BlogCategory: Spotlight Stories

You’re Invited To The Gathering Metro East Preview Service!

Hello Everyone, I know I’ve had the chance to meet many of you, but for the folks I haven’t met yet, my name Is Todd Roach, and I’m site pastor at The Gathering’s Metro East Site! As you read this though, you may be saying to yourself – The Gathering has a Metro... Read More

Posted on: January 8, 2019

Andrew & Allie’s Story

For Allie and Andrew, a trip to Mozambique led to a life-changing gift and a new approach to Christmas.  As a church, we are preparing to give away our Christmas Eve offering for safe water in Mozambique in a few weeks, and we invite you to be a part of... Read More

Posted on: December 3, 2018

Amy & Steve’s Story

For so many of us, Christmas is a time of more. More food, more parties, more gifts, more everything. Especially for families, this season comes with added pressure to make every moment special. One family in our congregation has found a new way to make Christmas special by keeping less... Read More

Posted on: November 27, 2018

Kate and Landan’s Story

Money is a means to be able to participate in God’s kingdom in the world, but getting a handle on your finances isn’t always easy. This weekend we shared Kate and Landan’s story of how Financial Peace University helped them live into the idea of Less Is More. We have... Read More

Posted on: November 5, 2018

Mark’s Story

“When I started with Gathering Students I felt really unsure. Excited, but also intimidated in a way because I have no experience with high school kids.” Mark’s story started like many stories, with a small yes. Over time he moved from feeling unsure about leading a Student CoreGroup to seeing... Read More

Posted on: October 22, 2018

Become a Literacy Project Mentor!

The start of another school year means the start of another Literacy Project year! This year we are expanding to a third school and increasing the number of students we will mentor. If you want to be a part of work that really is making a difference in the lives... Read More

Posted on: August 7, 2018

Garrett & Jenny’s Story

“Not just monetarily, but giving time and energy has gone to increase my relationship with God, and with the people around me that are on the same journey.” Garrett and Jenny have been attending The Gathering for about six years and are active members of our Webster Site. They began... Read More

Posted on: July 9, 2018

Lany & Steffani’s Story

“We have a congregation that isn’t sitting in the stands, on the sideline, they’re in the game. People are energized and actively engaged in the betterment of the church.”  This weekend Lany and Steffani Lautenschlager shared some of the things they have learned living a generous life. We are so... Read More

Posted on: June 5, 2018

Jill’s Holy Shift

“It was when I stopped trying to fix it when I stopped trying to direct how things would move forward for myself, that I actually started getting clues and tidbits about the direction that was going to be the most fulfilling for me.” Jill lived life with a plan, but eventually,... Read More

Posted on: April 25, 2018

Justin & Amy’s Holy Shift

“We know, we don’t know what it is yet, but there’s something on the other side of this.” Justin and Amy were going through life just trying to survive the craziness of life with five kids. Then the unimaginable happened. After experiencing tragedy they faced lots of shifts for their... Read More

Posted on: April 18, 2018

Amy and Michelle’s Holy Shift

“You just never know what God’s going to put in front of you.” Becoming parents was never part of the plan for Amy and Michelle. Then, one day they found themselves raising their infant niece. The journey through the adoption process tested their faith, and completely changed their plans. What... Read More

Posted on: April 11, 2018

Impacting The Children of St. Louis

This Easter we continue our tradition of giving away 100% of our offering to fund the ministry of The Literacy Project. Since October, nearly 100 reading mentors from across The Gathering have been working with students at our two partner schools. We have seen students grow in their literacy skills,... Read More

Posted on: March 31, 2018

Laura’s Story

“Because of this church, we have a place where LGBTQ allies and members can go to support and encourage each other.” Laura’s story is just one of the many amazing “Because of this church…” stories over the past three weeks. Thank you for sharing how God has used The Gathering... Read More

Posted on: March 23, 2018

Zach’s Story

“In a short two-year span, I went from someone that basically ignored God for 19 years to someone that was consistently contributing to a community.” Zach’s story is a great example of how God can use us to impact others even when we don’t feel qualified. Stories like Zach’s are... Read More

Posted on: March 23, 2018

Era’s Story

“If it wasn’t for The Gathering I feel like I would still be searching.” Era’s story is just one example of how God is using the church to change people’s lives. Stories like this are the motivation behind every part of Greater Things. Greater Things is about imagining a future... Read More

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Mission to provide clean water throughout Mozambique

The Gathering has a strong partnership with the people of Mozambique. Since 2009, we have helped build 43 safe water wells throughout the country. Today, we continue to seek ways to walk alongside one another as sisters and brothers in Christ. In Mozambique, what began as a $15,000 offering from... Read More

Posted on: February 13, 2018