Daily Schedule

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

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Snapshots from the Conference

Unaccompanied Migrant Children: Addressing the crisis through philanthropy

Nonprofit Boards: How to serve effectively

Alleluia for Algorithms: How might Christians embrace and shape a technology-fueled future?

Trust-Based Philanthropy: Giving more effectively through humility and transparency

The Unreached: Locally-led evangelism & discipleship movements

Global Religious Freedom: Hope and concern

Education Simulation: An Interactive African School Experience

How to fight fear and loathing in America?

Adoptee Perspectives: Adoption and the church

Briefing: Afghan refugee evacuation & resettlement

The Third Third of Life: Preparing for a fulfilling retirement

How to build undivided and reconciling communities?

How to raise a digital native?

Sexual Abuse: How leaders prevent abuse, love survivors, and act with integrity

Speakers

Dallas Jenkins

Dallas Jenkins

Dallas Jenkins

Creator, The Chosen

Dallas Jenkins

Dallas Jenkins

Dallas Jenkins

Creator, The Chosen

Jonathan Collins

Jonathan Collins

Jonathan Collins

Co-Founder, The BibleProject

Jonathan Collins

Jonathan Collins

Jonathan Collins

Co-Founder, The BibleProject

Jillian Edwards

Jillian Edwards

Jillian Edwards

Musician-in-Residence

Artist, The Stable Collective

Jillian Edwards

Jillian Edwards

Jillian Edwards

Musician-in-Residence

Artist, The Stable Collective

Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison

Founder and CEO, charity: water

Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison

Scott Harrison

Founder and CEO, charity: water

Rachael Denhollander

Rachael Denhollander

Rachael Denhollander

President, RJ Denhollander LLC

Rachael Denhollander

Rachael Denhollander

Rachael Denhollander

President, RJ Denhollander LLC

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

Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton

President, Fuller Theological Seminary

Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton

President, Fuller Theological Seminary

Shannon Bream

Shannon Bream

Shannon Bream

Anchor, Fox News

Shannon Bream

Shannon Bream

Shannon Bream

Anchor, Fox News

Cherie Harder

Cherie Harder

Cherie Harder

President, The Trinity Forum

Cherie Harder

Cherie Harder

Cherie Harder

President, The Trinity Forum

Chuck Mingo

Chuck Mingo

Chuck Mingo

CEO and Founder, Courageous Love

Chuck Mingo

Chuck Mingo

Chuck Mingo

CEO and Founder, Courageous Love

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

Frank Chen

Frank Chen

Frank Chen

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Frank Chen

Frank Chen

Frank Chen

Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Jake Weidmann

Jake Weidmann

Jake Weidmann

Artist and Master Penman, JW Artist and Penman

Jake Weidmann

Jake Weidmann

Jake Weidmann

Artist and Master Penman, JW Artist and Penman

Josh Good

Josh Good

Josh Good

Director, Faith Angle Forum

Josh Good

Josh Good

Josh Good

Director, Faith Angle Forum

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson

President, Women Doing Well

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson

President, Women Doing Well

Kara Powell

Kara Powell

Kara Powell

Chief of Leadership Formation, Fuller Theological Seminary

Kara Powell

Kara Powell

Kara Powell

Chief of Leadership Formation, Fuller Theological Seminary

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

Louise Ko Huang

Louise Ko Huang

Louise Ko Huang

Director, Center for Research in Science, Azusa Pacific University, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Louise Ko Huang

Louise Ko Huang

Louise Ko Huang

Director, Center for Research in Science, Azusa Pacific University, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Senior Strategist, De Pree Center for Leadership, Fuller Seminary

Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Senior Strategist, De Pree Center for Leadership, Fuller Seminary

Rachel Gill

Rachel Gill

Rachel Gill

Director of Outreach, Give Her Wings

Rachel Gill

Rachel Gill

Rachel Gill

Director of Outreach, Give Her Wings

Samantha Kilpatrick

Samantha Kilpatrick

Samantha Kilpatrick

Attorney, Kilpatrick Law Group, PLLC

Samantha Kilpatrick

Samantha Kilpatrick

Samantha Kilpatrick

Attorney, Kilpatrick Law Group, PLLC

Steve Vinton

Steve Vinton

Steve Vinton

Founder/Teacher, Village Schools International

Steve Vinton

Steve Vinton

Steve Vinton

Founder/Teacher, Village Schools International

Tommy Nixon

Tommy Nixon

Tommy Nixon

CEO, Urban Youth Workers Institute

Tommy Nixon

Tommy Nixon

Tommy Nixon

CEO, Urban Youth Workers Institute

Victor Hinojosa

Victor Hinojosa

Victor Hinojosa

Research Fellow, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and Associate Professor of Political Science in the Honors Program

Victor Hinojosa

Victor Hinojosa

Victor Hinojosa

Research Fellow, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty and Associate Professor of Political Science in the Honors Program

Viktoria Harrison

Viktoria Harrison

Viktoria Harrison

Founder and CEO, The Branded Startup

Viktoria Harrison

Viktoria Harrison

Viktoria Harrison

Founder and CEO, The Branded Startup

Anne Snyder

Anne Snyder

Anne Snyder

Editor-in-Chief, Cardus (Comment, Breaking Ground)

Anne Snyder

Anne Snyder

Anne Snyder

Editor-in-Chief, Cardus (Comment, Breaking Ground)

David French

David French

David French

Senior Editor, The Dispatch

David French

David French

David French

Senior Editor, The Dispatch

Mike Su

Mike Su

Mike Su

Director, Yellow, Snap Inc.

Mike Su

Mike Su

Mike Su

Director, Yellow, Snap Inc.

Myal Greene

Myal Greene

Myal Greene

President & CEO, World Relief

Myal Greene

Myal Greene

Myal Greene

President & CEO, World Relief

Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback

President, The Brownback Group

Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback

Sam Brownback

President, The Brownback Group

Amanda Jenkins

Amanda Jenkins

Amanda Jenkins

Lead Creator of Additional Content, The Chosen

Amanda Jenkins

Amanda Jenkins

Amanda Jenkins

Lead Creator of Additional Content, The Chosen

Rancho Bernardo Inn

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 Rancho Bernardo Inn.

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$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

We realized years ago that our annual conference had grown into a three-generation event, and we responded to the needs of our growing families by providing an outrageously fun experience while weaving in stories and activities aimed at stirring a child’s heart for faith and generosity. Our hope is two-fold: for friendships that are forged within GenNext to carry and deepen year after year of participation, and for the virtues and Scriptures that are modeled at GenNext to reinforce the lessons already taught at home.

In past years, students have gone kayaking and snorkeling, taken cooking classes, visited a rodeo and aquarium, and worked in teams to problem-solve their way out of “escape rooms.” They have also prepared and hosted a birthday party for children living in a homeless shelter. We take care to provide age-appropriate activities. Counselors share their personal testimonies and teach from a Bible study. Our older students will attend a few of The Gathering’s main sessions. We also invite some of our speakers to address the youth on various topics as well.

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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