When we say, “church is a verb” we mean it.

To gather goes beyond assembling for worship. We gather our best gifts to strengthen our community.

This Advent Gather is living on the edge, waiting and watching for great things. Join us for our monthly live worship experience on December 12 in Lakeview, when we’ll focus on joy as we come for the worship and stay for the dance. Then on December 26, our global family will come together for a virtual celebration of the Christ Child’s birth. We’re keeping the spirit of the season alive past 25!!! See you there!

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What is Gather?

We are a new Christian community coming to life in the Austin-Oak Park area of Chicago. With the New Testament church as our model, we are authentically Pentecostal, based on the prophecy spoken by St. Peter at the Day of Pentecost: “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh” (Acts 2:17). Because we believe “all” means all, we strive to be:

  • Ecstatically inclusive
  • Theologically progressive
  • Socially committed
  • Scripturally sound
  • Spiritually adventurous

Why “Gather”?

When we say, “church is a verb” we mean it. To gather goes beyond assembling for worship. We gather our best gifts to strengthen our community. We gather around our struggles, knowing God stands with us. We gather new understanding and wisdom as we study, worship, and support one another in the faith.

What’s the plan?

Gather’s approach to community follows its philosophy of faith formation. We begin everything with prayerful attention to the Word, believing that’s where wisdom and guidance are found. We move to Work that responds to the claims placed upon us as followers of Jesus. Finally, our attention turns to Worship, as that is the rightful celebration of any people whose faith is grounded in the Word and animated in their Work.

Weekly Update
January 19, 2022

LOOKING AHEAD: WHAT DO WE SEE?

As we announced in last week’s newsletter and Bible study, I’m asking everyone to set aside this coming Saturday from 10a-11:30a CST for an important vision meeting. During this time,…
Weekly Update
January 12, 2022

NOT ALL GOD-TALK IS GOOD TALK

Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone wrong. How forceful are honest words! But your reproof, what does it reprove?” Job 6:24-25  …
Weekly Update
January 5, 2022

DISINTERESTED RELIGION

Happy New Year Gatherers! We start 2022 with a wallop, looking into one of the Bible’s oldest (maybe the oldest) and most difficult books—the Book of Job. Nearly everybody knows…

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