Frequently Asked Questions - Pre-Events (MYLE and the tAble)

The theme for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering, the Young Adult Gathering, MYLE and the tAble is “Created to Be,” centered on Psalm 139. To learn more about the theme, please visit the “Theme” page. Daily themes for each event will vary and be customized to the community gathered.

MYLE: The event is open to youth of color or whose primary language is not English. Applicants must be in eighth to 12th grade at registration.

A congregational group may attend MYLE if at least half the group are people of color or whose primary language is not English. If that is not the case, eligible attendees (see previous paragraph) are encouraged to attend with an adult leader and then join their congregational group at the beginning of the Gathering.

the tAble: Youth who are 14 to 18 (or are engaged in a high school youth group or enrolled in high school or the vocational education equivalent), and live with a wide range of physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities are encouraged to attend the tAble. Youth who attend must be accompanied by an adult companion. This companion must pay to attend the tAble but registration fees for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering will be waived.

Multicultural Youth Leadership Event and the tAble - July 13-16, 2024.

A registration fee of $190 per person will be added for those opting to attend MYLE or the tAble. The fee includes housing and most meals.

No. Adult leaders are asked not to bring their infants, toddlers or young children to the Gathering. The ELCA Youth Gathering, MYLE and the tAble are created as faith formation events for youth in grades eight through 12 and their adult leaders. While serving as an adult leader at the Gathering, your full attention should be given to the registered youth participants in your congregational group.

MYLE and the tAble are part of the overall Gathering experience. If your group didn’t stay for the whole Gathering, it would be like walking out halfway through a movie! If you are considering attending only MYLE or the tAble, please contact the Gathering office.

No. Registration fees for MYLE and the tAble are heavily subsidized. However, congregations attending either event are welcome to apply for financial assistance to offset some of the cost of Gathering registration.