This Week At The Gathering

This Week At The Gathering

What an amazing week! Tony concluded our series on fear “A Perfect Storm”, Embassy Worship rocked the JC Bistro, students put their lives in God’s hands and people had their lives transformed by the power of the gospel. If you missed out on a powerful night, don’t worry… we’ll be back in the Bistro next week! There is a lot going on this week, so check out how you can get plugged in.

-This month, Final Friday is on Final Saturday! We’re going to the National Zoo in D.C., and it’s totally free. We’ll meet at The Life Church in Manassas at 10 am. See you there!

-Our band Embassy Worship has released a new single “The Cross Has Won”! It is available to download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more!

-All week, The Gathering has small groups meeting all over the region! Small groups are a great way to get connected to college students and young adults who are passionate about learning to follow Jesus. If you want more information about how to get connected to a small group, stop by the Connect Kiosk on Monday or send an email to info@thegatheringgmu.com.

-If you’re interested in how to get involved with making the Monday night experience happen, we want to include you! We have all kinds of teams that you can join. Email us at info@thegatheringgmu.com to get involved!

-There are only TWO WEEKS left in the semester, which means that this is the perfect time to invite someone to check it out! If you’re coming from off campus, The Gathering Shuttle is now running from the Fairfax Community Church parking lot, which is right off Braddock Rd less than one mile from campus.

To stay current on the who, what, where, when, why and how of The Gathering, be sure you’re keeping up with us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegatheringgmu and following us on Twitter- @TheGatheringGMU and on Instagram.

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Tonight At The Gathering

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Tonight, The Gathering is back in the JC Bistro at 8! There are only 3 weeks left in the Spring Semester, and we will be finishing our series about dealing with fear and anxiety “A Perfect Storm”. We will be continuing to raise money for the END IT Movement and Embassy Worship will be playing fresh off the release of their new single “The Cross Has Won”! It is going to be an awesome night that you do not want to miss. If you are coming from off campus and want to park for free, take our shuttle! Details can be found here.

See you tonight at 8!

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This Week At The Gathering

This Week At The Gathering

What an awesome week we had at The Gathering! Tony continued our series “A Perfect Storm”, we contemplated the cross, partook in communion and beheld the power of the gospel. Plus, our volunteers served a full BBQ dinner to our students! If you missed out, don’t worry. You have three chances left to check out The Gathering during the Spring Semester. There is so much going on at The Gathering this week, so check out all of the ways that you can get connected.

-This week is Easter Sunday, so make sure you go to church Sunday morning. If you already have a church that you are connected to on a regular basis, please go to that church! But if you don’t have a church you call home, our sponsoring church The Life Church is hosting a Community Easter Service on at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Prince William Campus of GMU! Service times are 8:00, 10:00 and 12:00. For more information, check out this link.

-On Sunday, April 20, our band Embassy Worship will be releasing a new single “The Cross Has Won”! It will be available to download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more! When the links are live, we’ll put them put them on our social media. So stay tuned for all the details.

-All week, The Gathering has small groups meeting all over the region! Small groups are a great way to get connected to college students and young adults who are passionate about learning to follow Jesus. If you want more information about how to get connected to a small group, stop by the Connect Kiosk on Monday or send an email to info@thegatheringgmu.com.

-If you’re interested in how to get involved with making the Monday night experience happen, we want to include you! We have all kinds of teams that you can join. Email us at info@thegatheringgmu.com to get involved!

To stay current on the who, what, where, when, why and how of The Gathering, be sure you’re keeping up with us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegatheringgmu and following us on Twitter- @TheGatheringGMU and on Instagram.

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This Week At The Gathering

This Week At The Gathering

The Gathering this week was amazing! Tony kicked off our new series about handling fear and anxiety called “A Perfect Storm”, and lives were transformed by the power of the gospel. Thank you to our incredible team of volunteers that works so hard every Monday to make the vision of The Gathering happen. There is a lot going on at The Gathering this week, so check out all of the ways that you can get connected.

-On Wednesday, April 9, we are continuing the END IT Movement by partnering with The International Justice Mission to Stand For Freedom at GMU. We will be outside the JC Bistro all day raising awareness about the problem of slavery. Stop by and say hi! For more information on Stand For Freedom, check out their website, http://www.stand-for-freedom.com. You can get al the information about the vision of the event, see the dozens of other universities that are partnering with IJM to be involved with this movement and sign up to participate and let your voice be heard.

-All week, The Gathering has small groups meeting all over the region! Small groups are a great way to get connected to college students and young adults who are passionate about learning to follow Jesus. If you want more information about how to get connected to a small group, stop by the Connect Kiosk on Monday or send an email to info@thegatheringgmu.com.

-If you’re interested in how to get involved with making the Monday night experience happen, we want to include you! We have all kinds of teams that you can join. Email us at info@thegatheringgmu.com to get involved!

To stay current on the who, what, where, when, why and how of The Gathering, be sure you’re keeping up with us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegatheringgmu and following us on Twitter- @TheGatheringGMU and on Instagram.

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This Week At The Gathering

This Week At The Gathering

Another strong week at The Gathering! Tony continued our series on prayer “Gone Catfishing”, Embassy Worship blew the roof off the JC Bistro and even more students had an encounter with the power of the gospel of Jesus. If you haven’t been to a Monday night in the JC Bistro, you’re missing out. There is a lot going on at The Gathering this week, so check out all of the ways that you can get connected.

-We are excited to announce that on April 9, we are continuing the END IT Movement by partnering with The International Justice Mission to Stand For Freedom at GMU. We will announce all the details soon! For more information on Stand For Freedom, check out their website, http://www.stand-for-freedom.com.

-All week, The Gathering has small groups meeting all over the Northern Virginia area! Small groups are a great way to get connected to college students and young adults who are passionate about learning to follow Jesus. If you want more information about how to get connected to a small group, stop by the Connect Kiosk on Monday or send an email to info@thegatheringgmu.com.

-If you’re interested in how to get involved with making the Monday night experience happen, we want to include you! We have all kinds of teams that you can join. Email us at info@thegatheringgmu.com to get involved!

-If you’re coming on Monday Nights from off the GMU campus, The Gathering Shuttle is here so give you free parking! The shuttle is now running from the Fairfax Community Church parking lot, which is right off Braddock Road and less than one mile from campus.

To stay current on the who, what, where, when, why and how of The Gathering, be sure you’re keeping up with us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thegatheringgmu and following us on Twitter- @TheGatheringGMU and on Instagram.

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How To Pray: Prayer Models

How To Pray: Prayer Models

In our current series “Gone Catfishing”, we’ve been talking about ways to maximize the effectiveness of your prayer life. But it occurred to our leadership that some of us are so new to prayer, that praying for more than 30 seconds might be challenging. If you have never had a prayer time modeled for you, you might not even know where to begin when you sit down to attempt to pray. So with that in mind, here are a few models of prayer to help you get started.

The Lord’s Prayer Model

This was composed by Jesus for the disciples. It’s found in Matthew 6 and Luke 11.

Step 1 “Our Father Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.” This is the call to praise and worship. Take time to honor the Lord and consider His greatness. Remember His faithfulness to you and be encouraged by His promises.

Step 2 “Thy kingdom come Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.”
Align yourself with God’s will, and listen so you can know His desires. Proclaim God’s will over your life, family, church, the lost, etc. Wait and allow the Lord to share His heart and will with you.

Step 3 “Give us this day our daily bread.” Ask God for your needs and the needs of others. Be specific, and ask in faith for anything you know the Lord wants to give you, i.e. Ask and I will give you the nations as an inheritance. (see step 2).

Step 4 “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Ask God for forgiveness in any areas of known sin, and speak out forgiveness toward anyone you have not forgiven.

Step 5 “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Ask God for the grace to stand firm in the face of temptation and resist the schemes of the enemy. Remembering to look to Jesus for the way of escape.

Step 6 “For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.” Finish with proclaiming who God is and exalting His name. Take time to thank Him for the answers to come, and to worship Him.

The A.C.T.S. Model

A.C.T.S. is an easy way to remember key elements of prayer. It’s simply prayer in four parts:

A- Adoration – “Praise be to God!” -Psalms 68:35
Tell God how much you appreciate Him. Express your love for Him. Praise His power and majesty. This is a great way to begin your prayer time.

C- Confession – “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” -1 John 1:9
Tell Him where you have fallen short. Be specific. I thank Him for the forgiveness I have in Christ, and ask for help and strength to turn away from future temptations.

T- Thanksgiving – Always “glorify him with thanksgiving” -Psalms 69:30
You have plenty of reasons to be thankful. Thank God for His love, His faithfulness, His patience and a million other things. Express gratitude for what He’s doing in your life.

S- Supplication – “Make your requests known to God.” -Philippians 4:6
Tell God what you want, no matter how small it seems to you.

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Tonight The Gathering Is In The Bistro

Tonight The Gathering Is In The Bistro

Tonight, The Gathering is back in the Bistro at 8! We will be continuing our series on prayer “Gone Catfishing”, we will have music from Embassy Worship and a great time with awesome people. It will be a powerful night that you do not want to miss. And don’t forget, if you are coming from off campus, be sure to take our shuttle from Fairfax Community Church. It runs from 7:30-8:00, and then for 30 minutes after the service. The details are in this link.

See you tonight at 8!

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