Q: Where do we use the conversation cards when RE:Living IF:Gathering?

Please note we’ve added all durations in (min:sec) format next to the talk. 

Session 1

1. Angie Smith & Annie Lobert (26:45)
2. Jennie Allen (27:20)

— Conversation Cards #1 —

3. Spoken Word by Amena Brown Owen & Ann Voskamp (7:32)
4. Christine Caine (38:50)

— Conversation Cards #2 —

Session 2
1. Ann Voskamp (27:53)

— Conversation Cards #3 —

Session 3
1. Sarah Bessey (17:05)
2. Kristin Armstrong (14:31)
3. Bianca Olthoff (21:27)
4. Rebekah Lyons (34:26)

— Conversation Cards #4 —

5. Shelley Giglio (19:12)
6. Deidra Riggs, Florence Mugisha, Caitlin Crosby & Julie Manning (26:11)


— Conversation Cards #5 —


Session 4
1. Melinda Doolittle (11:10)
2. Esther Havens & Laura Choy (14:36)
3. Jen Hatmaker (40)
4. Tara Jenkins (18:29)
5. The Leadership Panel - Jen Hatmaker, Rebekah Lyons, Jennie Allen, Lindsey Nobles & Bianca Olthoff (22:41)

— Conversation Cards #6 —

A Guide to Re:Live IF

Session 1
1. Angie Smith & Annie Lobert
2. Jennie Allen
3. Spoken Word by Amena Brown Owen & Ann Voskamp
4. Christine Caine 

Session 2
1. Ann Voskamp

Session 3
1. Sarah Bessey
2. Kristin Armstrong
3. Bianca Olthoff
4. Rebekah Lyons
5. Shelley Giglio
6. Deidra Riggs, Florence Mugisha, Caitlin Crosby & Julie Manning


Session 4
1. Melinda Doolittle
2. Esther Havens & Laura Choy
3. Jen Hatmaker
4. Tara Jenkins
5. The Leadership Panel - Jen Hatmaker, Rebekah Lyons, Jennie Allen, Lindsey Nobles & Bianca Olthoff

Worship Set List

Session #1:

"Jesus is Better" - Austin Stone Worship
"10,000 Reasons" - Matt Redman
"Oceans" - Hillsong United

"With Everything" - Hillsong United
"Come Thou Fount"
"God I Look to You" - Bethel Church

Session #2

"Holy, Holy, Holy"
"Agnus Dei"
"Be Thou My Vision"
"Wonderful Merciful Savior" - Selah
"Reason to Sing" - All Sons and Daughters
"Like Incense" - Hillsong

"Healing is in Your Hands" - Christy Nockels
"How He Loves" - David Crowder
"It Is Well with My Soul" 

"Nothing but the Blood of Jesus"
"King of Love" - Austin Stone Worship
"Love Shines" - Austin Stone Worship
"Forever Reign" - Hillsong 

Session #3

"One Thing Remains" - Kristian Stanfill
"I Stand Amazed in the Presence (How Marvelous)" - Chris Tomlin 
"Desert Song" - Hillsong United
"I Will Follow" - Chris Tomlin
"Oceans" - Hillsong United

Session #4

"Always" - Kristian Stanfill
"I Surrender" - Hillsong United
"God I Look to You" - Bethel Church

"Love Shines" - Austin Stone Worship
"How Great Thou Art" 
"Jesus is Better" - Austin Stone Worship

Worship leaders at IF:Gathering, February 7-8: 
Aaron Ivey Band
Christy Nockels
Melissa Greene
Melinda DooLittle
Lauren Chandler

We are excited to provide this tool for your groups to go deep and really open up about life and God. We recommend that you download, print, and cut the conversation cards. These cards will guide discussion time in each of the break out discussion sessions and during meal breaks.

Lay them out for each small group to use. There is a number (1-6) that appears on each card. That number corresponds to a breakout discussion time. The IF:Local backstage hosts will prompt you to know which questions to discussion. 

Here are instructions for how to use the cards:

1. Lay out the cards that are all labeled the same number with the questions facing up.

2. Allow each woman to grab her favorite question

3. Take turns having each woman ask the question on her card. Allow time for anyone who wants to share or respond to the question. 

IF:Local Encouragement

From: Jennie Allen

Friends- gosh you IF:local girls are always on our minds and in our prayers. I want you to know we are working just as hard on building an amazing experience for you as we are for Austinites. We are so thankful for you and your trust to step out in faith and lead and build. 

As I have read your questions and concerns I want to say:

Do not worry about size. If God wills, IF is just beginning for all of us. This first baby one will be relaxed and organic (which are other words for “likely a big fat mess!”) SO have fun invite a few friends or a ton and keep it low key. If God wills we will do this again very soon, with much more clarity and resources to help you grow it. In the meantime enjoy the unknowns, stress, confusion of the birth of something. Birthing is never pretty or easy or smooth but there is nothing on earth like living through the beauty of that kind of mess. I am at the helm of the mess and I am actually loving the view… your faith and obedience coming together with ours to birth a work of God in our time. SO MOVED BY YOU! 

“Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”-Jesus Matthew 17:20

Let’s watch God move some mountains through our smidgen of faith, friends.

We know that you are having to make a lot of decisions on how to organize your IF:Local gathering. Hear from one IF:Local group about how they are organizing food, fostering community, covering expenses, livestream technology and more! 

Q: What is the content for February?

Answer:

This 2-day gathering will address the question “IF God is real… THEN what?”

IF God is real…

The first day we will focus on the character of God through confession, prayer, worship, communion, and teaching.

THEN what?

The second day, we dive into our “then” statements individually and collectively. We’ll explore our unique individual callings and we’ll begin to pray and talk about unity.

The scripture that is the framework for our time together is loosely based on Hebrews 12:1-2:

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 

IF:Local Talking Points

Many of you are passionate about getting your communities involved, and we are trusting you to explain what IF:Gathering is. Let us help you effectively communicate to your friends, your church, and your community about the vision, goals and purpose for IF:Gathering

Below are some talking points to help guide you as you prepare.

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