It is something I am honored to be a part of.
I have always been a little timid in large groups of women. Maybe it’s me and my singleness? Maybe it’s them and their squealing? Probably it’s a little bit of both. But over the last several years I have come to believe in the power of gathering women, in the power of uniting women. I love the idea of focusing on what we have in common. I love the idea of putting aside the cliques and the stereotypes, the theological and political divides, the petty disagreements and the online squabbles.
I love the idea of us coming together. Gathering in our joy and in our pain. Learning from one another. Expanding our view of ourselves, of one another, of sisterhood, and of Jesus.
I think we could do something powerful together, y’all.
Maybe we could be a healing balm for one another? Maybe we realize our purpose, in the home, in the workplace, or in the mission field? And maybe, just maybe, we could show the world what love looks like?
A few weeks ago we announced a new, and improved, vision for the IF : Gathering. We’re offering 2 ways for people to join us. If you haven’t gotten a chance, take a minute or two and watch this video.
And if this is something that resonates, consider joining us through If: Local or If: Austin.
IF : Local
We don’t want to limit this gathering to a venue in Austin. We are throwing open the doors, and inviting you to join us via webcast. Gather with your friends, neighbors or others in your community and join us virtually. You will have the opportunity to register on Tuesday, October 15th. Then in the next several weeks and months, we will send you ideas and resources for our time together.
IF : Austin
Austin Music Hall, February 7th-8th
For the Austin gathering, we are eliminating the set ticket price, and asking you to partner with us, by giving what you can to the vision of IF. We ask that you join us in praying for God to provide the funds for us to turn the lights on!
- Registration for IF:Austin and IF:Local opens Tuesday, October 15th at 11:00 AM Central. However, women who are subscribed to our email list will get to register on Monday. Sign up to get early access: http://ifgathering.com/
- This vision will not happen if we do not have financial partners. If you believe in this vision, then we ask that you pray about giving to support IF : Gathering. Click here to give: https://purecharity.com/if-gathering-donate?aff=1jcc6.