Schedule

Here is the basic outline for our time together in Dallas. We will be releasing more details soon!
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.

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

More details coming soon!

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

More details coming soon!

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

More details and sign-ups coming soon!

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.

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

More details coming soon!

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.

7:45 - 9:15 PM Grand Ballroom

Movie Night

More details coming soon!

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, and a cherished time of Communion.

10:00 AM Grand Ballroom

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