Friday Dinners

FRIDAY DINNERS AT THE GATHERING

You are going to love what’s in store for you with this year’s seven Friday Dinners at The Gathering. These smaller dinners are one of the highlights of the entire weekend, and we can’t wait to get you signed up!

Here’s what you need to know for now:

Friday Dinners require a separate reservation from your overall event registration. You must first register for The Gathering to be able to register for a Friday Dinner, and you may only register for one dinner.

Dinner reservations opened June 15 and are first-come, first-served. We do not keep waiting lists – so if you see a dinner is full, please select another option.

You may also call Maggie Lechner, our Event Director, and make your reservation with her by telephone. Her number is 903.509.9911, ext. 2.

And if you are a GenNext parent, no worries if your dinner runs a bit later than the GenNext schedule allows. We will take very good care of your sweet ones until you return!

NOTE: Some of these dinners will depart the hotel earlier than what is listed, depending on transportation options. We will update this schedule as the event approaches. Thank you!

An Evening at Cucina Enoteca - with American Bible Society

Friday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Join American Bible Society President and CEO Roy Peterson and his wife, Rita, for a relaxed evening upstairs at Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar. Peterson, along with ABS Managing Director of Mission USA Jason Malec, will lead the conversation on "The Moveable Middle" and how ABS is taking a new approach on what they see as the Bible's biggest opportunity.

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An Evening at Aviara with Isik Abla

Friday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

This dinner is full. Please select another available Friday Dinner. Thank you!

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An Evening among friends at the home of Keith and Courtney Lindner

Friday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

This dinner is full. Please select another available Friday Dinner. Thank you!

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A Night Out with the San Diego Padres

Friday, 5:30 - Game Over

Enjoy prime seating on the Pacifico Porch (right next to the Fox Sports live broadcast!) - not to mention Petco Park's famous foods that are not your typical peanuts and popcorn! Potstickers, rotisserie chicken, hamburgers, friar frank hot dogs, veggie dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jacks, soft drinks, water, domestic draft beer and Craft draft beer! Home run! (This evening will run later according to the game ending time.)

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An Evening at Solterra Winery with Pine Cove Christian Camps

Friday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

The laid-back vibe of Solterra Winery & Kitchen in Encinitas is the perfect spot for Pine Cove Christian Camps (our GenNext partners!) to welcome you for dinner - and even a little bocce ball in the back courtyard. Join Gathering participants Chris and Teri Bledsoe, as well as Pine Cove CEO Reid Livesay, for a great night out among friends. (This event is for adult participants. Our GenNext participants will have their own special evening!)

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An Evening at Stone Brewing with Preemptive Love Coalition

Friday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

This dinner is full. Please select another available Friday Dinner. Thank you!

An Evening at Il Fornaio with World Impact

Friday, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

World Impact invites you to an evening on the gorgeous piazza at Il Fornaio in Del Mar - with outstanding Italian food and ocean views to match. Please join Gathering participants Carl and Robin LaBarbera - as well as award-winning comedian Michael Jr. - for a delightful night of laughter and learning among friends.

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