Hey Youth Leaders – Are You Going to the E!?

Are you going to the ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza in Houston? If you are, please email karin@nisynod.org or text 815-762-0758 so we can know who from the NIS will be there. We will have lunch together as a synod on Sunday, January 28 at 12:30pm! Location TBA.

Extravaganza 2018

Finding Forward

Intensive Care Courses: January 25-26, 2018

Main Event: January 26-29, 2018

Hyatt Regency, Houston, Texas

Announcing Speakers and Musicians

We are announcing keynote speakers, musicians and MCs over the next few weeks. Read more about the cool people helping us find forward. Read more >


We’ve recently posted the descriptions for 2018 workshops. We are offering nearly 70 different opportunities to learn and connect with your peers. Read more >

About Our Theme

Finding ForwardThe cross changes everything. Jesus Christ, crucified and resurrected, is the pivotal event of human history.  And this truth then raises important questions: Now what? What’s next? Read more >

Our Home in Houston

The Extravaganza will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency, Houston Texas. Book Your Room.

Getting There

We have once again worked out some travel discounts. Houston Hobby Airport it closer to the hotel, but has fewer flights. George W. Bush International is a bigger airport, but further away. We have ground transportation discounts for SuperShuttle.

Exhibit Hall

Each year over 50 exhibitors and partners offer resources and connections to Extravaganza attendees Learn more >

Intensive Care Courses

Our two day intensive learning experiences. This year we focus on scriptural practice, the connections between science and faith, and a preview of the ELCA Youth Gathering. Learn more >


We want to everyone to attend the E! If a financial situations is preventing you from coming, please consider applying for a scholarship.