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 and anyone else with insufficient funds to attend the 2019 National Gathering.
Scholarships can cover up to the cost of registration and housing. We ask that every person who receives a scholarship finance $25 of the conference 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.
We will be awarding scholarships on a rolling basis and will let you know if you have received one (and how to register) on within 2 weeks of your application, until we run out!
If you receive a scholarship, we invite you to volunteer an hour or two of your time during the conference to help ensure things run smoothly. It takes a huge team of volunteers to pull off the Gathering each year and we are grateful for your help! We will be in touch at a later date about what those volunteer opportunities will be.
A limited number of housing scholarships are also available. Scholarships provide a shared room at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. You may request to room with another scholarship recipient. We will do our best to accommodate these requests.