IF:Gathering 2015:: What to Know Before You Show Up

IF: Rocklin 2015-

What to Bring

Yourself. Ditch the distractions. Bury your phone. Dress comfy. Bring a blankie, pillow & slippers if that’s your jam.

A Bible. The IF: Gathering speakers will be showing the ESV version on screen, but you will want your own version handy. If you don’t have a Bible, we’ll hook you up with one, because we are cool like that.

Something to write on. Think journal, notebook, actual paper. Don’t think tablet or laptop. Power outlets are few and far between in our meeting space.

Snack and drink holder. Let’s avoid the “is this mine?” song and dance by bringing your favorite mug or water bottle. We’ll have a gourmet coffee truck available at the beginning of each day if you’d like to purchase something “fancy”. We will also have coffee and water available throughout the gathering. We’ll also have a salty/sweet treats bar on Friday night and a very light continental bfast on Saturday morning. Feel free to bring a treat to share, or just show up and enjoy!

Food &/or Money. 3 words… GOURMET FOOD TRUCK! Yes, it’s true. We will have fresh gourmet food made right before your very eyes. If this is your thing, please bring $10 for dinner Friday &/or lunch Saturday. Otherwise, you are more than welcome to bring your own food!

Things to Keep In Mind

There will be mistakes. Because this gathering is dependent on technology (we will be watching the feed approximately 3 hours behind Austin), there could be hiccups. Please do not expect perfection, but instead embrace hiccups as opportunities to patiently bond with us.

This gathering builds momentum from start to finish. Each session and meal break offer opportunities to participate, and some of the best discussions happen over meals. If you need to pop in and out, plan those entrances and exits at natural breaks as much as possible (though of course we would rather have you there than waiting for the “right” time).

Here’s the schedule outline:
Friday-session 1: A Call to Believe (3pm-6pm)
Friday-session 2: Why Don’t We Believe? (6:30pm-9:30pm)
Saturday-session 3: How Do We Believe? (9am-noon)
Saturday-session 4: What Could Happen IF We Believed?(1pm-4pm)

Registration on IF:Gathering’s site is optional, but this event has the dream of future collective efforts. You may want to officially register to receive future communication and have an account to participate. There is no cost to attend, just a donation starting from $1. Here is the link to register:

And finally, remember this…

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And finally, remember this…


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