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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.   Exhibits Go-Round   
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.
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.
12:30 p.m. — 1:45 p.m.   Exhibits Go-Round   
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.   Exhibits Go-Round  
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.
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.
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
Mike Lindell is a North American household name—and is one of the greatest advocates for Christ focused addiction recovery. Mike’s own journey reflects that in a big way. Hear his story and get a copy of his book, What Are the Odds?
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.
9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.  

St. Matthew’s House 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:

TOUR ONE will stay in Naples proper and look at Justin’s Place Recovery Program, their main thrift store, catering company, detailing center, and housing development.

TOUR TWO will head to LaBelle in Hendry County to St. Matthew’s addiction recovery campus, built on a former golf resort. You’ll see their extensive farm and hydroponic operations.

For those on TOUR TWO, RSW airport is on the way back. We’ll have a 1:00 p.m. drop-off at the terminal for those who have a flight to catch and don’t want to return to Naples.

The additional cost for TOUR ONE or TOUR TWO includes transportation and lunch. Space is limited. Indicate your interest in this optional opportunity when you register online.
1:00 p.m. Departure   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. Indicate your interest for more information when you register online.