Youth & Family Ministry
Faith Formation Website: http://www.eandsynodfaithformation.squarespace.com/
Western States Youth Gathering June 28 – July 2, 2017 http://www.wsyg.com/
For all high school youth in ELCA Regions 1 – 4. WSYG occurs every three years. There will be mass gatherings with great speakers and musicians; learning and small group experiences; a beach day; immersion experience in Los Angeles; worship that takes you in new directions; and much more!
Held on the campus of California Lutheran University
in Southern California.
Registration opens on Oct. 3. $425/person. This price goes up to $460 on January 3, 2017.
Questions? Contact Linda LeBlanc, Assistant Director for Congregational Relations, at email@example.com or
2018 ELCA National Youth Gathering
June 27-July 1, Houston, TX
The Eastern North Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is committed to ensuring that we provide safe places of worship and fellowship to everyone we serve. As part of that commitment we are providing information on Safe Gatherings as a resource for you in this important area.
Safe Gatherings is an online abuse prevention program that screens and educates staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in group settings. When employees and volunteers are trained to identify potential abusers, recognize the signs of abuse, and know how to handle reporting, they are better equipped to prevent abuse.
When using Safe Gatherings, upon successful completion of the application, background and reference checks, and the online training program, each applicant will receive documentation of approval valid for two years, and will have continued access to the online training program for an entire year.
The price per applicant for our individual church program available through the Safe Gatherings website is $35. That includes processing of two electronic references, a national and county of residence 7-year background check, national and state of residence Sex Offender Registry check, and the 1.5 hour online abuse prevention and boundary awareness training.
Application: Click on the links at the bottom of this page to access the Safe Gatherings system and complete the online application. Individuals can login to their account at any time to check the status of their application.
All churches in the Synod are already set up in Safe Gatherings. Applicants must correctly choose the denomination, state and city where your church is located, and the church will display in a drop-down menu as you begin the application process.
Contact the Safe Gatherings team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 241-8258 for additional information or with questions about the program.
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