Emma and Abby – GP Jr. Internship

March 14, 2017

He makes the impossible, possible! #mondaymotivation

March 13, 2017

He makes the impossible, possible! #mondaymotivation

He makes the impossible, possible! ?#mondaymotivation

Upcoming Transition For 707 Ministry – Farewell To Paula!

March 2, 2017

Paula VanOtteren has faithfully led our 707 program in a part-time capacity since 2014 and now in this new season, she has decided to step down from her role. We are sad to see Paula go, but we know she will continue to be a part of The GP family!

She wanted to share the following with The GP community about her transition:

“God has been at work in our family in a season of change. We are expecting our second baby in early June and in addition to this, the GP was gifted with a donation that will enable them to make the Associate Director of Discipleship a full time position (I have been in this role part time until now). So, with growth happening in our lives and in this program, I am stepping down from my role over the 707 program.
I believe that God is doing big things in this transition, and I will continue to cheerlead this program and the dedicated 707 leaders who make it all possible. I truly love the 707 program, and I will continue on as a 707 leader and a part of the GP community.
Personally, I am blessed to continue working part time from home through a recent opportunity, as well as help with our family’s two growing small businesses as we prepare to welcome our new baby!

I want to take this opportunity to say how much I have truly enjoyed working with this ministry and I know that the next staff person to join The GP team in this role will be blessed to have a such an awesome team of leaders. Thank you!”

Paula VanOtteren
We are so thankful for all the investment Paula has made into this ministry the last few years and we send her with our blessings!

During the transition, Madhur Dey (madhur@thegp.org), will be the temporary point of contact until a new staff member is in place. Madhur is the Director over the department 707 groups fall into and he will be able to help with any questions you may have. Please pray for us as we fill the Associate Director of Discipleship with a full time candidate.


Thank you Lord for being with us always!

February 27, 2017

Thank you Lord for being with us whatever campus we’re on, whatever struggle we’re working through. Thank you for being with us always. #mondaymotivation

Thank you Lord for being with us whatever campus we're on, whatever struggle we're working through. Thank you for being with us always. #mondaymotivation

Thank You For An Incredible 2017 Main Event For Adults!

What a night we had at the 2017 Main Event For Adults!

Last Thursday, along with hundreds of guests, we celebrated God’s work through The GP. Along with student testimonies, our Executive Director, Lucas Ramirez, shared about the great momentum in the organization and invited the community to join The GP in “reaching students before they need to be rescued!”

We also heard a dynamic keynote from C. L. “Shep” Shepherd as he shared with us his incredible and inspiring story. The crowd responded with a standing ovation!

It was a beautiful evening and the results blessed us by showing the deep community support for this ministry! We raised $170k towards our goal of $200k for the night – we are so grateful!! This will allow us to continue our student leadership development programs, mentor initiatives and evangelistic outreach to students.

In addition, we had many people sign up as volunteers to serve in GP programs and offer their support in other ways such as donating physical assets or access to their homes for our various program housing needs. Thank you everyone for your generosity!

If you were unable to join us last Thursday, but would like to support the work of The Gathering Place, it is not too late! You can call us anytime to volunteer, get involved and you can always give here or by calling our office (912-264-3474).

Thank you again to everyone for making the event such a huge success. We could not do what we do without the support from so many – on behalf of the students we serve – THANK YOU!!