LCMC Youth Event

The Way • The Truth • The Life

July 19-22, 2022  |  Grand View University  |  Des Moines, IA

Event Details:

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.”
– John 14:6

Have you ever wondered what God’s call on your life might be or how you can make a difference in your community?  You are definitely not alone!  Join us for our next summer youth event and find out!  Our theme for 2022 is The Way, The Truth, The Life and we will be focusing on what it looks like to truly love God, ourselves, and one another.

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ’s summer youth event is designed to be a leadership development experience for both students and our student leaders.  Everything at this youth event is designed to empower youth ministry in the local church and encourage students to consider the vocation of ministry in the future. 

  • GROW: Get inspired and gain practical advice on what God may be calling YOU to do through keynote presentations and breakout sessions.
  • SERVE: Lend a hand and make a real difference in the Des Moines community!  We will be partnering with Meals from the Heartland to help feed people in need.
  • PLAY: Connect with other high school students and youth leaders from LCMC, then head out to The Green for mixers, games, inflatables, and an ice cream social.  We’ve also set aside time in our schedule for you to spend quality time with your crew!

We will be staying in the air conditioned dormitories on the campus of Grand View University with access to all their amenities: gymnasium, food service, internet, student center, and more.

Speakers & Worship:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Brandon Foster, Trinity Lutheran Church (Columbus, NE)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Andrea Paulson, Hawley Lutheran Church (Hawley, MN)

PREACHER: Chip Reynolds, First English Lutheran Church (Victoria, TX)

WORSHIP LEADER: Noah Ruppert, Morningside Lutheran Church (Sioux City, IA)

To Register:

Registration is online only and opens November 22, 2021.  The cost to attend is $350 per person and includes food, housing, bedding, internet, convention costs, and materials for the event.  A $50 deposit per registrant will be due at the time of registration.  The deadline to sign up is April 1, 2022 or when our capacity of 243 participants has been reached, whichever occurs first.  If you have any special needs that you would like us to be aware of, please let us know by listing them on your registration form.

Registration for our national youth event is open to students completing grades 7-12.  LCMC youth leaders and adult chaperones are also needed to attend.  The required student to adult ratio is one adult per five youth with a minimum of two adults per group. 


For questions, please contact Cathy Nichol at (734) 788-7476 or