2020
September
23
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25
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Virtual

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we met virtually in 2020, but that didn't prevent learning and growing in the context of relationships -even through a screen!

Daily Schedule

Daily schedules are tentative and may change leading up to the conference.

23
Wednesday
September
24
Thursday
September
25
Friday
September
25
Friday
September
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Snapshots from the Conference

Resilience: How to Lead in Your Home, Work, and Ministry

How to Raise Young Men

What in the World is Happening...and Why?

The Church in the Pandemic

Building Reconciling Communities in Your City

Exploration on Race and Wholeness in the Beloved Community

Impact Measurement: Workshop

Collective Impact: Case Studies in Global Discipleship & Bible Translation

Speakers

Drew & Ellie Holcomb

Drew & Ellie Holcomb

Drew & Ellie Holcomb

Singer/Songwriters

Drew & Ellie Holcomb

Drew & Ellie Holcomb

Drew & Ellie Holcomb

Singer/Songwriters

John Townsend

John Townsend

John Townsend

Owner, John Townsend, Ph.D. Consulting, LLC

John Townsend

John Townsend

John Townsend

Owner, John Townsend, Ph.D. Consulting, LLC

Rich Villodas

Rich Villodas

Rich Villodas

Lead Pastor, New Life Fellowship

Rich Villodas

Rich Villodas

Rich Villodas

Lead Pastor, New Life Fellowship

Jon Tyson

Jon Tyson

Jon Tyson

Pastor, Church of the City New York

Jon Tyson

Jon Tyson

Jon Tyson

Pastor, Church of the City New York

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson

Singer/Songwriter

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson

Singer/Songwriter

David Bailey

David Bailey

David Bailey

Founder/Executive Director, Arrabon

David Bailey

David Bailey

David Bailey

Founder/Executive Director, Arrabon

David Eaton

David Eaton

David Eaton

President and Co-Founder, Axis

David Eaton

David Eaton

David Eaton

President and Co-Founder, Axis

Esther Wang

Esther Wang

Esther Wang

Founding Partner, IDinsight

Esther Wang

Esther Wang

Esther Wang

Founding Partner, IDinsight

Paul Wang

Paul Wang

Paul Wang

Founding Partner, IDinsight

Paul Wang

Paul Wang

Paul Wang

Founding Partner, IDinsight

Greg Holder

Greg Holder

Greg Holder

Lead Pastor, The Crossing

Greg Holder

Greg Holder

Greg Holder

Lead Pastor, The Crossing

Jon Fortt

Jon Fortt

Jon Fortt

Anchor, CNBC

Jon Fortt

Jon Fortt

Jon Fortt

Anchor, CNBC

Josh Good

Josh Good

Josh Good

Director, Faith Angle Forum

Josh Good

Josh Good

Josh Good

Director, Faith Angle Forum

Steven & Marybeth Chapman

Steven & Marybeth Chapman

Steven & Marybeth Chapman

Artist, The Stable Collective

Steven & Marybeth Chapman

Steven & Marybeth Chapman

Steven & Marybeth Chapman

Artist, The Stable Collective

Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis

Director, Edmiston Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity

Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis

Director, Edmiston Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity

Lisa Trevino Cummins

Lisa Trevino Cummins

Lisa Trevino Cummins

President, Urban Strategies

Lisa Trevino Cummins

Lisa Trevino Cummins

Lisa Trevino Cummins

President, Urban Strategies

Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

President, Oasis International

Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

President, Oasis International

Ramesh Ponnuru

Ramesh Ponnuru

Ramesh Ponnuru

Senior Editor, National Review

Ramesh Ponnuru

Ramesh Ponnuru

Ramesh Ponnuru

Senior Editor, National Review

Rose & Bulus Galadima

Rose & Bulus Galadima

Rose & Bulus Galadima

Former Dean of Intercultural Studies, Biola University (Bulus)

Educator (Rose)

Rose & Bulus Galadima

Rose & Bulus Galadima

Rose & Bulus Galadima

Former Dean of Intercultural Studies, Biola University (Bulus)

Educator (Rose)

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Religion Reporter, Washington Post

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Sarah Pulliam Bailey

Religion Reporter, Washington Post

Shadi Hamid

Shadi Hamid

Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World

Shadi Hamid

Shadi Hamid

Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World

Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple

President & CEO, Christianity Today

Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple

President & CEO, Christianity Today

Walter Kim

Walter Kim

Walter Kim

President, National Association of Evangelicals

Walter Kim

Walter Kim

Walter Kim

President, National Association of Evangelicals

Urban Doxology

Urban Doxology

Urban Doxology

Ministry

Urban Doxology

Urban Doxology

Urban Doxology

Ministry

Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby

Founder & President, The Witness, A Black Christian Collective

Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby

Founder & President, The Witness, A Black Christian Collective

Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney

Executive Director, AND Campaign, Inc.

Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney

Executive Director, AND Campaign, Inc.

Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Executive Director, Voices Underground/Square Roots Collective

Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Greg Thompson

Executive Director, Voices Underground/Square Roots Collective

Rosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard

Professor, MIT Media Lab and Empatica

Rosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard

Rosalind Picard

Professor, MIT Media Lab and Empatica

Gary Haugen

Gary Haugen

Gary Haugen

CEO, International Justice Mission

Gary Haugen

Gary Haugen

Gary Haugen

CEO, International Justice Mission

Donna Harris

Donna Harris

Donna Harris

CEO, Builders + Backers

Donna Harris

Donna Harris

Donna Harris

CEO, Builders + Backers

Levina Mulandi

Levina Mulandi

Levina Mulandi

Director, OVAA International Limited

Levina Mulandi

Levina Mulandi

Levina Mulandi

Director, OVAA International Limited

Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

CEO & Co-Founder, Praxis

Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard

CEO & Co-Founder, Praxis

Michael Wear

Michael Wear

Michael Wear

Chief Strategist, The AND Campaign

Michael Wear

Michael Wear

Michael Wear

Chief Strategist, The AND Campaign

Peter Greer

Peter Greer

Peter Greer

President & CEO, HOPE International

Peter Greer

Peter Greer

Peter Greer

President & CEO, HOPE International

Rich McClure

Rich McClure

Rich McClure

Lead Director, World Wide Technology

Rich McClure

Rich McClure

Rich McClure

Lead Director, World Wide Technology

Darren Whitehead

Darren Whitehead

Darren Whitehead

Senior Pastor, Church of the City (Nashville)

Darren Whitehead

Darren Whitehead

Darren Whitehead

Senior Pastor, Church of the City (Nashville)

Dan Haseltine

Dan Haseltine

Dan Haseltine

Founder/Sr. Development Officer, Jars of Clay & Blood:Water

Dan Haseltine

Dan Haseltine

Dan Haseltine

Founder/Sr. Development Officer, Jars of Clay & Blood:Water

Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura

Artist-in-Residence

Artist, Fujimura Contemporary LLC

Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura

Makoto Fujimura

Artist-in-Residence

Artist, Fujimura Contemporary LLC

Virtual

We look forward to hosting our annual conference on the beautiful property of the

We hosted our annual conference on the beautiful property of the

Omni Nashville Hotel

Located in Downtown Nashville

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Registration Fees

Registration fees cover all programming for The Gathering conference. All meals are included. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel to the Virtual.

Register now
$2,500

per adult

$1,000

per GenNext student (ages 3 to 18)

  • Qualifications to Attend

    Our community of givers is composed of individuals and families who make charitable grants and contributions of more than $200,000 a year to Christian causes, or hold a reasonable expectation of reaching that level in the future. The number is a proxy for an emerging set of questions and opportunities for givers in this territory. And we hold this criteria so everyone arrives with a shared understanding and on the same footing. How to make a lasting, fruitful impact with the range, depth, and complexity of tools and resources at your disposal? How to navigate and mitigate the inevitable pitfalls? Where to find a community of peers who understand your joys and your struggles? How to thrive in singlehood or shepherd a family blessed with financial wealth? We foster friendships among givers in pursuit of Biblical wisdom and love of neighbor.

  • New Friends

    We hope you enjoy this community and conference so much that you can’t help telling your friends to come, too. We welcome your gift of friendship, and would be delighted to speak with anyone you recommend to us. We would reach out to hear their story and see how our community might serve them. You can share a name and the best way to reach them in the registration form, or contact Josh directly.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We will refund 100% of registration fees from now through July 31, net of transaction costs outside our control. Starting August 1, we will not be refunding fees because of the expenses we incur to produce the event. However, we can provide you a letter acknowledging the amount as a donation. We make exceptions for medical emergencies. Thank you for helping us plan prudently.

Ages 3-18

GenNext

FAQs

Can I bring a friend to a single session or meal at the conference?

Anyone who attends the conference, even for a shorter amount of time, must be registered for the event. The event is invite-only and open to philanthropists who meet our giving criteria.

Can I raise money for my favorite ministries doing the best work in the Kingdom by buttonholing my peers at The Gathering?

No. The Gathering is a community of friends -- a place to learn, share, and grow without being accosted for funding. This unique environment is intentionally protected by our shared core value of trust. We encourage the enthusiastic exchange of opposing ideas, the joyful celebration of successful giving and meaningful impact, and the painful conversations about hard lessons learned. However, if you feel cornered by an aggressive sales pitch from anyone at our event, whether a participant or a speaker, don’t hesitate to let us know. Your feedback will be kept confidential.

When will registration for The Gathering 2022 close?

We will close registration on Thursday, September 15, in order to make final preparations for the conference.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

We will refund 100% of registration fees from now through July 31, net of transaction costs outside our control. Starting August 1, we will not be refunding fees because of the expenses we incur to produce the event. However, we can provide you a letter acknowledging the amount as a donation. We make exceptions for medical emergencies. Thank you for helping us plan prudently.

What is the conference attire?

The attire is resort casual. No need for men to pack a tie – although you will see a few ties and blue blazers at dinner in the evenings. The ballroom and classroom temperatures tend to be quite cold at most hotels, so definitely pack a cardigan, shawl, or jacket. We cover three generations (from babies to grandparents) in The Gathering, so whatever you feel comfortable wearing is great with us.

A majority of our programming this year will be inside. However, on Friday night if you registered for the following dinners, they will be outdoors and casual attire.

  • Enjoying an Evening of the Arts, North Wind Manor
  • Setting the Banquet Table, Biscuit Love (Franklin)
  • Following the Way of Jesus in Public Life, The Bridge Building

Do you have any activities for my children and grandchildren?

Yes we do! For over a decade, we have hosted a youth program at The Gathering for children 3 years old through 12th grade, called GenNext. We firmly believe that virtue and philanthropy can be modeled, taught, and celebrated -- even among our youngest participants. It is our greatest hope that your young ones will yearn to return year after year, building friendships that last and learning values that honor your family legacy. We combine the best of rollicking fun and spiritual inquiry, led by a select group of counselors who joyfully serve for the entire weekend. The GenNext schedule perfectly complements the main Gathering schedule, allowing adults to attend their selected sessions while also giving families some free time together.

How far is the conference hotel from the airport?

The drive from Nashville International Airport to the Omni Nashville Hotel is about 20 minutes. There is not a shuttle so please arrange your transportation to the hotel.

Is there a mobile app for the conference?

Yes, we have an app just for our event! The app will be released about one week before the conference and will be your hub for the detailed schedule, participant directory, speaker bios, session descriptions, and more helpful tools for the onsite experience.

As a newcomer, will I feel out of place?

Each year, about one-quarter of our participants are new to The Gathering, which is exciting for the growth of the community. Before the Opening Night dinner, our Board of Directors hosts a “Newcomers Reception” so you can meet our leaders and connect with others. We also love making introductions -- and will happily do so before you arrive for the conference. Whether you’re coming alone or with a large family, we want you to feel at home with friendly faces in the crowd. If you would like to bring a new friend or have us reach out for a conversation, please let us know!

What is covered in the registration fee?

Registration fees cover all programming for The Gathering conference. All meals are included. Attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel to the Omni Nashville Hotel.

Register for The Gathering 2022.

Revisit Past Conferences

It was curiosity that brought us to The Gathering, but it was authentic relationships that kept us coming back.
Vinh Chung

Vinh Chung

Participant
You can multiply your impact by collaborating and learning from a community of givers.
Michele Dudley

Michele Dudley

Participant
A room full of people who do 'have it all' by worldly standards, singing the song that said "its yours, its all yours" and knowing that they meant it brought me to tears. What a privilege to be reminded how vast God's Kingdom is, and that he uses all of us, rich or poor, to fulfill his purposes.
Sarah Currer

Sarah Currer

Participant
Some of the greatest relationships that I have exist within this community.
Bob Caldwell Jr.

Bob Caldwell Jr.

Board Chair, Participant
The Gathering is a concentrated group of high capacity, Kingdom-driven individuals. It enables me to connect with those folks over best practices and ideas and to be there as a friend and build real, authentic relationships.
Nick Bonner

Nick Bonner

Participant
The Gathering is a sacred space for our family, a rare catalyst for friendships, conversations, and perspectives we have not found anywhere else.
Ryan Skoog

Ryan Skoog

Participant
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