Plans for the 2017 NEXT Church National Gathering are well underway! Just last week, we announced our theme: Wells & Walls: Well-Being in a Thirsty World. Our guiding scripture is John 4:1-42 – the story of the Samaritan woman at the well. You can learn more about our thought process around this theme and scripture on our main 2017 National Gathering page.
As of this week, we’re ready to receive your ideas for what the Gathering should include. The planning team is seeking workshops that are engaging and thoughtful, sparking new ideas and approaches to ministry. These workshops can be held on-site or off-site in Kansas City. Please consider the Gathering theme and scripture when proposing workshop topics. Workshop blocks are 75 minutes long.
Do you have a workshop you would like to offer at this year’s NEXT Gathering? Please fill out this online form by Wednesday, August 31 to submit a proposal.
We look forward to hearing from you!