EXPLORE is a 2 week experience about the importance of connecting to the church and how to do it. At EXPLORE you will hear from the pastoral leadership of the Gathering about: Week 1: the Mission and Vision of the Gathering With so many churches in the world, why does it need another? What’s so unique about The Gathering? Week 1 will answer that very question through a break down of our Mission and Vision statements. It’s through those statements that we define our purpose and motivation for being this church. Week 2: Practicing faith and the importance of Commitment. Growing in our ability to live in Christ is just like anything else in the world…it takes practice. At Week 2 we will take a look at the 5 shared practices of The Gathering and help you to navigate how to incorporate them in your life. For those who are ready, we will also offer an opportunity to make a commitment to following the way of Jesus through baptism and membership.