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Schedule

 

Tuesday, September 1

10:00 a.m. — 7:15 p.m.
Citygate Network Registration Open
11:00 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.
New Member Reception
If you are new to Citygate Network, come meet our president and members of the staff, plus some of our board members. Learn about our member services and where we feel God is taking our network.
1:30 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.
REVIVE! Reunion
This will be our getting-back-together kick-off. Count on it being upbeat and downhome, informal and informative. There will be both celebration and recognition as we worship the Lord and hear testimonies from across the continent about what God has done in the midst of a pandemic. Citygate Network President John Ashmen—yes, he'll get a haircut before Naples—and Minister-at-Large Robert Loggins will host this emotionally moving session.
3:45 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.   Reviving Our Spirits
See Workshops page.
5:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.   Dinner on the Grounds   
It will be formal dining, but outside, within the sound of the surf (weather permitting).
7:00 p.m. — 8:15 p.m.   Plenary Session #1
Former Wycliffe president and Seed Company creative director Hyatt Moore will weave his amazing art into a creative message for this moment in time. Worship music will be led by Dan and Sandy Adler and Friends.
8:15 p.m. — 9:15 p.m.   Exhibit Ramble   
Many of our business members will join us in Florida. This will be a chance to get to know them better, network with each other, and top off the evening with dessert. The displays are located in five interconnected areas. Be sure to go all the way ’round.
9:30 p.m. — Whenever   Generation Groups
Throughout our time on the Gulf we will provide opportunities for people to gather in various groups. Tonight, it’s by generations.

 

Wednesday, September 2

 
7:00 a.m. — 7:15 p.m.   Citygate Network Registration Open
7:00 a.m. — 7:30 a.m.   Public Reading of Scripture
We’ll start our days with selected Bible passages, clearly read and with soft music and sound effects. The Holy Spirit does the interpretation.
7:45 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast   
There will be food stations set up among the exhibits in the hotel’s conference center, including yogurt, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, juices, and coffee. Come meet and eat.
7:45 a.m. — 8:45 a.m.   Exhibits Go-round
9:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.   Plenary Session #2
Stephen Mansfield will do the first of two sessions in which he will look at everything going on in our world—from pandemics to political turmoil—and talk about how even in the midst of fear and uncertainty, the perspective and actions of Christ-followers can confound the wise and make a difference.
10:45 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.   Reviving Our Teams
See Workshops page.
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.   Exhibits Go-Round
12:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.   Lunch and More   
We will serve a plated lunch in four locations between the pro shop and the dining terrace, giving you several settings from which to choose as you reconnect with colleagues and business partners.
2:15 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.   Reviving Our Strategies
See Workshops page.
4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.   If There’s a Next Time”
Hear Dr. Robert Marbut from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness talk about the lessons learned in the COVID-19 pandemic, and what homeless services providers need to be doing in case a similar situation comes upon us sooner than we might think.
5:30 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.   Dinner on the Grounds   
We’ll count on good weather again and enjoy some alfresco dining under the warm setting sun.
7:00 p.m. — 8:15 p.m.   Plenary Session #3
Stephen Mansfield will return with his second encouraging message from God’s Word to help us face our world. Praise and worship will be led by Dan and Sandy Adler and Friends.
8:15 p.m. — 9:15 p.m.   Exhibit Ramble  
Here’s another chance to meet our business members in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy dessert at the same time.
9:30 p.m. — Whenever   District Groups
Tonight, we will meet and connect based on what part of North America we’re from. This will be territorial networking with folks you know...or should by now.

 

Thursday, September 3

 
7:00 a.m. — 3:45 p.m.
Citygate Network Registration Open
7:00 a.m. — 7:30 a.m.
Public Reading of Scripture
Another day brings another selection of relevant scriptures to give spiritual perspective.
7:45 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.   Continental Breakfast   
Don’t grab and go; grab and stay. Network with other mission leaders and business members.
7:45 a.m. — 8:45 a.m.   Exhibits Go-round
9:00 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.   Plenary Session #4
Laughter is the best medicine, so we asked one of our favorite doctors, Mike Williams, to pay us a house call—he lives nearby—and administer a generous dose. We’ll have other special guests join us in this session, as well.
10:45 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.   Reviving Our Stakeholders
See Workshops page.
12:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.   Lunch and More   
Switch to a new table in a new location today—inside or out—to enjoy a plated lunch and great company—particularly with our business partners.
12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.   Exhibits Go-round
2:15 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.   Reviving Our Cities
See Workshops page.
3:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.   Collaboration Time
This is your time to get together with friends and hang out by the pool, take that walk on the beach, play a round of golf, shop and have dinner on famous Fifth Avenue South, or do whatever you’d like.
7:30 p.m. — 8:45 p.m.   Plenary Session #5
Tonier Cain-Muldrow’s story of survival on the streets is captivating and maddening. In this session, she will reflect on her own narrative and engage in conversations with peers about how Citygate Network can best be a leader in racial and spiritual unity.
9:15 p.m. — Whenever   Professional Groups
This last evening’s networking is by area of responsibility—the job that you do at the ministry where you serve. Hear how your peers have handled the uniqueness of the past several months.

 

Friday, September 4

 
7:00 a.m. — 8:15 a.m.   Citygate Network Registration Open
7:00 a.m. — 7:30 a.m.   Public Reading of Scripture
Today’s scripture selection has been chosen to encourage and motivate you going forward.
8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.   Picnic Breakfast   
Our last meal together will be a boxed breakfast that you can take to your favorite place on the property and enjoy with friends.
8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.   St. Matthew’s House (SMH) Tours       
A visit to our local member’s expansive facilities is worth an extra half day. St. Matthew’s House operates in three counties. You can choose between two different tours. The additional cost includes transportation and lunch. Space is limited. Indicate your interest in this optional opportunity when you register online.

  SMH La Belle Tour
Depart from Naples Beach Hotel at 8:30 a.m.
Travel time from Naples to La Belle is 1.5 hours each way.
This tour will head to the town of La Belle in Hendry County where SMH operates a hotel and has its men’s addiction recovery program, utilizing a former golf resort. You’ll see their extensive farm, “Fruit Forest,” and hydroponic operations.

  SMH Naples Tour
Depart from Naples Beach Hotel at 9:30 a.m.
This tour will stay in Naples proper and look at Justin’s Place Recovery Program, their main thrift store, catering company, detailing center, and housing development. There is so much to see that is unique to this ministry organization.

1:00 p.m. Departure

(Saturday-Monday)

  Puerto Rico Fact-Finding Trip    
If you are interested in seeing Citygate Network expand and want to spend another two nights in the Caribbean, come with us to Puerto Rico and look at the possibilities for a new member organization in this unincorporated U.S. territory. We’ll meet for dinner at our headquarters hotel in San Juan at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Tour the greater San Juan area with our local hosts on Sunday, attend a local church service and meet with area pastors, and leave after lunch on Monday.