Schedule

Here is the basic outline for our time together in Dallas.
Please note: For security and privacy, we will send parents with children enrolled in the GenNext program their detailed schedule in August.

Thursday
9/26

8:00AM - 9:00PM Four Seasons Foyer

Adult and GenNext Check-in

Please stop by The Gathering and GenNext Check-In table to pick up your name badges, ask any questions and meet the staff!

1:00 – 4:00 PM Amphitheater

Stewarding Capital

A briefing about aligning all your capital to His mission 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. Featured speakers: Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation and Chairman of the National Geographic Society Elizabeth Carlock Phillips, Executive Director of the Phillips Foundation and Co-Founder of Gems by the Foot

5:00 – 6:00 PM Terrace

New Participant Welcome with The Gathering Board of Directors

All first-year participants will join The Gathering Board for an informal social hour before heading together to dinner. This is a great chance to meet new folks before the evening begins.

6:30 – 8:30 PM Grand Ballroom

Dinner and Main Stage Session 1

Dinner followed by worship with the Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, and a conversation with keynote speaker Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation and Chairman of the National Geographic Society.

8:30 - 9:30 PM Four Seasons Foyer

Dessert Reception

Friday
9/27

7:00-7:30 AM Sabine River

Morning Prayer Time

Join a tradition of beginning the day with a quiet, informal morning prayer time led by Gathering participant Derrick Warfel.

7:00 - 8:20 AM Terrace

Come-and-Go Breakfast

Casual breakfast outside (weather pending). Come and go as you please. Kids participating in GenNext will need to eat here before starting their day.

8:30-10:00 AM Grand Ballroom

Main Stage Session 2

Worship with Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips and Bible teaching with Alister McGrath, Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University; "The Joy of Faith."

10:00-10:30 AM Four Seasons Foyer

Coffee Break

Grab a cup of coffee and start a conversation in the hallways before morning breakouts begin.

10:30-12:00 PM

Breakouts: Part 1

1. City Missions: Lessons in Complexity from Leaders in Collective Impact
2. Global Health: News from the Frontier
3.What in the World is Happening - and Why?

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12:15-1:30 PM Grand Ballroom

Luncheon and Main Stage Session 3

Lunch followed by a discussion with our keynote speaker, Shannon Sedgwick Davis, CEO of the Bridgeway Foundation, and Michael Gerson, columnist for The Washington Post.

1:30-2:00 PM Four Seasons Foyer

Coffee Break

Time to grab another cup of coffee to get ready for afternoon breakouts.

2:00-3:00 PM

Breakouts: Part 2

1. How to Live Forever: The Secret of Intergenerational Friendships
2. Workshop: John Townsend on People Fuel
3. Contrarian Investments: Spotting Entrepreneurial Talent in Unusual Places

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3:00-5:30 PM

Free Time

Enjoy time with family and friends. Or retreat to solitude after an energetic day.

5:40-9:30 PM All offsite

Friday Night Dinners

Details and sign-ups on the event options page.

Saturday
9/28

7:00-7:30 AM Sabine River

Morning Prayer Time

Join a tradition of beginning the day with a quiet, informal morning prayer time led by Gathering participant Derrick Warfel.

7:00 - 8:20 AM Terrace

Come-and-Go Breakfast

Casual breakfast outside (weather pending). Come and go as you please. Kids participating in GenNext will need to eat here before starting their day.

8:30 - 10:00 AM Grand Ballroom

Main Stage Session 4

Worship with Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, a special message about The Gathering from our new president Josh Kwan, and Bible teaching with Alister McGrath: "The Privilege of Faith."

10:00 - 10:30 AM Four Seasons Foyer

Coffee Break

Grab a cup of coffee and start a conversation in the hallways before morning breakouts begin.

10:30 - 12:00 PM

Breakouts: Part 3

1. The Wounds of Race: Can Our Faith Offer a Salve?
2. What Divides Us
3. Science and Faith

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12:00 - 6:00 PM Lantana

Saturday Afternoon Options

Option 1: Praxis Nonprofit Showcase and Luncheon (12:00-4:30 PM)

Option 2: Free Time (lunch on your own)

5:00 - 6:00 PM Four Seasons Foyer

Book Signing

Mingle and dialogue with Gathering participants and speakers who have recently published new books. Snag a photo or an autograph. Come early before the free books are all gone.

6:00 - 7:30 PM Grand Ballroom

Dinner and Main Stage Session 5

Dinner followed by a conversation with keynote speaker Francis Collins, Former Director of The Human Genome Project; Imago Dei and the Promise and Peril of Biomedical Research.

7:45 - 9:30 PM Grand Ballroom

Movie Night

We are watching the movie Emanuel, a 75-minute documentary about the shooting deaths of nine Africa American churchgoers during a Bible study by a white supremacist. In the aftermath of losing their loved ones, some of the victims’ family members demonstrated an extraordinary act of forgiveness. No violent acts are shown on screen, although disturbing images appear briefly (lynching with KKK members).


Following the film, we plan to hold a conversation about the issues raised in the documentary, and this may be a good way for your family to process the experience. The film is rated PG, and you can read a review of the film’s content by clicking here.

Sunday
9/29

7:00 - 8:20 AM Terrace

Come-and-Go Breakfast

Casual breakfast outside (weather pending). Come and go as you please. Kids participating in GenNext will need to eat here before starting their day.

8:15 - 8:45 AM Grand Ballroom

GenNext Closing Celebration

GenNext families (everyone is welcome, including participants who don’t have children in the program!) will enjoy a Closing Celebration with returning guest speaker Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of the beloved The Jesus Storybook Bible. GenNext counselors will share a special message about GenNext students; you don’t want to miss this time.

8:45 -10:00 AM Grand Ballroom

Main Stage Session 6

We will wrap up our time together with worship led by Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, Bible teaching from Alister McGrath: "The Gratitude of Faith", and a cherished time of Communion.

10:00 AM Grand Ballroom

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