Leadership at the 2024 National Gathering

“If we host a National Gathering, we aren’t doing it the old way.”

The NEXT Church Vision Team was clear when they made the decision to bring back the National Gathering – it wasn’t going to be the same old model. The Church, in so many ways, isn’t the same Church it was in March 2020, so our gathering couldn’t be the same either. This was an opportunity to get clear about why we gather and what impact we hope to have.

We know there is something special that happens when people gather together across the Church with a common passion to lead more courageously towards wholeness, justice, and transformation. We’ve invited a team of incredible leaders to accompany you during the National Gathering. These leaders will embody multiple roles throughout the week. They will lead pathways, preach and lead in worship, dialog with each other through a plenary discussion, spark ideas in ignite presentations, and sit at table with you and share in community meals.

We hope you will come be a part of this holy work, happening on the ground… together.


With Hope and Joy,

Larissa Kwong Abazia
Executive Director