Middle School Gatherings

The NE MN Synod
​All Youth Gathering at Cragun’s

This year we are experimenting with the Middle School Gathering. As a pilot program, ALL YOUTH in grades 6-12 and their adult leaders are invited for a weekend retreat to grow in faith, build relationships, laugh and play, and worship with hundreds of youth from across the synod! We plan to gather once again at Cragun’s Resort near Brainerd, holding two events on the same weekend – Friday night through Saturday noon OR Saturday night through Sunday noon. The All Youth Gathering will include large group sessions for the entire group, learning opportunities by age group, hotel life, games, worship, and more! This event is planned and led by the LYO Leadership Team. ​

Will there be synod events just for Middle School Youth this year?

​Possibly! The LYO is talking with our camps about partnering for winter rejuve events, and might hold additional one day events just for middle school youth. Watch this space for more information!

Confirmation Theme Rotation

Each year for the Middle School Gathering we focus on a different confirmation theme. Upcoming themes are:

    • 2022:  The Sacraments
    • 2023: Ten Commandments
    • 2024: The Apostle’s Creed
    • 2025: The Lord’s Prayer