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What you need to know now

In addition to your main registration for The Gathering event, we need you to reserve your spot for a few additional activities within the main event. There are no additional fees for any of these, but the space is limited and is first-come, first-served – so you will need to make reservations in advance for each of these.

In case you are new to The Gathering, we want to make sure you know that The Gathering’s Friday evening schedule requires you to choose one of the seven Friday Dinner options that are listed here. This means that each adult participant will need to sign up for one of these dinners in order to have plans for that evening.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Maggie Lechner, our event director, or call her at 903.509.9911. ext. 2.

Briefing: How Do We Live with Our Deepest Differences?

Thursday, September 21, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Reservations are open

Our first event of the weekend begins with an in-depth discussion led by Todd Deatherage, Os Guinness and Shannon Sedgwick Davis. 

Advance reservations are required. (If your child is in GenNext, they will be able to start GenNext at 1:00 p.m. as well. )

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Show and Tell

Friday, September 22, 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Reservations are open

In a fast-paced, no-props-allowed (this means no A/V either) environment, Gathering participants are given five minutes to share what ministry or other organization they have been involved with in the past year and would like others to know. Space is limited to 12 participants (only participants) to give your pitch, and advance sign-up is required (first-come, first-served). You do not have to register to attend Show and Tell, and everyone is welcome.

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Friday Night Dinners

Friday, September 22, Times vary according to location.

You are going to love what’s in store for this year’s seven Friday Dinners at The Gathering. These smaller dinners are one of the highlights of the entire weekend, and they keep getting better each year! Reservations opened June 15 and are first-come, first-served. Please reserve your spot as soon as you have registered for The Gathering.

If you are new to The Gathering, we want to make sure you know that our Friday evening schedule requires you to select one of the six Friday Dinner options we will list here June 15. This means that each adult participant will need to sign up for one of these terrific dinners in order to have plans for that evening.

On the morning of June 15, we will email all who have registered for the main event to sign up for a Friday Dinner. You may also call us (903.509.9911, ext. 2) on June 15 and we can help you reserve a spot by telephone.

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Praxis Nonprofit Finale and Luncheon

Saturday, September 23, 12:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Reservations are open

Something new this year. Praxis is hosting their invitation-only event (all Gathering participants are invited) during The Gathering on Saturday instead of the usual pre-Gathering convening.

You are invited to their lunch and afternoon activities, but sign-up in advance is required. (if you are wondering what The Gathering's schedule is during this afternoon, The Gathering has this afternoon open for free time.)

In case you don't know about Praxis, their goal is to provide a compelling opportunity for you to engage as mentors and philanthropists with some of the most creative work being done by Christians globally. You’ll hear well-crafted 5-minute presentations from their Fellows, mentor them through interactive roundtables, engage in interactive conversations with leading investors, and connect with your peers in an informal setting. 
This Finale is the culmination of the Praxis Accelerator, a program they run annually for Christian-led nonprofit organizations.
The Praxis Nonprofit Accelerator Finale Event is held onsite at The Gathering and requires separate registration with Praxis. All Gathering participants are encouraged and welcome to attend. 

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Individual Coaching Sessions

Reservations are open

(Note: Dr. John Townsend's spots have been filled.)
Back by popular demand. Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Chris and Alisa Grace are again offering their private coaching and counseling expertise to you throughout the weekend. Participants can meet one-on-one, as a couple, or as a family with either Townsend or the Graces.

Please select one of the available times for your 45-50 minute session with either John Townsend or the Graces. This information is private and will be given only to your preferred coach/counselor. If you would rather sign up by telephone, please call Event Director Maggie Lechner at 903.509.9911, ext. 2.

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