Ministry Partnership with a Purpose

The Gathering helps imperfect people find and follow Christ. We could NOT accomplish this life-giving mission without the generous investment of faithful volunteers and ministry partners. We are grateful for the way God is raising up laborers from the greater body of Christ (and beyond) to serve alongside The Gathering at Community First! Village.  

Watch this testimony from Pastor A.W. Anthony Mays on the “why” fueling the mobilization and missional efforts of Mt Sinai Baptist Church in Austin.

Please join us in praying that God would raise up more laborers for the harvest at Community First! Village.  

To serve and volunteer alongside The Gathering, please refer to our calendar.  

To invest financially in The Gathering, click here 

2018 Overview & Ministry Initiatives

Hello Friends & Merry Christmas!

As 2018 comes to a close and we prepare for 2019, we would love for you to come alongside The Gathering at Community First! with financial support. Your investment allows us to continue expanding the ministry opportunities God is giving us! We are excited to be a part of a special movement to serve the disabled, chronically homeless. Your generosity empowers us to continue bringing Christ to folks who are transitioning out of a lifestyle of being despised and rejected and into a dignified community of grace and mercy.   

God is at work. THANK YOU for making a difference.

To make a special year-end investment to The Gathering go to:

To volunteer with The Gatheringgo to:

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No Perfect People Allowed

The Gathering helps imperfect people find and follow Christ.  We are a unique expression of the church.  We welcome everyone … the broken and the together … the over employed, the under employed and the unemployable … the incompetent and the over qualified … the addicted, the divorced, the abandoned and the widowed … the immoral and the moral … the filthy and the filthy rich … those who are a “model citizen” and those who are a mess. We span the spectrum of spiritual backgrounds … from the churched and de-churched to the unchurched.  

Put simply, The Gathering is a Christ-centered mission at Community First! Village that avoids denominational, cultural, economic, or racial distinction.  

We strive to be faith-based, not faith-biased. Our aim is to be a unique multi-cultural expression of the greater body of Christ. We believe that we should seek unity in the theological essentials (primary issues), liberty in the theological non-essentials (secondary issues) and charity (grace) in all things.  

The Gathering desires to create 3 ministry environments:

1).  KNOW (helping people know Christ personally) … believing everyone matters to God 

2).  GROW (helping people grow in Christ spiritually) … aiming for progress, not perfection

3).  SERVE (helping people serve people and advance God’s kingdom passionately) … advocating the thinking that it is not about you.

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The Gathering is volunteer led.  Please join our team (see above) in helping imperfect people find and follow Christ. Serve opportunities are for individuals, groups and families.Volunteer HERE.


We are 100% donor-funded through generous, tax-deductible contributions. To invest and grow the mission of The Gathering click HERE.