The Great Lakes Gathering is designed to bring people together in Christian community. What that means is that we want each participant to come to see each member of the community as a sibling in Christ. When we’re able to see each other in this way, love for our neighbor takes hold and we can’t help but feel welcomed and included as the unique children of God that each of us are. The Great Lakes Gathering schedule is put together with this goal in mind. How and when we experience worship, small groups, recreation options, congregation/group time, and even our meal breaks are intentionally put together to maximize the opportunity for faith to grow as our relationships flourish with one another.