The Apprentice Gathering

September 26-28, 2024

A three-day conference for individuals desiring a deeper relationship with God through learning and engaging in Christian discipleship and formation. Join James Bryan Smith, Emily P. Freeman, Skye Jethani, Ken Shigematsu, Heather Thompson Day, Brian Zahnd and many more amazing speakers for a special weekend!

The Apprentice Gathering is an annual conference for individuals longing to grow in their journey into Christlikeness. This 2.5 day event brings together more than 750 church leaders and laity to join in community to learn and grow as they continue to explore what being a follower of Jesus truly looks like.

This year's theme is "Glory, Grace, and Truth."

The gathering offers a diverse presenter line-up including five "A-Talks" held in the historic Alumni Auditorium at Friends University. You will also be able to choose two of over 20 Friday workshops being offered in the morning and afternoon. These 75-minute sessions allow for smaller group, interactive sessions with the presenters. Two optional spiritual direction group sessions are also available during breaks.

Two half-day small group intensive sessions are held on Thursday morning and afternoon as preconference offerings. Because not everyone is available to attend these intensives, they are an add-on to the general registration and enrollment is capped at a specific number to allow for participant interaction.

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September 26-28, 2024


Friends University
Wichita, KS