FAQ's "Gathering of Tribal Nations Conference 2017"
FAQs about The Gathering of Tribal Nations 2017
Q. When and where is this event?
A. The event will take place Wednesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 24 in two locations. The first service starts at 7:00 PM on Wednesday under the BIG TENT on the grounds of Woodland Worship Center at 760 Airport Drive in Oneida, WI. The daytime services will be held at Living Hope Church at 1840 West Mason St. in Green Bay on Thursday-Saturday starting at 10:00 AM. All the evening meetings start at 7:00 PM and are under the BIG TENT.
Q. Is there a cost to attend?
A. Attendance at all Daytime and Evening services is free. Those who desire to make a donation will have an opportunity to give a freewill offering at the services. Pre-Registration is required by June 14th for anyone who wants to reserve meals and childcare offered during the daytime services at Living Hope Church. A one-time fee of $25 per adult (18 yrs. and older) includes 3 lunches, 3 dinners, and childcare at the Church. To Pre-Register for the meals and childcare, go to www.GatheringOfTribalNations.com and follow the instructions.
Q. Is this an event geared only to Native Americans?
A. While the event features mainly Native American speakers from various tribes across the country and from several countries, it is for anyone who wants to know more about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Bible. It is the hope of the organizers that people from all walks of life will come together for this amazing event.
Q. Is this event just another form of a Pow Wow?
A. This event is not a form of a Pow Wow, but has everything to do with God, as the Tribes of America and all people are coming together to hear from the Lord and get direction for our lives and communities. This conference will enrich your life. Come, let us worship the Lord from our hearts! Everyone is welcome!
Q. Do you have to commit to attend the whole event, or can you come to just part of it?
A. You are free to attend as many or as few of the services as your schedule allows. For those reserving meals and childcare at the Daytime Services, we encourage you to attend everything and take advantage of the meals provided. We also encourage you to invite other people to the event and let them know that they are welcome.
Q. Who is putting on this event?
A. It is co-sponsored by two local churches: Living Hope Church and Woodland Worship Center. However, the idea and event is brought to the area by Ron and Tyda Harvey, CEOs of Harvest Time Network Ministry and members of the Navajo Nation from
Window Rock, Arizona; and the Oklahoma faith-based United Tribes of Christ Fellowship. They bring a wealth of knowledge in running this type of event, and this is the 5th year since its inception.
Q. What is the purpose of this event?
A. The emphasis of the conference is Igniting the Nations for Christ. Native American Leaders, Chiefs, Presidents, Senators, Councils and Grand Chiefs will be in attendance. All tribal nations along with anyone interested in learning more about the Christian faith and walk are encouraged to attend part or all of the conference. The focus of the conference is to connect spiritually with every nation, tribe and people, regardless of creed or denomination.
Q. Will there be music?
A. Yes! Artists and musicians from Oklahoma and New Mexico along with local musicians will also provide music. It will be beautiful and attendees will be joining in singing.
Q. I don’t have any affiliation with a tribal nation or either of the churches mentioned. Is this still something I can attend?
A. Absolutely! The idea is that everyone is welcome. It will be a great time of learning about Native American cultures and vision for walking in faith. It will be culturally enriching, as well as spiritually rewarding.
Q. I don’t even know if I consider myself to be of the Christian faith, but this sounds interesting. Will I be welcome?
A. Yes, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and enjoy the experience. Just bring an open heart and mind, and it will be a time you won’t forget.
Q. Where can I find out more information?
A. For a complete itinerary of the event including registration details, please go to www.GatheringOfTribalNations.com. For general questions, please call 405-820-4254.
Q. I have a media connection, or I am with the media and would like to talk to someone about an interview. How do I reach someone?
A. For media interviews please call 928-814-5150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. What should I wear?
A. Normal business casual attire is encouraged, but feel free to come as you are. The evening meetings will be outside in a tent, so be sure to check the weather and bring a light jacket so you can be comfortable if the weather is cooler.
Q. Are handicap accessible facilities available?
A. Living Hope Church is completely handicap accessible. The tent site will have porta-potties that may not be handicap accessible.
Q. Is childcare available? Is there a fee?
A. Childcare will be available only during the daytime services at Living Hope Church. Pre-registration is necessary to receive childcare along with 6 adult meals for a one-time fee of $25. All childcare workers have had background checks and are approved.
Q. Is parking available nearby?
A. The Big Tent at Woodland Worship Center has parking off-site with shuttle buses transporting people to and from the Big Tent. Living Hope Church has parking on-site.
Q. Will I be expected to join something because I attend?
A. No, not at all. This is for spiritual information, enrichment and truth. You are more than welcome to attend either of the churches after the conference if you have an interest, but there will be no obligation of any kind for you to join or commit
to church attendance of any kind.
Q. I would like to bring a large group of people from out of town. Is that possible?
A. Yes, we welcome large groups. That would be good to know in advance, so contact Living Hope Church at 920-497-8022 or email ContactUs@lhcgb.com to let us know.
Q. I would like to volunteer for this event. Who do I contact?
A. For more information, please contact Living Hope Church at 920-497-8022 or email ContactUs@lhcgb.com