to be involved and active in all our fundraisers this year. They include supporting the St. Paul’s Golf Classic and other fundraising events.