If someone gets their eyes examined and it is said that they have “20/20 Vision,” in human terms they have “perfect” vision. When we consider our Christian lives and our attempt to follow God’s Word and plans, it often seems difficult to see things clearly. God’s Word serves as a lens to correct our faulty vision. Hebrews 12:2 says, “let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Join us at the 2021 Michigan District Jr. High Youth Gathering to explore the meaning of “fixing our eyes on Jesus.”
Although there are still a lot of unknowns regarding gatherings in 2021, the Junior High Gathering Committee is moving forward excitedly, yet cautiously toward the possibility of an in-person Gathering in the summer of 2021. We also are discussing and prayerfully contemplating steps that may need to be made to make a smooth transition into a different setting should our current restrictions remain in place in 2021.
Please save the date and location for the 2021 Junior High Gathering: June 4-6, 2021 in Frankenmuth, Mich.
If the COVID-19 pandemic gathering restrictions lift, registration will launch for an in-person gathering in early February. We will continue to communicate any changes in 2021.
When & Where
June 4 - June 6Bavarian Inn Lodge
1 Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI, 48734
Registration will open in February 2021.
Deadline is April 1, 2021
(all forms are due at that time so please register early to gain access to necessary forms).
Pre-registration Deposit Fee: $250 per church
Program fee per person: $75 (includes t-shirt)
Cost per room at Bavarian Inn Lodge: $90 * per night *4 people to a room
All payments are due in full by May 1, 2021.
We will be collecting items for Franklin Avenue Mission, where they equip the hurting and homeless of Flint through guidance and godly care. Please bring as many of these items as possible. Donations should be dropped off at registration when your group checks-in on Friday afternoon/evening.
- Baby wipes
- Full-size shampoo/conditioner
- Full-size body wash
- Toothbrush (in individual packaging)
- Full-size toothpaste
- Full-size deodorant (men or women)
- Laundry soap
- Hoodies- all sizes (especially larger ones)
- Jeans- all sizes (especially larger ones)
20/20 Vision Logo – Black & Blue – png file
20/20 Vision Logo – White & Blue – png file
Announcement Slide for Powerpoints/Screen Projection – Standard Size (4:3)
Announcement Slide for Powerpoints/Screen Projection – Wide Screen (16:9)
Participants will be staying at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth. Please note: there is a program fee and a housing fee based on the number of rooms reserved. Rooms will be $90 per room per night ($95 if not tax exempt).
A youth participant is any current 6th – 8th grade students. All participants must register through an LCMS church.
Adult leaders must be age 21 or older and affiliated with an LCMS congregation. Pastoral verification is required of all adult leaders.
There is no minimum or maximum for the size of a church’s group, though it is suggested that there be one adult leader for every 6 youth. If a group is to have both male and female youth participants, there must also be at least one male and one female adult leader who will remain with the group the entire gathering.