Re-imagining Worship & Soulful Community For Rising Generations

Convergence and VergeNow invite innovative and creative church leaders who recognize that change is necessary to join us in our quest to gain insight into how Millennials are changing the way we gather and the opportunity for communities of faith to effectively meet the yearning for soulful community among rising generations.

Gather 2019 is a Current Case Study from VergeNow asking how we might transform our worship at Convergence to meet a rising generation. Through an ongoing study group, blog, a podcast, virtual conversations and interviews with “experts” we will explore the How We Gather and Something More reports from Harvard Divinity School and the book, The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker.

“Too many institutional leaders. Having devoted their lives to their community, feel as if they have failed when numbers shrink. This has led to a culture of shame. Yet, in a society so rapidly transformed by technology and globalization, it is no wonder that our religious lives, too, are changing. We invite leaders across traditions to tune their hearts to a new key of imagination and hope, exploring the unexpected ways that their decades of experience may yet bear fruit.”

Something More Report

Get Involved

August – October 2019
Join us for a series of podcast conversations, interviews and recaps from the Case Study.

Listen Now: Lisa Smith interviews Sam Bodkin CEO of Groupmuse on the way intimate gatherings around classical music are meeting the need for soulful community among Millennials. 

Coming Next: Rev. Erik Martinez Resly, Co-Director of The Sanctuaries


Tuesday, September 17th 10:00 – 11:00 AM & Thursday, October 10th 12:00 – 1:00 PM
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Online Conversation

Live Recorded Events

July – October 2019
Join the conversation as we discuss The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker and The How We Gather Reports in the comments section of our blog.


This project is made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by the Lilly Endowment Inc.