The Art of Gathering
For Priya Parker, all gatherings start with one question: “Why do this?”
When we are clear on our why, we make gatherings worthy of those who show up and worthy of God’s dream for the world. When we lack clarity on why we gather, our liturgy turns from joyful and intentional to boring and rote. Parker’s book, The Art of Gathering, is a handbook for bringing people together for creative, purposeful, and transformative events.
Read the book, and then join Steve Mullaney, Director of the University Episcopal Community, to reflect on how Parker’s principles can be brought to our faith community gatherings. The Art of Gathering will inspire you to fine-tune everything from coffee hour to liturgy to vestry meetings to make all your gatherings truly count.
Follow-up coaching on these skills is available after the event!
A former comedy writer and a forever community organizer, Steve Mullaney has served as Executive Director of UEC since 2012. Steve works with young adults to build communities full of faith, joy & justice. A relentless innovator and organizer, Steve has co-created intentional communities, leadership development programs and worshipping communities. Steve has presented at FORMA, The Episcopal Church's Young Adult & Campus Ministry Conference and a variety of local, regional and national church contexts.