Houston TX, June 27 – July 1
We will be joining 30,000 high school Lutheran youth and their adult leaders from across the ELCA, as we gather for a week of faith formation known as the “National Youth Gathering.” Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, we are invited to grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live our faith in our daily lives.
The Gulf Coast Synod is eager for us to come and grateful for the work we can accomplish in response to the recent Hurricane. We are eager to join those we are already praying for as they recover and rebuild.
Each night we will gather for programming in NRG Stadium. NRG Arena and NRG Center, located just outside of downtown Houston in the entertainment complex known as NRG Park, a convention and sports entertainment complex, will house additional activities for Synod Day and Interactive Day.
“This Changes Everything.”
Our primary scripture will be Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” Grace is a foundational and distinctive piece of the Lutheran faith. This gift, undeserved and freely given, changes lives and perspectives as people realize they are enough because of what Christ has done and are called into the world to serve their neighbor and share the good news.