Growth + Expansion = Kingdom Opportunities

by Matt Freeman, Pastor Dude

Community First! Village is in expansion mode with Phase 2 construction in the works.  

Phase 2 will include: 

  • 100 RV/Park homes

  • 200 Micro-homes

  • Space for 300 more disabled, chronically homeless folks to be lifted off the streets (bringing the total population of CF! to 525)

  • 7 Laundry/Restroom/Shower Facilities

  • 7 Outdoor Kitchens

  • Community Gardens providing organic vegetable production and hundreds of fruit and nut-bearing trees

  • Community Works Building providing micro enterprise opportunities that enable our friends who have experienced homelessness to earn a dignified income

  • Wellness and Respite Center (20,000 sq. ft. facility) providing extensive primary and home healthcare


HERE is more about Community First! Village

Q:  What does the growth and expansion mean for The Gathering?

A:  Growth + Expansion = Kingdom Opportunities. The current population of CF! is 200 folks. In the next 2-3 years, the overall population will increase to just over 500 folks. We anticipate needing additional volunteers involved to pray, care, serve and invest. We invite you to join us (see the link to serve and invest below).


Your investment fuels our mission to compassionately serve friends like Tammy & Charles and create an environment for imperfect people to find and follow Christ … THANK YOU!


  • That we would heed these challenging words of Jesus, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into the harvest.” (Matthew 9:27-38)  We need more folks involved in helping imperfect people find and follow Christ.  HERE are ways for churches, small groups and individuals to serve.

  • For Godly wisdom to grow our mission as we prepare to open Phase 2 at Community First! (including the opportunity to minister to an additional 300 neighbors being lifted off the streets).

  • For Matt & Chris Freeman as they serve the Lord and the folks at CF! Pray that they would sink their roots deeply into a personal, intimate, meaningful love relationship with Jesus (John 15:1-11).


The Gathering is a mission that is 100% donor-funded through generous, tax-deductible contributions. We are aiming to raise an additional $100,000 by year end for the purchase of a micro-home on Phase 2, to add a staff role in 2020 and make a gift to the ministry of CF! Thank you for your investment. Donations and special gifts can be made to The Gathering by clicking HERE.

PO Box 6211, Austin, TX 78762


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