Join us on October 17th for an incredible day as thousands of pastors and leaders Gather together across the nation! You will hear from leaders in your area and have an opportunity to meet and build relationships with others in ministry. ARC was founded on relationship over 20 years ago and it is still just as important today. Don’t do ministry alone!
Building Your Church’s Prayer Culture
Lee McDerment, Lead Pastor of Global Ministry
In this breakout, Lee will share from experience and Scripture what it looks like to begin to build a prayer culture. You’ll learn practical ways to put prayer at the center of any ministry and why the church’s prayer culture is one thing leaders can’t afford to delegate.
How to Get the Most from a Brainstorm
Ken Wilson, Learning and Development Director
Our teams have great ideas! The only question is whether we’re willing to do the work to mine them out. In this breakout, you’ll learn tried and true techniques to facilitate more focused and productive brainstorming sessions.
How to Be Intentional in Parenting
David Hall, Lead Pastor of Ministries, and Cherie Duffey, KidSpring Director
Intentional parenting is starting with the end in mind. In this breakout, parents will learn to focus their time, discipline, and prayer around God’s vision for their kids and their families.
Best Practices for Pastoral Conversations
Matt Alley, NewSpring Greenwood Campus Pastor
“Can I talk with a pastor?” can be the most intimidating and rewarding words you hear on any given day. Learn to navigate pastoral conversations in a way that honors God, leaves the other person feeling cared for, and maintains healthy boundaries and accountability.
Public Speaking 101
Marshall Covert, Clemson University
Location: VHQ/Multipurpose Room 3
Public speaking is a skill we can all develop, not a gift some people receive. In this breakout, you’ll learn how to get past common public speaking fears and hold your audience’s attention — whether you’re speaking to groups of tens, hundreds, or thousands.
Let’s Talk Leadership
Shane Duffey, Director of NewSpring Network
Location: Learning & Innovation/Multipurpose Room 5
Great strategy, the latest technology, and unlimited resources will not get our churches where we want to go. What will matter in the long run is organizational health. Learn what organizational health looks like in the church and why 360° leadership is so important.
Why Pain and Trauma Are the New Mission Field
Davey Blackburn and Ken Roberts, Nothing Is Wasted Ministries
Location: Connect Room/Multipurpose Room 1
Helping people through trauma, tragedy, and major life transitions is part of the missional call of the church. Learn how to create environments where healing can happen and why this is an essential part of reaching your community.
What is Gather?
Gather is a one day event for pastors, church staff, ministry leaders, and future church planters. You will hear from leaders in your region and have an opportunity to meet and build relationships with others in ministry. We pray that this event helps to strengthen you, the local church, and advance the Kingdom.
Is there a cost to attend Gather?
No! This event is entirely free, and all are welcome, but you must register to attend.
Will all locations have the same speakers and sessions?
While speakers will vary from location to location, each Gather experience will include powerful worship, timely words for the season we are in, and plenty of opportunities to connect with others across ARC.
Will you have lunch on-site?
Yes, lunch will be provided at each Gather location at no cost to you. A big thank you to our host churches and sponsors for providing lunch!
Is childcare provided?
No, childcare is not provided at Gather. Nursing mother’s rooms will be available.
If I cannot make it in person, will there be an online experience?
Gather is best experienced in person! We want you to use this time to connect and build relationships with other leaders in your area. ARC was founded on relationships over 20 years ago and is still just as important today. Don’t do ministry alone!