LCMC Youth Event


July 9-12, 2024 Grand View University  |  1200 Grandview Ave.  |  Des Moines, IA 50316

We will be staying in the air conditioned dormitories on the campus of Grand View University with access to all their amenities: gymnasium, food service, internet, student center, and more.

Registration for our youth gathering is open to students completing grades 7-12, youth leaders, and adult chaperones. Details are as follows:

  • Registration opens December 1, 2023 and is online only. Registration is required to attend. The deadline to sign up is April 1, 2024 or when our capacity of 185 participants has been reached, whichever occurs first.  REGISTER NOW >>
  • The cost to attend is $350 per person and includes food, housing, internet, convention costs, and materials for the event. A $50 deposit per registrant will be due at the time of registration.
  • The required student to adult ratio is one adult per five youth with a minimum of two adults per group.
  • If you have any special needs that you would like us to be aware of, please let us know by listing them on your registration form.


Life can be extremely overwhelming thanks to the seemingly endless list of things we’re expected to pursue. Between the pressure to do well in academics and extracurriculars, to attempting to have a social life, to politics, influencers, and simply trying to figure out who we even are as people, there are so many different things competing for our attention every day. It almost feels like the more effort we put in to keeping up with with it all, the more burned out we become.

If you’ve ever struggled with feeling like your heart is being pulled in a million different directions, you’re not alone. The good news is, God’s “great pursuit” of us can help restore us with the rest and peace we so desperately need. Join us for our next youth gathering to find out how!

11Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart to revere your name.
12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
and I will glorify your name for ever.
13 For great is your steadfast love towards me;
you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
Psalm 86:11-13  (NRSV)


Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ’s summer youth event is designed to be a leadership development experience for both students and our student leaders. Everything at this youth event is designed to empower youth ministry in the local church and to encourage students to consider the vocation of ministry in the future.

GROW: Get inspired and gain practical advice on what God may be calling YOU to do through keynote presentations and breakout sessions.

SERVE: Lend a hand and make a real difference in the community!

PLAY: Connect with other high school students and youth leaders from LCMC, then head out to The Green for mixers, games, inflatables, and an ice cream social. We’ve also set aside time in our schedule for you to spend quality time with your crew!


For questions about our youth gathering, please contact:

Cathy Nichol
Phone: (734) 788-7476