NEXT Church is committed to creating space for everyone to join in the national conversation, regardless of financial circumstances or church budgets. Thanks to many generous donors, we have funds available for seminary students, small church leaders, and anyone else with insufficient funds to attend the 2020 National Gathering.

We ask that every person who receives a scholarship finance a $25 non-refundable administrative fee. NEXT Church is a transformative space for so many, and even these small contributions allow us to do more to provide a meaningful space. However, it is our hope that no one who is unable to pay would be excluded for the conference. To discuss special arrangements, please contact Nick Carson.

Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. We will notify you within two weeks of your application with instructions on how to register, until we run out of scholarships.

If you receive a scholarship, we invite you to volunteer some of your time during the conference to help us make sure that things run smoothly. It takes a huge team of volunteers to pull off the Gathering each year and we would be grateful for your help! We will be in touch at a later date about what those volunteer opportunities will be.

There are three kinds of scholarships available, including a limited number of housing scholarships.

  1. Registration scholarship
  2. Housing scholarship (shared room)
  3. Registration and housing (shared room) scholarship

Housing scholarships provide a shared room at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel. You may request to room with another scholarship recipient. We will do our best to accommodate these requests.

We currently have a waitlist for scholarships. Please apply to be added to the waitlist.

For questions concerning scholarships and housing, please contact Nick Carson.