In order to provide the most mission-focused event possible, Living Water Ministries is consolidating The Great Lakes Gathering (traditionally for students grades 9-12) and Charge (traditionally for students grades 6-8) into a single event in 2022. By combining our efforts into one event, we believe we can better meet the ever-changing youth ministry needs of the congregations we serve as we develop leaders, practice service, bring together community, and grow in faith. While the young adult component of the Great Lakes Gathering will not be part of this new hybrid event, we are exploring alternatives to meeting the needs of our young adult population in the future.
As a result of this consolidation, the previously scheduled Great Lakes Gathering event slated to be held at the Sheraton in Novi, MI in January of 2022 has been cancelled. This new, hybrid Charge event will be designed for and available to students grades 6-12 and occur March 18-20, 2022 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, MI. Registration for this newly structured Charge event will open October 1st, 2021. We look forward to restoring community with all of you at Charge in 2022!