The Gathering



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 Gathering 2019: Go Viral  

 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 22 ~ 7:00 p.m. - Sunday, February 24 ~ 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

  • (Early) $60 each if registered by December 31
  • (Regular) $65 each if registered by February 1
  • (Late) $75 each if registered after February 1
  • (Large Group) $60 each if registered by February 1 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 2019: Go Viral.      


Accepting Partial Scholarship applications through February 1, 2019 (limited availability)

or Contact: Ed Chapman


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



The Gathering is combining efforts with the Society of Saint Andrew on Saturday From 3:30 - 5:30. 

 We are planning an EPIC Sweet Potato Crop Drop at The Gathering and we need your group to make it a success! 

Farmers have surpluses of sweet potatoes that are good to eat but, don't quite make the cut for cosmetic standards. These sweet potatoes are donated so that you can help sort through them and assemble 10lb. Family-Sized Bags for families in need across Mississippi. At the end of the event, food pantries and agencies from all over the state will be coming to pick up their bags of sweet potatoes for the families they serve in their communities.

We need your help to break the record for most sweet potatoes bagged in one event in Mississippi! Sign up and be prepared to help feed families in need in just 2 hours. You can help feed more than 300 families in need for an entire month with this one volunteer experience. Can you spare 120 minutes to help more than 1,200 people?

Learn more →

2019 Exhibit Booth Guidelines and Application
Mississippi Annual Conference Gathering Event
Feb 22-24, 2019 | 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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Jackson, MS 39206
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