SENT Gathering

The 2017 SENT Gathering

See. Love. Act.

September 15 & 16


The SENT Gathering is an annual weekend event hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster.

SENT brings into focus God’s active work in our midst and how we are designed to take part.

In a year that marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation that revolutionized the church,

this present moment is unique and ripe with opportunity for faith to flourish.



The 2017 SENT Gathering will focus on the multiplying effect that takes place at the intersection of love and action.

Join us for this historic event. Invite God to shape today’s choices and ignite your imagination with the

possibilities that will guide you forward into the future.


Cost: $75

(includes all seminars & workshops, lunch and dinner on Saturday)

Click here to register


Speakers & Leaders

We are thrilled to welcome a circle of speakers and leaders to SENT 2017 who live life at the intersection of love and action. Each one brings a unique insight into how God is moving in our current time. Each one brings a unique story of how the call of God in their life shapes their daily choices. Their voices will kindle our conversations on how we best see…love…and act.

Nikki Toyama-Szeto leads at the intersection of faith, justice and culture. She is the executive director for Evangelicals for Social Action which builds movements for social change in Jesus’ name. Nikki is an accomplished author, mechanical engineer and previously served the International Justice Mission and InterVarsity where she was the program director for the Urbana Missions Conference.



Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University and for 40 years has led the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education, an organization which he founded to create and support programs serving needy communities.





Chris Hall is the president of Renovaré – a Christian nonprofit that provides practical resources for cultivating a life that makes us like Jesus from the inside out. In addition to authoring more than twelve books, Chris has served on the faculty of Eastern University for 26 years as a Distinguished Professor of Theology and Director of Academic Spiritual Formation.




Geoff Kohler leads the congregation at First Presbyterian in Lancaster in making sense of God’s interpenetrating activity in the world and then joining with God in it.  Writer and speaker, Geoff has helped create drama programs on the West Coast, youth groups in inner-city Philadelphia, a school system in Uganda, greenhouses in Costa Rica and self-activated expressions of faith in Lancaster, PA.




Worship Leader: Dave Helmuth is the founder and visionary leader of Ad Lib Music. With more than 25 years of experience in a broad tapestry of worship settings, Dave is a catalyst for encouraging and developing leaders that creatively help their congregations deeply connect with their Creator.


  • “Channels of Calling” conversations – on Saturday of SENT, attendees will choose from several conversation topics that carry influence our current culture (such as education, arts, business, medicine). Choose the conversation topic that most resonates with you (based upon your occupation, passion, giftedness, interest). Hear stories of how regular folks are living out lives of faith in these areas and join the conversation!


  • The First Presbyterian Chancel Choir will debut the first-ever singing of a new hymn published by FPC member Bruce Wittmaier.


  • Simpler Lunch options and relaxed Dinner meal together, included.


  • Focus on how we bring our individual callings together for community impact.



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