BlogCategory: Spotlight Stories

Mozambique Update

In the midst of the coronavirus, our brothers and sisters in Mozambique are in need of clean water more than ever. We were recently able to send funding for 12 new wells to Mozambique because of your generosity. Similar to how we have been prevented from worshiping together in our... Read More

Posted on: May 26, 2020

The Steinke’s Story

What would happen if you stretched yourself in the area of generosity? It might feel like a challenge at first, but as Marvin and Karen show, God shows up when we are willing to give to meet the needs of others. Give Now

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Lee Ann’s Story

It’s hard to believe that we have been worshiping exclusively online for over two months now. While many of us started with hesitations, we are now seeing how it can be a powerful tool for connecting with people who might not have worshiped with us before. For Lee Ann, it... Read More

Posted on: May 11, 2020

CoreGroups – Katie & Steph’s Story

CoreGroups have always been a vital part of how we grow in our faith and stay connected as a church. In this new season we are presented with new ways to be the church so that people who live far away can be involved in what God is doing at... Read More

Posted on: April 28, 2020

Steve & Amy Hamilton’s Story

Steve and Amy Hamilton have been a part of The Gathering for over 2 years. In that time, they have found connection through serving in Gathering Kids, participating in CoreGroups, and practicing generosity. Their story is a great reminder that we are all in this together. We need each other... Read More

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Tim Biggs’ Easter Story

Easter can change your life. For Tim, a simple invitation transformed his life in ways he never expected. Easter is a celebration of hope, but the first Easter didn’t start out hopeful. Instead, Easter started in a time of isolation, loneliness and disappointment. Easter crashed into a world that seemed... Read More

Posted on: April 1, 2020

EasterSTL

  The first Easter began, “while it was still dark.” Easter eventually led to celebration, but it began wile people were mourning. It started in a time of isolation, loneliness and disappointment. Easter crashed into a world that seemed dark, and pointed to a new day that was just beginning... Read More

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Thurman’s Story

Generosity is one of our five practices, but sometimes it can be difficult to get started with giving. We may feel like our budget is already stretched, that we can’t give enough to make a difference, or that we simply don’t know where to begin. For Thurman, generosity was something... Read More

Posted on: February 26, 2020

Gathering Student’s Mozambique Story

For teenagers in our Gathering Student ministry raising money for clean water in Mozambique was just the beginning. Last spring a group of those students traveled to Mozambique to attend the dedication of the well they helped fund. Seeing their generosity in action was a life changing experience.  In just... Read More

Posted on: February 5, 2020

Sauter’s Story

Giving to the church wasn’t a new practice for the Sauter family. They had been committed to generosity since before our Greater Things initiative. Instead, giving took on a new meaning when 15 year old Makenna found a creative way to give. Maybe you’ve seen the $5 challenge or other... Read More

Posted on: January 27, 2020

Home & Away – Week 7

No matter how much you are able to give, God can use those gifts to make a major impact. This year we are inviting you to practice generosity both at home and away. We encourage you to start giving right here at The Gathering to support the work our church is... Read More

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Home & Away – Week 6

No matter how much you are able to give, God can use those gifts to make a major impact. This year we are inviting you to practice generosity both at home and away. We encourage you to start giving right here at The Gathering to support the work our church is... Read More

Posted on: January 6, 2020

Home & Away – Week 5

No matter how much you are able to give, God can use those gifts to make a major impact. This year we are inviting you to practice generosity both at home and away. We encourage you to start giving right here at The Gathering to support the work our church is... Read More

Posted on: December 15, 2019

Home & Away – Week 4

It is never too early to begin the practice of generosity. The Gathering Students were moved to raise resources to build a well in Mozambique and then they got the opportunity to travel to Mozambique for the dedication of the well. Their generosity not only impacted the lives of the... Read More

Posted on: December 14, 2019

Home & Away – Week 3

No matter how much you are able to give, God can use those gifts to make a major impact. This year we are inviting you to practice generosity both at home and away. We encourage you to start giving right here at The Gathering to support the work our church is... Read More

Posted on: December 8, 2019

Home & Away – Week 2

Giving is a great way to participate in all of the cool things that are happening at the church. For Adam and Amy Olsen, giving has been their way of supporting all of the church’s ministries. Their family started giving trusting that God would multiply their gifts. No matter how much... Read More

Posted on: November 26, 2019