The Gathering

Personal reflections on The Gathering

Personal reflections on The Gathering

Attendees of The Gathering were asked if they wanted to comment on their experience during the three-day pastor and spouse event in Orlando last month. The Gathering goal was for attendees to be “encouraged, inspired and engaged at a deeper level with each other,...
The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Gathering general sessions now available for download

The Wesleyan Church’s Education and Clergy Development has made general sessions from The Gathering Thriving Clergy Conference 2019 available as free downloads at The Wesleyan Church’s Resource Center. See Resources For a recap of The Gathering, click...
STOP, REST, PRAY, PLAY, THRIVE

STOP, REST, PRAY, PLAY, THRIVE

Five words summarized the message given to nearly 2,000 Wesleyan pastors and spouses attending The Gathering, January 9-12, in Orlando, Florida – Stop, Rest, Pray, Play, Thrive. The event’s goal, said Executive Director of Education and Clergy Development Russ...
The Gathering 2019

The Gathering 2019

About Speakers Schedule Info Register June 1 The Gathering January 9-12, 2019 Orlando, Florida at The Caribe Royale More than a minister’s conference. The Gathering is a reunion of ministry family and friends. A sabbath for our souls. Coming together to stop, rest,...
Front stage, backstage

Front stage, backstage

Editor’s note: Kansas District Superintendent Ed Rotz speaks below to the balance all Christians, especially those in leadership, seek. Nearly 2,000 pastors and spouses will attend The Gathering this week. Pray for all attendees— that the Holy Spirit would encourage,...
The Gathering: a turning point

The Gathering: a turning point

Steve Dunmire was a young pastor and father of three children under age three when the first Gathering was held in 2007. Financial restraints would have prevented him and his wife, Tammy, from attending, but their church and district came together to provide the...
The Gathering: Phil Lewis’ story

The Gathering: Phil Lewis’ story

With 33 years of ministry experience, Rev. Phil Lewis views The Gathering as a time for ministers to be encouraged and sharpened by finding their place in a ministerial community. Lewis’ previous experiences at The Gathering have left him refreshed from fellowship...
The Gathering: Keith Carroll’s story

The Gathering: Keith Carroll’s story

Rev. Keith Carroll, associate pastor at Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church in Thomasville, North Carolina, has been a minster for 38 years. In almost three decades, he has only missed one year of The Gathering, because he sees it as a time of encouragement, insight and...
The Gathering: one year out

The Gathering: one year out

In less than a year, hundreds of Wesleyan church pastors and their spouses will come together at The Gathering 2019 to reconnect, celebrate God’s faithfulness and leave renewed. Plans are progressing for the quadrennial event set to take place at the Caribe Royale in...
The Gathering sets a new mark

The Gathering sets a new mark

In the third event of this type to take place in The Wesleyan Church (previously 2007, 2011), “The Gathering” set a new mark not only in attendance, but in the expressed appreciation of the vast majority of those participating. Over 2,300 Wesleyan pastors...