2020 FebRuary 28 - MaRCH 1, Friday-SUNDAY, CITY TBD
For reference, here is what happened at the recent 2019 Gathering….
Friday night through Sunday morning, March 1-3, 2019, will be the fifth annual gathering of missional professionals in healthcare and other careers to plan, pray, and prepare to reach some of the last people groups. Each year over 100 people have participated from Birmingham, Memphis, Wichita, Tulsa, Ft Worth, Springfield, Waco, Oklahoma City.
This gathering is to discuss, pray, worship, strategize, network, cast vision, and pray some more, all for the purpose of reaching 15 of the least-reached, least-engaged people groups on the planet for Jesus Christ and in so doing, speeding His return (Matthew 24:14). The name for this is “Priority 15: The Gathering” and more info about the people groups is available on this website.
In addition to hearing powerful speakers and much prayer, each participant can meet others and go deeper through small groups. Here are some of what participants have shared about this gathering:
Challenged me to more prayer for the least reached peoples and gave me a vision for ministry to refugees and other minorities where I live now.
Connected me with others already on their paths to the unreached.
I took a step forward into full-time missions! I have been doubting God’s direction and then God touched me with His heart for the least reached.
Life has been trolling hard for me the last few years and the gathering helped me plug directly into God's movements around the globe and sparked into flame my dying ember.
Cost is free but anyone who comes is encouraged to make a contribution to cover the cost of The Gathering: renting the facility, morning coffee and lunch for everyone, etc. You may also contribute by credit card and entering the designation Priority 15.
The main gatherings will be Saturday 8.00a-5.00p and Sunday morning 8.00a-11.00a. Lunch on Saturday is provided.
Those who can arrive Friday night by 7.00p are invited to hear an opening message, pray together, and prepare our hearts for all God wants to unfold.
All meetings will be at SOS (Service Over Self)
2505 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38112
Children: Nursing babies who are quiet are most welcome. We also hope to have a separate area available for nursing mothers on site Saturday and Sunday. Regretfully childcare is not available.
Lodging: No more host homes are available. One hotel nearby is Holiday Inn Express Memphis Medical Center Midtown, 1180 Union Avenue Memphis. That is a ten minute drive to the Gathering. You may reserve hotel room online or call (901) 276-1175. Note: It appears that the weekend of The Gathering most hotels nearby sell out for a basketball tournament in town.
Other questions: please ask via Contact Us.
Blessings in Christ,
Austin K. MD, Faculty with Cahaba Family Medicine Urban Residency Program
Todd S. MD, Faculty with Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program
Sam M., Pastor, NewLife Equipping Ministry, & Director, DiscipleNations
Chris P. MD, Network Director of In His Image Overseas Family Medicine Residency Programs
John M., COO In His Image Family Medicine Residency and Medical Missions