The 2013 National Youth Gathering is being held in San Antonio July 1 thru 5.
The Gathering theme is "Live Love[d]" based on I John 4:9:
"This is how God showed his love among us:
He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." (NIV 1984)
So just what is the National Youth Gathering? From the NYG website:
The National LCMS Youth Gathering provides youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to:
- be affirmed in their lives as God's people
- nurture their relationship with others in the church
- celebrate their salvation in Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament
- recognize that youth ministry happens in a variety of settings in their parish, community and world
Held every three years, LCMS Youth Gatherings provide young people an opportunity to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. During the five-days of the Gathering youth spend time together in worship, God’s Word, prayer, song and service. This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Learn more about next LCMS Youth Gathering, including different ways to connect via social media here.