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A TRANSFORMATIONAL FAMILY MINISTRY EVENT

Sponsored by David C Cook, The Gathering is a unique, three-day event designed to connect you with God, empower you for the daily work of family ministry, and bring you into a like-minded community for ongoing encouragement.

Our two locations will feature dynamic keynote speakers, spiritually formative experiences, and compelling breakouts on family ministry, children’s ministry, student ministry, leadership, marriage, parenting and more.

Save the date—seats fill up fast!

WHO SHOULD COME?

Pastor, directors, volunteers involved in:

  • Family Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Youth/Student Ministry
  • Executive Leadership

Basically anyone impassioned about making God known to the next generation.

ORANGE COUNTY

CALIFORNIA

MAY 4–6, 2016

ROCKHARBOR Church
345 Fischer Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

REGISTER NOW

CHICAGO

ILLINOIS

May 18–20, 2016

Christ Community Church
37W100 Bolcum Rd.
St. Charles, IL 60175

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Dr. Michelle Anthony

Tru Curriculum Architect Author/Speaker

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Steve Carter

Teaching Pastor Willow Creek Church (Chicago only)

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Eugene Cho

Lead Pastor of Quest Church Author/Speaker

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Levi Lusko

Pastor of Fresh Life Church, Author/Speaker (Orange County only)

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Megan Fate Marshman

Student Ministries TruIdentity

Worship Leaders

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Brian Wurzell

ORANGE COUNTY

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Jeff Fernandez

Orange County

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Jon Egan

CHICAGO

BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

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Larry Acosta

Urban Youth Workers Institute

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Jeff Bachman

Student Ministries

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Jim Burns

HomeWord & Family Ministry

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Aaron Cole

Children’s Ministry

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Michael Covington

Disciplr

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Dana Dill

Student Ministry & Parent Resources

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Alex Douglas

Children’s & Family Ministry

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Mark Entzminger

TruFire/Children’s Ministry

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Eric Ferris

Teaching Pastor & Student Ministries

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Matt Guevara

International Network of Children’s Ministry

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Dawn Heckert

Children’s & Family Ministry

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Charley Hellmuth

Student & Family Ministries

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Alycia Horn

Discipleship Strategist for Children’s Ministries

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Craig Jutila

Author & Speaker / Family Ministry

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Jill Lewolt

Children's & Family Ministry

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Melissa MacDonald

Author & Speaker / Children’s Ministry

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Jeff McCullough

Music & Family Ministry

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Angelina Pavone

Children's Ministry

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Bryan Pogue

Family Ministry

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Kwan Porter

Family Ministry

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Jill Roberts

Children's Ministry

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David Robles

Children’s & Family Ministry

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Patty Santos

Children’s & Family Ministry

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Caleb Smagacz

Children’s Ministry

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Pete Sutton

Student Ministry

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Brodie Swanson

Executive Pastor & Leadership

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Gary Webb

Leadership & Family Ministry

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Courtney Wilson

Children’s Ministry & Author

Breakouts vary by location. View the schedule for complete details.

SCHEDULE

Registration

Come check in and say hi!!

1hr 30min

Eugene Cho

The Gathering Session #1: God is Good

2hrs

Eugene Cho

Dinner (offsite)

2hrs

Prayer Experience: The Beatitudes

1hr

Dr. Michelle Anthony

The Gathering Session #2: God is Glorified

1hr 45mins

Dr. Michelle Anthony

Time for a break, because coffee.

15mins

Breakout #1

ORANGE COUNTY
  • The Art of Balancing Ministry, Marriage and Family (Dr. Jim Burns)
  • The Heart of a Teacher (Mark Entzminger)
  • 7 Choices That Will Change Your Leadership Life (Craig Jutila)
  • Do Your Parents Know the Truth? (Bryan Pogue)
  • Spirit-led Ministry in the Midst of Programs (Kwan Porter)
CHICAGO
  • Tru inStudent Ministries (Jeff Bachman/Bryan Pogue)
  • The Art of Balancing Ministry, Marriage and Family (Dr. Jim Burns)
  • Ministry in the Face of Change (Caleb Smagacz)
  • Equipping and Empowering Volunteer Teams (Pete Sutton)
  • What Senior Leaders Want from their Staff (Gary Webb)

45mins

Lunch (offsite)

Go to lunch with your team or with new friends, check in with everyone and process everything you’ve experienced so far.

1hr 45mins

Breakout #2

ORANGE COUNTY
  • Being Courageous (Alex Douglas)
  • 5 Years of TRU: Now What?(Dawn Heckert)
  • Creating a Spiritual Parenting Culture in Your Church (Tommy Larson)
  • 7 Family Ministry Essentials (Megan Marshman)
  • Disciple Shaping Strategies for Nursery & Early Childhood Ministry (Angelina Pavone)
CHICAGO
  • The Heart of a Teacher (Mark Entzminger)
  • Discipleship First (Matt Guevara)
  • Partnerships that Multiply Eternal Impact (Charlie Hellmuth)
  • 7 Family Ministry Essentials (Megan Marshman)
  • Spiritual Parenting (Courtney Wilson)

45mins

Break: Shake off those afternoon sleepies.

15mins

Breakout #3

ORANGE COUNTY
  • Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family (Dr. Michelle Anthony)
  • Getting the Most From Disciplr (Michael Covington)
  • Spirit-led, Family-empowered and Gospel-centered Youth Ministry (Dana Dill)
  • Who Am I? Helping Our Students and Children Find Their Identity in Christ (Patty Santos)
  • Where Family Ministry and Worship Intersect (Brian Wurzell)
CHICAGO
  • Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family (Dr. Michelle Anthony)
  • Leadership Structure for your Kidmin (Aaron Cole)
  • Where Family Ministry and Worship Intersect (Jon Egan)
  • Blessing Your Volunteers—Unleashing the Power of Clarity (Eric Ferris)
  • Executive Leadership's Role in the Spiritual Formation of the Next Generation (Brodie Swanson)

45mins

Break! Break! Break! Be brave and ask your new friends for their numbers.

30mins

Levi Lusko (Orange County) | Steve Carter (Chicago)

The Gathering Session #3: God is God

1hr 15mins

Levi Lusko (Orange County) | Steve Carter (Chicago)

Dinner (off-site) and night on the town!

45mins

Megan Fate Marshman

The Gathering Session #4: God Is ___________

1hr 15min

Megan Fate Marshman

Coffee Break! (Maybe don’t overdo it on the coffee, though.)

15min

Breakout #4

ORANGE COUNTY
  • Recapturing the Lost Art of Discipleship (Larry Acosta)
  • The Power of Texts, Tech and Social Media (Jeff Bachman)
  • Spiritual Parenting Through the Eyes of a Child (Alycia Horn)
  • "Why should I?" Turn Their Why? Into WHY! (Jeff McCullough)
  • Am I a Shepherd or Just a Project Manager? (David Robles)
CHICAGO
  • Clarity, Unity, Joy: The Secret to Leading (Steve Carter)
  • Getting the Most from Disciplr (Michael Covington)
  • Spiritual Parenting Through the Eyes of a Child (Alycia Horn)
  • Kids Experience the Same God You Do (Melissa McDonald)
  • Disciple Shaping Strategies for Nursery & Early Childhood Ministry (Jill Roberts)

45min

Final break: It’s almost over (sniff, sniff).

Last chance to snag a radical discount on David C Cook resources.

15min

Closing Session: Storytelling, worship response, blessing.

1hr

Lunch (offsite)

1hr 30mins

BONUS Session: Curriculum Live!

See David C Cook learning resources in action

60mins

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