Think about your life, can you picture those places? The people that you know; imagine their faces.
Can you see the school building; the teacher, that desk, the same seat last week, this week and next?
Can you see your family as you walk through the door, sometimes laughing sometimes crying, some days peace, or maybe war?
Can you see your friends; in town or in their homes, or sending snap streaks between their phones?
Can you see your church; the building, the people, sometimes a school hall or under a steeple?
These are the places you live out your days, are you there by chance or on purpose; to see lives changed?
THE GATHERING is our national Limitless youth event, bringing together young people and youth groups from everywhere in the country. It is a powerful weekend of dynamic worship, inspirational speakers, incredible atmosphere and limitless fun! Whether meeting Jesus for the first time, encountering his presence in a powerful way, or being freshly fired-up for Jesus, THE GATHERING exists to create landmark moments.
Take a look who's speaking at The Gathering 2017 and follow them on social media.
Tim Alford lives in Malvern with his wife and two children, Jen, Tobijah and Aria. He is the National Director of Limitless - the national youth ministry of the Elim Pentecostal Church - the youth ministry course leader at Regents Theological College, and volunteer youth leader at The Source Church, Malvern. Tim is a passionate communicator of the gospel, having spoken at churches, conferences, schools and events all over the world. Tim is a frustrated supporter of Arsenal, and has on more than one occasion been to the cinema in Star Wars fancy dress.
Miriam Swaffield leads all things student mission for Fusion, a global movement helping churches reach students and students share Jesus. She is passionate about helping people share their faith with their friends, she travels all over the place and has a lot of fun along the way. She lives in York, helps lead her local church G2, and does a bit of studying in Durham too.
Mike Pilavachi heads up Soul Survivor ministries (a charity that aims to equip young people to live their lives for Jesus) as well as pastoring the associated church – Soul Survivor Watford. Mike speaks at conferences around the world, trying to make people laugh and point them towards Jesus at the same time. He has written a number of books, he loves to cook and tending his grape vines!
The Gathering 2017 will be at EventCity, next to one of the UK’s biggest shopping centres, Trafford Centre, Manchester.
Download, complete and return your booking form, highlighting the number places, parking and accommodation options that you require.
Cars: £8 weekend, £3 day. Minibus: £23 weekend, £13 day. Coach: £36 weekend, £20 day.
Accommodation: There are 1,000 hotel rooms nearby, several within a 10-20 minute walk from EventCity.
You may also like to investigate accommodation options listed on these websites: University Salford, University Manchester, CCI or ACS Cobham
Church Billets for Friday and Saturday nights are available on a first come, first served basis at £6 per person. Billets are split into two zones by journey time. Zone 1: up to 30 mins drive. Zone 2: up to 60 mins drive
Booking terms and conditions apply
Volunteering is a fantastic way to make a real and lasting difference at an event that makes a huge impact on the lives of many 100’s of young people from Elim churches across the UK. You’ll play a vital role in creating an unforgettable experience for all our delegates and be part of a great team as well as learning new skills along the way.
Each year we rely on a team of amazing volunteers joining the Limitless team to make the Gathering happen. Teams do everything from working in the main venue, social areas through to providing hospitality to our guests and team.
Team members receive free entry to the Gathering 2017, free billet church accommodation and free meals. See the information pack for more details.
If you’re 18 or over we’d love for you to have a look at these different roles: car parking, welcome, hospitality, production, social and exhibition.
Interested? Download the full volunteer information pack and volunteer application form.