Event Options

Event Options

Exciting optional activities are available at the conference! Each of these events requires advance reservations (separate from your event registration), and are first come, first served. Please reserve your spot for each as soon as possible.

Friday Night Dinners

Friday, September 27, 6:00-9:30 p.m.

You are going to love what’s new this year for Friday Night Dinners at The Gathering. More information and sign-ups coming to your Inbox this summer!
*Friday Dinners require a separate reservation from your overall event registration.
*Reservations are first-come, first-served.
*Adults only. GenNext will have a separate program for the evening.

Stewarding Capital

A briefing about aligning all your capital to His mission

Thursday, September 26, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Spend the afternoon (before the conference kicks off) with your Gathering peers to learn and discuss what it means to deploy all your capital for impact. Beyond making grants, most participants at The Gathering are also responsible for stewarding foundation endowments, family offices, and personal assets. How can we effectively steer those dollars toward significant impact while generating financial returns? Whether you’re just learning about “mission-related investing” or you’ve already allocated your entire portfolio to faith-driven investments, get to Dallas early to join the conversation.

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Praxis

Nonprofit Showcase
& Luncheon

Saturday, September 28, 12:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Praxis Showcase highlights 12 Christian-led, top nonprofit organizations as they seek the redemptive edge in their industries. Over the course of a year, selected Praxis Fellows attend four events: a kickoff event within the annual Praxis Redemptive Imagination Summit in May, a four-day retreat outside of New York in July, a three-day gathering near Los Angeles in September, and this Showcase event at The Gathering. At Praxis mentoring events, Fellows are guided by over 30 incredible mentors from top nonprofits, foundations, and businesses. In addition, the Praxis Core Team works with each entrepreneur to deeply examine their redemptive strategy (the venture’s expression and impact in the world); redemptive operations (its functions, processes, culture, and partnerships); and redemptive leadership (the founders’ character, motives, imagination, and practices).

The goal of Praxis is to provide Fellows with the knowledge and network they need to create world-class organizations, all within a safe setting that encourages them to explore how to fully express the Gospel within their work. As you get to know the Fellows, you’ll be encouraged about this next generation of talent who are building redemptive ventures around the world. The Showcase event includes five-minute pitches from each of the 2019 Nonprofit Fellows (12 ventures), followed by an informal Open House for you to meet and interact with our wonderful group of entrepreneurs.

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1:1 Coaching

with John Townsend

Dr. John Townsend, a long-time and trusted Gathering resource, has again provided us with a limited number of coaching appointment times for our conference this year. John is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including the groundbreaking series, Boundaries. As a psychologist, family coach, and consultant to businesses and ministries, he has been helping Gathering attendees for years across their personal, family, and professional lives. His breakout sessions at the conference are often standing-room-only, and these coaching sessions are oversubscribed. You may sign-up as an individual or as a couple.

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