“He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me scatters” (Matthew 12:30).
Gathering is central to the life and ministry of Jesus. He was sent by God as the Missionary Savior. Thus, gathering is the missional task of the church. This focal point is the key to overcoming a consumer mentality and is the one exercise that prevents spiritual atrophy and inward preoccupation in the life of a congregation.