The Gathering

PLEASE NOTE: All Youth events are canceled due to COVID-19 until further notice. 

The vision for The Gathering is to create a high-energy weekend conference for Mississippi students in grades 6th – 12th to gather together to celebrate Christ and grow in Him. Our commitment is to create a first-class experience featuring the best worship teams and communicators for this generation. The Gathering strives to be a highlight of your year!

The example shown below is from our 2020 Gathering event and is not being held this year (2021) due to COVID-19 restrictions. We look forward to our "Family Reunion" in 2022.

 Speaker: Gerald Fadayomi
 Music Groups: The Young Escape, Steven Malcolm, Big Al Cherry
 Spoken Word: Nicolette Bell
 Host: DJ Blaha

The Gathering 2020: Time

 Who: Students grades six through 12 and their leaders 

What: A three-day, Christ-exalting conference uniting students from across Mississippi for a weekend of dynamic worship, fellowship, relevant teaching, laughter, friendship, inspiration, fun and life-change!

When:  Friday, February 28 ~ 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, March 1 ~ 9:30 a.m.

Where: Christ United Methodist Church, 6000 Old Canton Road in Jackson, Mississippi

How Much: ***1 free adult spot for every 15 students registered by Feb. 14, 2020

  • (Early) $60 each if registered by January 9, 2019
  • (Regular) $70 each if registered by February 14, 2020
  • (Late) $80 each if registered after February 14, 2020
  • (Large Group) $60 each if registered by February 14 when registering 20 or more

Please Note: We need need a release form for each student. Leaders, please have a parent/guardian fill it out and bring it with you to the event.

Registration is now open for The Gathering 2020: Time.      


Accepting Partial Scholarship applications through February 1, 2020 (limited availability)

or Contact: Ed Chapman


 Also, find and download promotional materials and schedule to share with your youth and your church here. 

2020 Exhibit Booth Guidelines and Application
Mississippi Annual Conference Gathering Event
Feb 28- March 1, 2020 | Christ United Methodist Church | Jackson, Mississippi

Exhibit booths at the Mississippi Conference Gathering Event offer ministry-related agencies and organizations a place to showcase and promote their ministries and services with interested students, leaders, pastors and visitors who attend this event.

Exhibitors Application → 


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