Webinar Trainings

Webinars are offered to provide additional information and assistance to adult leaders, congregational leaders, parents, and others preparing to attend the Gathering. Register for upcoming webinars or view past presentations here. All webinars are recorded and made available following the event for those unable to attend live. Stay informed of upcoming training opportunities by signing up to receive Gathering Update emails.

Archived Webinars:

2016 Gathering Final Details

Mark Kiessling, Gathering program director, runs through the final details regarding the 2016 Gathering program, what to expect, what to pack and anything else that needs to be shared between now at July 16.

Webinar held on June 30, 2016 at 2 pm ET.

Use of Social Media at #NYG2016

Seth Hinz, Gathernig social media manager, shares how social media will be used during the Gathering including best practices and tips for how you can engage with #NYG2016.


Adult Leader On-Site Resources

Jen Probst, Gathering planner, leads this webinar providing an overview of the Adult Care Team (ACT) and Adult Leader resources available on-site at the Gathering.

Webinar held on June 9, 2016.

Gathering Workshop Schedule & Options Webinar

Mark Kiessling, Gathering program director, provides the schedule of workshop options in the Morial Convention Center, explains how workshops are organized and defines terms like Interest Center and Bible Study Academy. Resources referenced in the webinar can be found at www.lcmsgathering.com/schedule.

Webinar held on May 20, 2016.

Bringing the Gathering Home

How to make the Gathering more than a five-day event but a springboard for local, ongoing ministry taking place in your local congregation.

Webinar held on March 15, 2016.

Gathering Housing & Food Ideas

Krista Miller, Gathering registrar, provides a registration update including housing information and next steps. Then, Jim Lohman, DCE, Gathering arrangements, shares ideas for eating in New Orleans with your group

Webinar be held on February 16, 2016.

A day in the life of the Gathering Webinar

Mark Kiessling, Gathering program director, provides a detailed look at the 2016 daily schedule. Joining Mark is veteran Adult Leader, Anne Gonzalez, DCE, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Onalaska, WI, to share how she leads her group through the days of the Gathering.

Webinar held on January 7, 2016.

Registration Update and Bible Study Tips

Krista Miller, Gathering registrar, provides a registration update and fields questions as Adult Leaders begin to enter registration in online. Then, Rev. Jake Allstaedt, Gathering Bible study team member, gives an overview of the Introductory Bible study and some tips for leading a Bible study with your group.

Webinar held on September 21, 2015.

Gathering Program 101 Webinar

Mark Kiessling, Gathering program director, provides a preliminary look at the 2016 daily schedule and more information on program preferences like off-site servant events, on-site servant events, off-site Interest Centers, and Bible Study Academies.

Webinar hosted on August 12, 2015.

Gathering Registration 101 Webinar

Everything you need to know to register a group for the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering including step-by-step instructions of the online registration process. Webinar presenters include Mark Kiessling, Program director; Krista Miller, Gathering registrar; and Kyla Rodriguez, assistant registrar. Have additional questions about registration? Email nygregistration@lcms.org.

Webinar hosted on July 23, 2015.

In Christ Alone Introduction Webinar

A first look into the theme, In Christ Alone, based upon its theological foundation in the book of Philippians and the Rev. Dr. Joel Lehenbauer’s work on the Gathering’s primer resource, In Christ Alone: A Thematic Study of Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. Joining Lehenbauer is Mark Kiessling, Program Director.

Webinar hosted on September 9, 2014.

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