National Gathering

2024 National Gathering

April 23-25, 2024 at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN

In stressful times, it’s restorative and uplifting to remember the big picture of who we are as God’s people in the world. And it’s refreshing to be with friends in faith! Since the earliest days of the Church, Jesus followers have been called to engage the culture around them and to distinguish themselves from the culture, all for the sake of the Gospel. Join the Fellowship Community to talk, pray, and dream together about how we can best live into this biblical vision in our own contexts. (Nashville will be a fun and interesting place to have these conversations, too!)



Andrew Root

Andrew Root is the Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary, USA. He writes and researches in areas of theology, ministry, culture and younger generations. His most recent books are Churches and the Crisis of Decline (Baker, 2022), The Congregation in a Secular Age (Baker, 2021), The End of Youth Ministry? (Baker, 2020), The Pastor in a Secular Age: Ministry to People Who No Longer Need God (Baker, 2019), Faith Formation in a Secular Age (Baker, 2017), and Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science (Fortress Press, 2018).

Dwight Radcliff

Dr. Dwight A. Radcliff Is the Academic Dean for the William Pannell Center for Black Church Studies at Fuller Seminary, and Assistant Professor of Mission, Theology and Culture.

Dwight planted and still pastors The Message Center church in Los Angeles, and lectures widely on culture, theology, church planting, millennials and preaching. He served previously as deputy and chaplain with the LA County Sherriff’s Department.

Dwight Radcliff headshot photo.

Location: First Presbyterian Church Nashville
4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220
(615) 383-1815

Conference Schedule

Registration: April 23, 2-4 pm
Kickoff: April 23, 4 pm
Event Concludes: April 25, noon

Registration Fees

$250 Early bird (by Feb. 15)
$300 Regular (after Feb. 15)
$100 Spouses
$100 Seminary Students
$0 Leaders from churches with less than 100 members
$400 exhibitor table

Registration includes dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday, social time on Tuesday evening, and lunch on Wednesday.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor at the gathering, please inform us before registering by sending us an email.

Travel to Nashville

We want your travel to the National Gathering to be smooth and easy. Here are some helpful pieces of information regarding transportation. If you have any additional questions, please contact us.
We look forward to seeing you soon!


BNA is the airport code for the Nashville airport.


Please plan to Uber to the church or hotel when you arrive. We will store your luggage for you if you come straight to the church from the airport.


We will provide shuttles between the hotels and church and to any off-campus activities.


There is plenty of free parking at the church and the hotels.


If you are shipping any materials, please make arrangements to send them to your HOTEL not the church.


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Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville-Brentwood
5107 Peter Taylor Park Brentwood, Tennessee 37027


SpringHill Suites Nashville Brentwood
7109 Town Center Way Brentwood, Tennessee 37027


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