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Recommended Youth-to-Adult Ratio

Recommended Youth-to-Adult Ratio

The Gathering values the involvement of parents and other significant adults in the faith life of young people and encourages their participation as Adult Leaders at the Gathering. The recommended youth-to-adult ratio ensures sufficient space for youth to attend the event.

It is strongly recommended that:

  • All groups have at least two adults
  • Congregations secure criminal background checks for its Adult Leaders:
  • The youth-to-adult ratio does not exceed one adult for every two youth for groups with more than six youth.

Congregations with only one youth attending the Gathering can be connected to other LCMS congregations by their District Coordinator. Find your District Coordinator here.

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