The Past, Present and The Near Future

The Past …

The Gathering helps imperfect people find and follow Christ. Most of the ministry takes place at Community First! Village. Once a year we host two retreats outside of Austin -- the Walk to Siloam for men and the Walk to Samaria for women. These awesome getaways allow our friends the opportunity to hit the “pause” button while unpacking their stories and considering the radically real claims of Jesus, our Healer and Rescuer. The responses from the weekends were overwhelmingly positive: 


 “I never understood God’s love for me until this weekend.”  (John)

“Hearing the powerful stories of Jesus giving people a new life never gets old.” (Helen)

“This retreat has given me a glimpse into what heaven will look like one day.” (Sheila)

“The brutal authenticity + the power of the Gospel removes all barriers.”  (Ed)

The Present … 

The Freeman’s are seeking to raise an additional $35,000 to purchase a park model tiny home at Community First! that will facilitate:

  • a place of permanence for The Gathering to help imperfect people find and follow Christ 

  • a venue to host supporters and disciple ministry leaders


The park model home will serve as “The Gathering Getaway” and will foster Christ-centered spiritual renewal and refocus. The Gathering is a mission that is 100% donor-funded through generous, tax-deductible contributions. You may invest HERE.

The Near Future …

We are excited to host two nights of worship and learning that will spotlight the Judeo Christian story of forgiveness, peace and hope in Christ.  Join The Gathering at Community First! for a powerful Passover celebration:

  • Saturday, April 6 at 5:05pm:  Intro to Passover and the Jewish roots of the Christian faith

  • Sunday, April 7 at 5:05pm:  Passover Seder meal to see, hear and experience the story of Jesus  

More details are on our Facebook page HERE 

 Please pray …

  • that God would raise up more volunteers as we empower the greater body of Christ to serve alongside the homeless … volunteer and serve by clicking HERE.

  • that God would provide the funds needed to bring Christ to the disabled, chronically homeless at Community First! and beyond … you can invest HERE

  • that the Gospel of Christ and the power of His grace and truth would transform lives. 

Jesus in the Passover (2-night event)

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Join The Gathering at Community First! Village as we share the hope of Jesus, the Messiah, with two nights of worship and learning that spotlights the Judeo Christian story of forgiveness of sin, peace with God, and the hope of eternity. This is a free event, and no RSVP is required! Come join us.

* Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 5:05pm at Unity Hall — Intro to Passover / the Jewish roots of the Christian Faith. This will include a time of worship and a meal.

* Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 5:05pm at Unity Hall — Participate in a traditional Passover Seder meal to see, hear, and experience the story of redemption from the viewpoint of the Israelites and Egyptians awaiting the coming of the Messiah. Please note, this night is a sit-down meal with teaching that will last 90-120 minutes.

Teaching provided by Light of Messiah Ministries, which exists to take the message of Jesus back to the Jewish people, and to teach the Christian church about our Jewish heritage and foundation.

More info:

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