Congregational Registration

All ELCA congregations are eligible to register for the Gathering. Congregations should select one adult to serve as the primary adult leader. The primary leader will coordinate registration, payments, transportation and rooming lists for the group. Youth who are in 8th to 12th grade at the time of registration (Fall 2021) are eligible to attend. Adult leaders must be at least 21 at the time of the Gathering. The recommended ratio is one adult for every seven youth.

Registration opens September 22, 2021 and closes May 22, 2022. Registration costs are dependent upon when you register.


Early Bird Registration — $350
Sept. 22, 2021 through Nov. 21, 2021
Regular Registration — $390
Nov. 22, 2021 through Feb. 21, 2022
Late Registration — $440
Feb. 22, 2022 through May 22, 2022

A $150 nonrefundable, per-person deposit is due at time of registration and must be paid within the rate range you expect to pay. Registrations are not considered final until the $150-per-person, nonrefundable deposits have been received by the Gathering. Delaying payment may move you into a higher registration-fee bracket.

The Gathering will be utilizing a new housing and registration platform for the 2022 Gathering. To learn more and get a sneak peak, be sure to sign up for our Registration Webinar scheduled for August 19 at 7pm CST. Additionally, registration worksheets are now available on the Resources tab of the Gathering website. 

Gathering Giveaways

Congregations that register during Early Bird will be entered into our Gathering Giveaway! Gathering leadership will go live on Facebook every Friday to draw a winner.

October 1 Congregational meal at U.S. Bank Stadium

October 8 Your choice of seats at Mass Gathering on Sunday night

October 15 Meet & Greet with Bishop Eaton

October 22 Your choice of seats at Mass Gathering on Monday night

October 29 Your choice of Service Learning project

November 5 Your choice of seats at Mass Gathering on Tuesday night

November 12 Meet & Greet with a Gathering musician

November 19 Your choice of seats at Mass Gathering on Wednesday night


Frequently Asked Question:

Can I register with another congregation?