Dear Adult Volunteer Applicants, 

IN ALL THINGS is the theme of the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, TX. Thousands of young people and their leaders will gather from July 9 - 13 to study God’s Word, worship, and serve others.

 Volunteers have the opportunity to serve, encourage and guide leaders and youth who will be present at the Gathering and the community of Houston. All Volunteer roles are valued, important and significant.  

Here are some of the highlights and expectations as you prayerfully consider applying to serve as a Volunteer at the Gathering.  

Gathering Volunteers:  

  • SERVANT LEADERS: Christ-following, grace-filled people who are setting a great example and influencing those around them.
  • SELFLESSLY CONTRIBUTE to many areas of the Gathering including: interactive learning areas, sessions, Bible studies, service areas, mass events, hotel life, throughout the convention center, on social media, information booths, and along city streets.  Due to this, there is no guarantee that volunteers will be able to participate in all facets of the Gathering programming.
  • PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, and SPIRITUALLY SERVING: Gathering Volunteer roles often require lots of walking, standing, smiling, grace, patience, humility, communicating and praying. 
  • TEAM PLAYERS: nearly all Gathering volunteer roles are set in community and require a willingness to be led as well as lead.
  • FUN, FRIENDLY, and FLEXIBLE. 

Volunteers across the Gathering grow by connecting with other volunteers, serving others, gathering around God's Word, and building community. 

Things to note about serving at the 2022 Gathering:

  • In an effort to increase our capacity for adult volunteers (in full-Gathering roles) and to keep costs low for participants, all full-Gathering volunteer roles will have a registration fee and most are asked to cover their own travel costs to the Gathering.  Housing will be provided by the Gathering for full-Gathering volunteers who are accepted as  Adult Volunteer Ambassador Team Leads or Ambassadors.  
     
  • There are different Volunteer Roles within both the Young Adult Volunteer (Orange Nation, 19-25 year olds) and Adult Volunteer (25+) applications.

The Adult Volunteer roles are as follows... (Please note that descriptions are in the Registration Options below)

  • Adult Volunteer:  Gathering Ambassador - Team Leads | BLUE CREW (formerly Community Life Builder (CLB) Hotel Lead, this is a full-Gathering volunteer)
  • Adult Volunteer:  Gathering Ambassador | BLUE CREW  (formerly Community Life Builder (CLB), this is a full-Gathering volunteer)
  • Young Adult & Adult Volunteer:  Team Flex Volunteer  | BLUE CREW (anyone 19+ who wants to serve for less than the full Gathering or who applies after other Volunteer role applications have closed). Team Flex volunteers are responsible for meals, their own housing, and travel to and from the Gathering. There is no registration fee for Team Flex volunteers.

Whether you're able to serve for a few hours on Team Flex or the full Gathering, you'll be blessed by the amazing experience. We hope you’ll consider serving as a part of the Orange Nation and Blue Crew as we seek to help all Gathering participants experience fully the joy of Jesus IN ALL THINGS! 

 

Ambassador/Lead Planning Team:                                                    Team Flex Planning Team:

Jonathan Breitbarth                                                                             Ryan Behrens

Laura Courvoisier                                                                                 Ross Owens

Christiane Hobbs                                                                                  Leslie Sullivan

Melissa Luepke                                                                                      Danny Swafford

Kobi Nichols                                                                                                                                                       

The following Registration Options (Gathering Ambassador-Team Lead, Gathering Ambassador, and Team Flex) are all part of the Adult Volunteer Team. Please note in an effort to have a consistent volunteer strategy across the Gathering we have made some changes in our language and represented colors from past Gatherings to unify our entire Volunteer Team. Our Adult Volunteer Team will be referenced as the "Blue Crew". 

You may apply for multiple teams. Since not everyone can be a Team Lead or Ambassador we will consider your application for any of the three options you choose.  


  • A Volunteer Team Lead is a Gathering Ambassador (see Gathering Ambassador description) who leads others. In addition to the same demanding rhythm of Gathering Ambassadors, Gathering Ambassador Team Leads must be able to train others, initiate conversations with people he/she doesn't know and say hard things in an assertive and loving way. This leader does his/her best work under pressure and is comfortable leading others who may be under stress, is able to problem solve quickly, is able to guide and direct other leaders, and provides calm in the midst of challenges. These volunteers come ready to serve early mornings and late nights as hotel leads.
    These volunteers will be dressed in Blue with Yellow swag!
    These full-Gathering volunteers commit to serve for the duration of the Gathering & for pre-Gathering training: July 6-13, 2022 as well as virtual training leading up to the Gathering.
    Gathering Provides: Housing, a travel stipend to & from the Gathering, access to the Gathering & a great crew of new friends!

    Adult Volunteers are responsible for: Volunteer Registration Fee ($395) and meals

    This part of the application will close March 15, 2021.


  • (Formerly Community Life Builders or CLBs)These adult volunteers (25+) serve for the duration of the Gathering in many capacities. They are servant leaders and a trusted voice, helping participants have a safe and awesome experience. They are identified by their blue shirts & yellow swag.
    These volunteers come ready to daily walk over 3 miles, stand in a location for 4 or more hours, be in the heat and sun for 2 or more hours, serve early mornings and late nights as well as throughout the day.
    These full-Gathering volunteers commit to serve for the duration of the Gathering & for pre-Gathering training: July 6-13, 2022 as well as virtual training leading up to the Gathering.
    Gathering provides: Housing, access to the Gathering & a great crew of new friends!

    Adult Volunteers are responsible for: Volunteer Registration fee of $395, travel costs, meals

    This part of the application will close March 15, 2021


  • (anyone 19+ who wants to serve for less than the full Gathering or who applies after other Volunteer role applications have closed) Team Flex volunteers are awesome servants who will help at the gathering in so many different ways. These volunteers are able and willing to serve for a minimum of 4 hours for a single day or up to 8 hours a day for 5 days. Team Flex can be found helping all around the Gathering. Volunteers of all skill sets can find a home with Team Flex!
    As we get closer to the Gathering we will ask for your availability and we will find a place for you to serve.
    Team Flex volunteers are identified by their blue shirts and blue swag!
    Gathering provides: Access to the Gathering & a great crew of new friends!

    Team Flex Volunteers are responsible for: Meal. their own housing & travel to and from the Gathering.

    This part of the application will close in April 2022.


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