For over 20 years, there has been a special spiritual movement among men in the US. Removed from any denominational setting, The Gathering has been a point of connection for many spiritually flat or disinterested men caught in the pressures of contemporary life.
The connection points are both small and large. They are both local and in the Dominican Republic (through our Mission Emanuel).
The small gatherings include Priority Groups where 2 to 10 men meet weekly to go through The Four Priorities (official Gathering materials), the Bible in 90 Days, or other materials, to study and to speak truth in love to one another while expanding their understanding of the meaning of discipleship. Once The Four Priorities study is completed, the group follows up with other small group studies.
Each of the 12 Gathering cities has some kind of regular weekly lunch study where 50 to 300 men invite their friends for friendly table talk before a presenter brings a compelling message on how the Biblical principles are applied to every day living.
Once or twice a year, each Gathering city sponsors a large outreach breakfast for men to come "investigate the Christian life and see how it can change their life." These events vary in size from 300 to 3000. Our speakers are nationally known communicators like Bobby Bowden, Bob Tebow, Jeff Streucker, Tony Campolo, etc.
On the annual calendar of The Gathering is a week-long men's short term mission trip to Santo Domingo, DR. Mission Emanuel has been the missions division of The Gathering for 15 years. Over 500 people a year travel to the DR to build homes, build schools, build medical centers, build sports venues and build relationships with the people of the small villages of Nazaret and Cielo.
The Gathering is currently ministering in the following cities and plans are in place to be in 50 cities in the next 10 years: in Florida - Orlando, Palm Beach; in Ohio - Columbus, Springfield; in Texas - Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Ft. Bend County; in Louisiana - Baton Rouge; International - South Africa.
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