The National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference (referred to as NATIONAL) is scheduled for July 11–14, 2021, at the Hyatt Regency in Houston. The hotel conference rate is $139.99 (plus tax, around 17%) and the reservation process will open in 2021. Registered participants will be notified when the hotel reservation process opens.
NATIONAL ’21 will bring together youth workers from across the country to be encouraged in their vocation and further equipped in their service to the Church. Participants will dialogue about practical skills and relevant theory for effective youth ministry while networking with other volunteer and professional youth leaders.
Join us in Houston in 2021!
Adult registrants receive a complimentary registration to the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering. You must stay at the Hyatt Regency Houston during the NATIONAL 21 conference to receive the complimentary registration (we will contact all registrants once hotel registration opens).
Registratants are automatically included in the YouthLead Training which will take place throughout the event. Does NOT include a complimentary 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering registration.
Post high school through 25 years of age . Does NOT include a complimentary 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering registration.
Please note there is a $50 cancellation fee if you cancel before June 1. If you cancel after June 1, no refund will be issued.
LCMS Youth Ministry has spent significant time in the last five to ten years listening, reading data, conducting research and digging into Scripture around what is key for healthy congregational youth ministry. Whether you are a parent, pastor, commissioned minister, church staff, or volunteer, we hope learning more about these practices and applying them will benefit your ministry to young people.
This track will dive deeper into preparing for the 2022 Gathering and may especially benefit first time primary adult leaders. This track will also look at the 7 Practices of Healthy Youth Ministry, in the context of preparing for the LCMS Youth Gathering. (Note: Standalone, informational sessions about the Gathering will be available throughout the event, without signing up for this track.)
Youth, parents, and youth workers are often on the front line of encountering challenging issues and philosophies (gender identity, race, existence of truth, etc.). Being equipped to understand these topics can bolster your confidence in communicating God’s promises to those under your care. Sessions will provide conversation and practical application of these topics.
Please note that there is a $50 cancellation fee if you cancel before June 1. If you cancel after June 1, no refund will be issued.