What We Believe


It is our mission to invite people to become deeply committed followers of Christ. The Gathering exists to create a Christian community that is compelling for new generations of people in St. Louis.

  • Prayer & Meditation

    Prayer and meditation are essential. In a world where we are all addicted to being busy, regular prayer can help us break our habit of selfishness — and instead, open up and listen to what God is saying to us.

  • Community Worship

    Worship is one way we express our love for God and give thanks to Him. Through regular worship, God teaches us through His word, draws us closer to one another, and transforms our lives.

  • Service

    Service helps us build relationships with those in our community. Scripture teaches that if we want to experience God, if we want to serve him, if we want to commune with him, then we need to be in relationship with those less fortunate than us.

  • Learning in Community

    Learning enables us to grow in our faith. Studying together opens us to the lives of others — others who are struggling with the same questions and issues — and builds the body of Christ by connecting people.

  • Giving

    Giving opens up our hearts and hands to serve Christ and our community in new ways. Regular giving of our money, our resources and our time helps us to recognize that our love is meant to be a gift to others and not a treasure that we hoard for ourselves.