Charity Spotlight: The Gathering Place
We are very proud to have The Gathering Place participate in this year’s Birdies Fore Love and Tix 4 Kids programs.The Gathering Place has been serving the youth in our area since 1981. Their mission is to reach students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to equip students to be effective Christian leaders and to send students to impact their local schools, churches and communities.
One of The Gathering Place’s most visible outreach programs is The Main Event. Every summer a diverse crowd of over 1,000 young people from Glynn County and surrounding areas join together to listen to the gospel message, given by some of the nation’s most gifted communicators. Students at The Main Event describe it as “a party by students for students.”
The Gathering Place also supports students through High School and College internships. They believe in the concept of “Apprenticeship”, and desire to build a culture where creating strong Christian leaders for the next generation is priority. The Gathering Place currently partners with over 15 local businesses and organizations that allow these interns into their businesses to “apprentice” them. This full-time, paid internship gives practical leadership teaching, community service experience and a professional job placement with one of the local business partners.
The Gathering Place believes their summer programs provide a safe outlet for children to be involved in during their summer downtime. Often time’s students are easily involved in activities that could be harmful to them and their peers. By providing these programs starting at a young age they are preparing the next generation of positive young leaders.
To get involved in The Main Event, check out www.thegp.org or check out the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thegpfanpage. The program runs every Sunday through July 29th starting at 8:45 PM; be sure to arrive early to get your seat!