Sunday-Wednesday (Jan 11-14) we were pleased to welcome to Briarwood Retreat Center/Briarwood Leadership Center the curriculum writing team for the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering. They are spending time in retreat here preparing resources to be ready for groups to do study beginning end of summer.
The theme Boundless: God Beyond Measure (based on Ephesians 3:19) resonates well with our 2020 NT-NL Synod, ELCA Assembly emphasis on how God enables us to cross the many borders and boundaries we have created.
It is a joy to have these gifted leaders from across the church in our presence and taking advantage of the resource we have in Briarwood. In 2021 we will again have a bishop’s group for the gathering for congregations with 3 or fewer young people going. Info on that will be at assembly as will conversations about travel options and perhaps even a ELCA college road trip along the way. Youth and young adults are a priority for me as bishop. They are the church. #NTNL #ELCAYG2021 #Minneapolis #InMissionTogether