Gather

the 136th covenant Annual Meeting

Gather facilitates annual Covenant connections through the 136th Covenant Annual Meeting, Ministerium Annual Meeting, and the Ordination Service. Together we will continue to fulfill the mission of the Covenant through this important time of communal discernment.

Ordination Service

WATCH ON THE COVENANT YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Location

Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center

2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Rooms are Sold Out

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Rooms Available for $179/night

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ONSITE CHECK-IN 

As you arrive onsite there will be a Gather check-in area in the lobby near the hotel registration. That is where you can pick up your name badge, a copy of the Covenant Companion, a Covenant Trust Company portable charging block, a National Covenant Properties sponsored $10 lunch voucher, and ask any other questions that arise. 

Airfare

We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to Kansas City.

United Airlines Discount Code >>

 

Airport Transportation

To help with your transportation costs from the airport to the hotel, we have a SuperShuttle discount code for all our attendees. This discount will be active 5 days before and 5 days after our event dates, which should cover all itineraries. Your reservation needs to be made on the SuperShuttle or ExecuCar website or the app. The group code you can enter in the discount code field is KHC6Y. 

Reserve your SuperShuttle >>

Sponsors

Special thanks to our faithful ministry partners who have given generously to make Gather 2022 successful!  

Schedule

ALL TIMES SHOWN ARE IN THE CENTRAL TIME ZONE

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

  • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Technology Live Testing with Delegates

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Ministerium Annual Business Meeting >>

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am Executive Board Meeting
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am Executive Session Meeting
    (Elected, Liaisons & Covenant President)
  • 9:30 am – 11:30 am Technology Live Testing with Delegates
  • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Fellowship Lunch
  • 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm 136th Annual Meeting Business: Session I
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Break
  • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Worship

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

  • 7:00 am Covenant Kids Congo Walk for Water >>
  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm 136th Annual Meeting Business: Session II
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Serve Globally Luncheon >>
  • 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm 136th Annual Meeting Business: Session III
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Break
  • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Ordination Rehearsal
  • 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Worship

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm 136th Annual Meeting Business: Session IV
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
  • 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm 136th Annual Meeting Business: Session V
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Break
  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Worship: Commissioning, Ordination, and Consecration
    (Reception for ordinands immediately following)

Delegate Information

Gather facilitates annual Covenant connections through the 136th Covenant Annual Meeting, Ministerium Annual Meeting, and the Ordination Service. Together we will continue to fulfill the mission of the Covenant through this important time of communal discernment.

The Covenant Executive Board voted to make this our first-ever hybrid meeting, so delegates will have the opportunity to join in-person or virtually for all portions of Gather 2022. The theme for this year’s event is “Above All Else,” and we believe Gather will be a time to reaffirm the values and bonds that keep our denomination strong as we highlight the ways God is at work “above all else.”

Annual Meeting Voting Platform


Did you know that all voting during Gather 2022 will be done through the AGM software—even if you’re joining us in-person? All delegates, including those joining us onsite, need to have a charged and connected smartphone or tablet, or a computer running AGM, in order to fully participate. Please take a few minutes to watch this video and familiarize yourself with how it all works. 

Also, here’s a link you can use to test whether the device you are planning to use at Gather will run AGM well (if the video runs, you’re good to go!).

We are Here to Help


For technical support on the AGM online voting platform contact (800) 638-0246 or email support@conveneagm.com

Please reach out to events@covchurch.org or (800) 910-2442 for additional assistance. 

Annual Meeting Agenda

We plan to give each agenda item the time necessary to ensure that it is fully addressed. To do this well while doing our best to adhere to the schedule as it currently exists, per Standing Rule 9, the moderator shall have the discretion to revise the order of agenda items to accommodate scheduling needs. Also, should we happen to address all business prior to the projected schedule’s end time, it is at the discretion of the Annual Meeting Officers to adjourn the meeting early.

Delegate Orientation

Candidate Meet & Greets

Tammy Swanson-Draheim

Nominee for President of The Evangelical Covenant Church

Read Q&A with Tammy Swanson-Draheim >>

Grace Shim

Nominee for Executive Minister of Serve Globally

Read Q&A with Grace Shim >>

Herb Frost

Nominee for Executive Minister of Ordered Ministry and Develop Leaders

Read Q&A with Herb Frost >>

We are Here to Help

For technical support on the AGM online voting platform contact (800) 638-0246 or email support@conveneagm.com

Please reach out to events@covchurch.org or (800) 910-2442 for additional assistance.