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The Youth Leadership Summit WILL BE in Houston, in November.  So don't delay and REGISTER today! More information will be coming later about the schedule, and possibly serving in the city to help with the clean up from Hurricane Harvey. Please continue to pray for the people of Houston. See you in November!

The ELCA Youth Core Leadership Team is now accepting applications! If you are an adult leader or if you are a high school youth looking for more information about serving on the team, click here.

 ELCA Youth Leadership Summit   

 Nov. 2-5, 2017

The ELCA Youth Leadership Summit is an annual gathering for high school youth identified as leaders and adult representatives from each synod from across The ELCA. This summit focuses on leadership development through engaging speakers and thought leaders in key areas at the intersection of leadership and faith in daily life AND faith formation and building connections for high school youth in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Youth will be challenged to take home what they have learned to inspire action in their own synods and youth groups. The Youth Leadership Summit is a shared ministry between ELCA Youth Ministry and The SYMBOL Network.

Royal Sonesta Hotel - Houston, Texas                    

Who Attends?
Two High School youth from each synod, one adult per synod. We strive for diversity and inclusion, please select at least one candidate from your synod to help us meet our goals.

ME, WE, & BE

We will be partnering with the ELCA Youth Gathering and specifically the Synod Day Planning Team to pilot the materials for 2018. This will be your chance to provide feedback to planners and get a special look at what is going to happen in 2018!

Event Chaplain:
Pastor Kevin Strickland, Assistant to the Presiding Bishop and ELCA Executive for Worship

Partial List of Guest Speakers:
Peggy Hahn, Executive Director, LEAD

Molly Beck-DeanELCA Youth Gathering Director

Rachel Alley, Assistant to the Bishop for Youth & Young Adult Ministries

Musical Leadership:
Rachel Kurtz 

• Event Registration is anticipated to be covered by the ELCA via a special grant for youth leadership development
• Synods are responsible for transportation to the event

Liability Release & Medical Authorization
In addition to the online registration (linked above) each participant also needs to turn in a signed medical authorization form  and a liability release form on or before October 1, 2017. Forms can be scanned and emailed to Darcy Mittelstaedt.

Excused Absence Request Letter

Event Timing
We start with dinner on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00pm local time

We conclude on Sunday with closing worship which ends at 10:30am

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport 

William P. Hobby Airport

Contact us via e-mail.

Youth Core Leadership Team Application 
Are you currently a rising 9th or 10th grader? You are eligible to complete the application to be considered for a two-year program of leadership development and faith formation sponsored by the ELCA Churchwide expression of the church and synodical youth ministry leaders.

Want to learn more about the Team? Download this document.

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