If Gathering was established to: “gather, equip, and unleash the next generation of women to live out their purpose.” Jennie Allen is the founder and visionary behind if gathering. It is run by ten leaders, four advisors, and two staff. If equip which I am familiar with is a part of if gathering along with if unleash. If equip is a free, simple equipping tool for reading the Bible daily. Their hope is for women all over the world to “know God more deeply and to live out their purpose.” I am so very grateful for all the hard work that the women put into if equip! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
On if equip Monday through Friday there is a bible passage to be read and discussed. Sometimes on Fridays a spiritual poem will be used. After the passage there is a prerecorded video of two ladies that vary daily talking about the passage. There is always a question around the passage that is discussed too. The videos usually last 2-3 minutes long and are wonderful. You really get to know the personalities and hearts of the women in the videos. Personally as a visual learner, I enjoy the videos so much. Also, it appears like it is just two friends sitting on couches talking about the Bible over coffee. After reading the Bible passage and watching the video, then it is the online communities turn. The brave women in the online community choose to leave comments. I enjoy reading each and every one. Often, I learn so much from the if equip community. Some ladies go very deep into their personal life which is awesome. They trust us to pray for them. I have made some friends whom I have never met yet. I cannot say enough about if equip. I truly look forward to Mondays and am saddened on our weeks off. Currently, we are studying some important ladies from the bible. We studied Eve last week and this week we are focusing on Sarah. There is just something about a community learning together that is amazing and calming to me. If you are looking for a safe place to learn about the Bible among other women I encourage you to check it out. You will not be sorry that you did!