Renew. Educate. Connect.

The Why

The Extravaganza is the annual gathering of children, youth and family ministry leaders from across the ELCA. It is so much more than a conference: it’s space to be stretched, it’s worship, it’s inspiring speakers, it’s learning from colleagues across the country, it’s sharing your insights with others, it’s informative and transformative. The Extravaganza is renewing, educational and connects you with others…then sends you home strengthened for the ministry to which you have been called.

The Extravaganza is for the professional and the volunteer. It is for the old and the young. It is for the urban, the suburban and the rural. It is for pastors, it is for lay people. It is for all adult leaders who share in the adventure we call children, youth and family ministry!

The Extravaganza is hosted by the ELCA Youth Ministry Network.
There is more information about the Network available on our site.

Extravaganza 2021

Hilton Hotel – Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Main Event: February 5-8, 2021

Intensive Care Courses: February 4-5, 2021

Incredible Deal! Hotel rates start at $109/night (+ taxes). If one person from your congregation registers for the event, pays the regular price, and stays at the Hilton, then other team members from your congregation who are also staying at the Hilton can register for $150 per person, including Network Membership.

How it Works

We will again be using tracks to guide our learning. Here are the track topics and an opportunity to help pick the final track.

  • Leadership in your First few Years
  • Skills and Tools for Volunteers
  • Leadership: A Systems Approach
  • Mental Health in Ministry
  • Essentials of Lutheran Theology
  • Reimagining Children’s Ministry
  • Technology and Digital Storytelling

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