Why are all of these big name Christians hanging around the Phoenician? Turns out that the Phoenician is hosting a conference for The Gathering.
You may be forgiven if you have not heard of The Gathering. It is a fairly exclusive group of affluent Christians.
The group started in 1985 with a simple agenda: bring together like-minded individuals to serve as a sounding board of peers, as an information resource, and a source of spiritual encouragement. The Gathering annual conference brings together almost four hundred people. The criteria for an invitation to the conference is an individual, family or their foundation giving a minimum of $200,000 annually to Christian ministries.
Lorraine spoke with one of the organizers today and she asked us to attend a private evening with the Jars of Clay. Neat.