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What’s The Deal With Baptism? // M-Note 7.19.19

Dear Gathering, As the story was told to me, I was baptized in my grandmother’s house by a catholic priest when I was less than a year old. A staunch Roman Catholic, my grandmother, and by extension my father, wanted me to be baptized as soon as possible. The popular... Read More

Posted on: July 26, 2019

The Impact of Small Groups // M-Note 7.12.2019

Dear Gathering, For as long as I can remember, I have been part of a small group. The group has changed over the years, but small groups have always been a critical part of my growth as a follower of Jesus. As a teenager, I was in the youth group... Read More

Posted on: July 15, 2019

CoreGroup Hosts – Katy & Steve

CoreGroups are small groups of people that meet weekly in homes throughout the city. In CoreGroup, you’ll find people who will support and encourage you, pray for you and help you know Jesus better. We know that when we Circle Up with other people to learn and talk about faith,... Read More

Posted on: July 15, 2019

CoreGroup Host – Tim

CoreGroups are small groups of people that meet weekly in homes throughout the city. In CoreGroup, you’ll find people who will support and encourage you, pray for you and help you know Jesus better. We know that when we Circle Up with other people to learn and talk about faith,... Read More

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Mind The Gap // M-Note 6.6.2019

Gathering, Yesterday, I celebrated the 4th of July with my family in what has now become a tradition. We went to our community parade, hung out poolside with some friends, and then our kids went off to watch fireworks. In the lead up to the 4th of July, I heard... Read More

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Baptism Sunday

Baptism is a way to mark commitment to following Jesus or a new season of faith. We are going to mark the end of our Accidental Influencers series on August 11 with a Baptism celebration including some immersion baptisms. If you are interested in being baptized for the first time... Read More

Posted on: July 3, 2019

CoreGroup Hosts – Jarrod & Sophie

CoreGroups are small groups of people that meet weekly in homes throughout the city. In CoreGroup, you’ll find people who will support and encourage you, pray for you and help you know Jesus better. We know that when we Circle Up with other people to learn and talk about faith,... Read More

Posted on: July 1, 2019

Prepping for Storms // M-Note 6.29.2019

Dear Gathering, Friday afternoon I was with my family at a nearby lake. It was a pleasant, if not hot, afternoon and then suddenly, the skies opened up. We barely had time to get back to our car before the storm was raging around us with high winds and massive... Read More

Posted on: July 1, 2019

Disrupting Our Routines // M-Note 6.21.2019

Dear Gathering, I have been away from preaching for one month. Some of you noticed! It is actually the longest I have ever gone without preaching since I started The Gathering nearly 13 years ago. I return on Monday. My time away has been a mixture of work (Mozambique mission... Read More

Posted on: July 1, 2019

A Special Trip To Mozambique // M-Note 6.7.2019

Dear Gathering, Yesterday I returned home from a nearly two-week trip to Mozambique. I traveled with a group of students and adults from The Gathering as we visited villages in which we have recently completed safe water wells. I’ve been to Mozambique many times, but this trip was special. Let... Read More

Posted on: June 7, 2019