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).

Location: First Presbyterian Church Nashville
4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville, TN 37220

Conference Schedule

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

Registration Fees

$250 Early bird (by Dec. 15)
$300 Regular (after Dec. 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.


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Look Back at the 2023 National Gathering

We created this slideshow to give you a look at all the great moments and memories from the 2023 National Gathering in Plano, TX.