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The Gathering

We gather for three days each summer to forge new friendships and renew old ones, as we converse together about faithful discipleship. Together we worship, laugh, listen to stimulating talks, share workshops,  eat and fellowship. Though Chicago is not Zion, it has proven a convenient central location for our Gatherings. These pages provide information on the next Gathering, and lots of information about prior Gatherings.

Previous Gathering Themes

  • 2013: Practicing the Peace of Christ in Church, Neighborhood, and Country
  • 2012: Slow Church: Abiding Together in the Patient Work of God
  • 2011: Neighbors Near and Far
  • 2010: ‘And God Said …’: Language, Wordcare and Radical Discipleship
  • 2009: Wealth and the Household of God
  • 2008: Crossing the Divide: Race, Racism and the Body of Christ
  • 2007: Learning Christ: Congregational Formation for the Long Haul
  • 2006: The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like…. Imagining our Shared Life in Christ
  • 2005: No Other Gods: Keeping the Commandments in the Face of Empire
  • 2004: Singing Mary’s Song: Practices of the Upside-Down Reign of God