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The Gathering

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The Gathering is an opportunity for groups of high school aged youth (grades 9-12) and young adults (ages 18-25) to experience four days of service, leadership and community. Participants have opportunities to be small group leaders, serve as peer ministers, lead worship, make a difference in the world through service, and form community with other youth from Michigan and beyond!

The theme this year is based on Matthew 5:1-16. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us that our worldly understanding of greatness is upside-down. During this year’s Great Lakes Gathering, we’ll explore daily themes that dig into Christ’s understanding of greatness. Daily themes will include: Be Less, Be Hungry, Be Persecuted, and Be You. We’ll explore together through worship, small groups, skill shops, and the community we form together how to take these inverted teachings of Jesus and apply them to our daily living as people of faith. How might we embrace a life that seeks humility, peace, and justice in the name of Christ in the face of a world focused on achievement, success, power, strength and wealth?

There is also a young adult event for young adults between 18-25 (who have graduated high school) that integrates with The Gathering but also offers programming for young adults that is unique and separate.

Click here for more event information from our hosts, Living Water Ministries.


December 27-30, 2018



The Radisson and Lansing Center
111 North Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

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*McKenzie will make the reservations for the group.

Other Details

A portion of each participant’s fees will be subsidized by diocesan funding. Your cost is $150.

Contact Diocesan Youth and Young Adult Coordinator, McKenzie Bade, at or at 877-752-6020 with questions.

Click here to Register.