Youth District
Gatherings 2021

Sr. High District Youth Gathering - November 5-7 @ Cross Pointe Retreat Center

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Coming in the Spring: Jr. High District Youth Gathering

We are excited to announce that we are planning for a spring 2022 Jr. High District Youth Gathering. Unfortunately, due to the effects of COVID-19 there have been unforeseen circumstances that did not make a Fall 2021 Jr. High District Youth Gathering realistic.  We look forward to the spring where we can plan well for an even that is the size and caliber of our MO District Jr. High Gatherings.  More details will be announced in the near future.

Sr. Youth District Gathering 2021

November 5-7

Cross Pointe Retreat Center
Rocky Mount

Registration: $125 (includes programming & meals)
Registration Deadline is Oct 25

*Due to health concerns lodging will be a separate cost per hotel room (avg. cost for hotel est. $50/ person based on 3 people per room @ $150).

Main Stage Speaker

We are excited to have Rev. Dr. Peter Nafzger as our main stage speaker for “Cross Road.” Dr. Nafzger is assistant professor of Practical Theology and director of Student Life at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He has been deeply involved in the LCMS Youth Gathering as Bible Study director (2007–19), Executive Team member (since 2010), and Theological Advisor (since 2019). With his family, he enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, playing German board games, and watching World Cup soccer and March Madness. He is married to Katie, who serves as women’s coordinator for Families in Transition at Concordia Seminary. They have four children, Olivia, Johann, August, and Louisa.





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Interest Corners

Ask It IV: Don’t Call it a COMEBACK!:

Any question is a good question... within reason! Seriously though with a panel of Youth Directors and more we want to spend time in an open discussion with you! Ask any question you want about faith, scripture, life, and more and we will have our panel of leaders take time answering your questions.

Led by: Various D.C.E.'s and Youth Leaders each session


LCMS GATHERING 2021 "In All Things" (ADULTS)

Next summer we will be enjoying the 2021 LCMS National Youth Gathering "In All Things" in Houston, Texas! Join us for a special Adult Leader Training session for all adults who will be attending the

Gathering with their churches. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about the city of Houston, get an overview of the Gathering schedule, and find out how you can best be prepared to experience the Gathering with your group. We will share about our District Event and you will also have the opportunity to network with other Adult Leaders from the district and learn from those who have attended previous Gatherings.

Led by: MO District Coordinators




Missouri District Youth Leader

Dan Kreienkamp, DCE

Missouri District
Assistant to the President: Family Life and Youth Ministry

Questions about the events?

Sue Thompson

Missouri District
Assistant to the President: Ministry Events Specialist