Service Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. On your Service Learning day, you will be invited to enter into the diverse story of the Twin Cities, empower our partners to further their mission and be inspired to return home as agents of change in your own communities. As a faith community, the Gathering combines meaningful service, instruction and reflection with a faith lens of accompaniment. Want to learn more? Check out our blog post on Service Learning.
NEW: The 2022 ELCA Youth Gathering will pilot an expanded approach to Service Learning by experimenting with smaller sites that have fewer Gathering participants, making it possible for this ministry to connect with more local partners than ever before.
Participation is voluntary and each group must meet the following criteria:
To make this Service Learning approach as nimble as possible, the Gathering:
To view Frequently Asked Questions around the pilot project, please visit the FAQs tab of our website. If you'd like more information, contact your Gathering Synod Coordinator or plan to take part in an information meeting happening online in January 2022.