THE TOGETHER GATHERING
TOGETHER || A SUBVERSIVE GATHERING OF CHRIST FOLLOWERS FROM ACROSS THE NORTHEAST OHIO REGION DEDICATED TO UNITING AND INSPIRING THE PEOPLE OF GOD TO DO JUSTICE, LOVE MERCY, AND WALK HUMBLY.
GOD DREAMS || THE IMAGINATION OF GOD UNLEASHED THROUGH THE COMMON, THE EVERYDAY, AND THE ORDINARY.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER + BREAKOUTS
MARK CHARLES || THE SON OF AN AMERICAN WOMAN AND NAVAJO MAN, MARK SPEAKS TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY REGARDING RACE, CULTURE, AND FAITH IN ORDER TO FORGE A PATH OF HEALING AND CONCILIATION FOR THE NATION. MARK IS A LEADING AUTHORITY ON THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY.
BREAKOUTS || PARTICIPATORY SESSIONS THAT WILL EQUIP AND INSPIRE YOU TO LIVE OUT GOD DREAMS RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE, THROUGH THE ORDINARY THINGS YOU DO EVERYDAY. FACILITATED BY LOCAL LEADERS.
AFTER PARTIES || LET'S BE HONEST, SOME OF THE MOST REWARDING MOMENTS AT EVENTS LIKE THIS HAPPEN DURING BREAKS AND AFTER THE EVENT ENDS -- THE MOMENTS WHEN CONVERSATIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS BUILD. TOGETHER HELPS CURATE THESE ENCOUNTERS AT UNIQUE LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN FOLLOWING THE GATHERING.
GRAB A DRINK. HEAD TO A HOUSE PARTY. JUST DON'T GO HOME.
From the Pews to the Streets
In light of the tremendous amount of violence in communities worldwide, this year's Together Gathering will conclude with a lament and conversation about nonviolence. We will then gather again on October 10th and march alongside other community members (i.e. the NAACP) in downtown Akron as a public demonstration and message for nonviolence. We encourage you to join us as we honor the nonviolent Jesus together. Disagree with nonviolence? That's ok! Skip out on the march -- or join us in solidarity anyway -- either way, don't let a difference of opinion separate us.