Author: Cassie Moore

Face to Face with a Gathering Planner

I’ve been three times. Every time, I cried. Words failed me and left me breathless with wonder. My faith was deepened. My worldview was challenged. Few events we attend have the power to transform lives like the National Youth Gathering, a week-long experience for Lutheran teens held every three years in different cities across the country. Though thousands upon thousands of youth, leaders, pastors and parents have attended the Gathering in its 35-year history, few know the intricacies of putting such a massive event together. As a second-term Gathering Planner myself, I’ve had the unique pleasure of attending the...

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