THE GATHERING began with a prayer in the hearts of Pastor Randy Fields and his wife Lindy, “God, teach us to love people.”
With the help of the original Dream Team, 19 people committed to seeing the dream become a reality and THE GATHERING launched on August 12, 2007. That Sunday, 180 people attended our first service at the Thomas County Central Middle School.
From the very beginning, THE GATHERING prioritized reaching out to the non-churched community with the belief and pursuit that everybody’s invited, everybody’s included, and everybody’s important. God has used the relevant and life giving message of the Gospel, the passion and joy of Sunday services, the drive to relationships, and a simple way of doing church to bring immediate and consistent growth.
As the story continues we have seen exponential growth as a church body and tremendous spiritual growth in the lives of many who call THE GATHERING their church home. Today, hundreds of people attend the Sunday services and Community Groups all over our area. God is at work at THE GATHERING. We invite you to “come and see” for yourself just how exciting and fun church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to go after God with passion!
The Story Continues
Upgrade 2.0! In addition to expanding our kids and parents FX worship time, we are excited to announce the launch of Growth Track. Growth Track is a dynamic four step process of spiritual growth leading to a life of purpose and fulfillment. More upgrades include the pursuit of an online campus, launching a third service, and initiating free market Community Groups.
In the Bible, 2 Kings tells the story of a massive army stuck in the desert with no water. With a ridiculous faith, they began to dig ditches in the dry sand expecting God to bring the water. And that’s exactly what He did! He brought more water than they knew what to do with. At THE GATHERING, we are digging ditches and expecting God to bring the increase.