The Extravaganza is the premier event for faith formation leaders in ELCA congregations. The event is held by the ELCA Youth Ministry Network. Every (non-COVID) year, 700-1000 adults who work with children, youth and families gather for spiritual renewal, continuing education and networking and support. In 2021, because the event has been re-created to exist in both an On-Line and On-Site (in-person) environment, we anticipate an even larger community gathering.
Extravaganza 2021 will explore God’s call to “Hold Loosely” and to trust in the one who comes to create, to redeem and to sustain. This is more important now than ever, as we live and do ministry in a time of pandemic, of racial injustice and unrest, of social division and political turmoil.
Our conversation and learning at #ext21 will center around five questions:
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How do we help those we work with navigate the grief of losing “normal?” How do we navigate that same grief for ourselves?
How do we care for ourselves in the midst of accompanying others in their pain?
How do we navigate change?
What should we do next?
How do we find hope in the midst of chaos?
ON-LINE EVENT: FEBRUARY 4-6, 2021
Note that this year membership in the Network is not required, but we hope that if you're not a member, you'll consider becoming one when you register.Join the ELCA Youth Ministry Network!