A key point of focus in the Gathering is developing a culture of invitation, a community where people feel comfortable inviting their friends, family, and coworkers to church.
This Sunday, I’ll be setting out from my beloved Justin building to be a guest speaker at The Gathering for the 9:30 and 11:00 services! The current series at The Gathering, called All Our Kids, focuses on the way that we as Christians are called to love and serve and protect not just the children in our family . . .
The Gathering, a totally different First Church Sunday morning offering, is growing fast week by week. Rev. Lance Marshall is looking for a music leader who will guide the congregation in singing while leading via piano or guitar.
The Gathering, an opportunity that Rev. Lance Marshall describes as “radically relevant, modern Methodism,” is growing fast with record attendance of more than 200 people.
As I mentioned on Sunday, the New Testament regularly employs the metaphor of “the body” to describe the community of people united by their commitment to Christ.
Aah, the sermon, the most “Gathering” thing about The Gathering! There are many different schools of thought regarding preaching, but all agree that messages need to be customized to their context in order to make an impact.