To replace their cancelled annual festival and after the success of last year’s “Bunker Edition” online event, Christian Vision for Men (CVM) will again be streaming online for their annual men’s festival “The Gathering”. Starting at 19:30 Friday 25th June 2021 and continuing Saturday 26th June 2021 with morning, afternoon and evening sessions, the event will be hosted by “Beechy” (Carl Beech, CVM President) and “Blackers” (Nathan Blackaby, CEO CVM) from a studio built by event production company Extreme Production Group.
With a theme this year of “The Journey”, exploring the challenges faced by men at each step of walking with Jesus, and appearances, testimony and interviews from guests such as comedian Steve Legg, Royal Navy Chaplain Dave Jeal, Andy Flute (former pro-boxer and author of “Jesus In My Corner”) and Mark Tate (The Grove Community and Urban Praise Project), music from Graham Kendrick, as well as Beechy and Blackers’ unique on-screen partnership, this event is unashamedly Gospel driven and seeking to reach men across the United Kingdom, as well as further afield.
CVM’s CEO, Nathan Blackaby, known by his on-screen persona “Blackers”, said
“We’re online again and what we learned last year was ‘we can do this really well’, [this year] we’re putting on an even bigger show and as always the gospel is going to be front and centre”.
The charity is encouraging men’s groups around the nation to get involved and host (inline with government guidance) local gatherings for the weekend to watch and interact with the live stream, as well as putting on other activities. Carl Beech added “This is a massive gospel opportunity to gather the guys in your garden and get involved”. A media pack for churches and groups is available from www.thegatheringformen.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.