we exist to gather, equip and unleash
women to live out their calling.

the if:gathering launch team prays for the women at
the 2015 if:gathering

In 2007 Jennie Allen sensed God telling her to disciple a generation. It seemed to be an impossible and improbable calling. Jennie knew that if this call was truly from God, then He would make it a reality. So for years she waited, took small steps of obedience, and watched God begin to open doors and give favor.

The vision was to gather, equip, and unleash women to live out God’s calling on their lives. So Jennie, together with a team of friends, formally established IF:Gathering. In our wildest of dreams, we couldn’t have imagined what would happen next.

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what we believe

In response to great division and theological disputes in the first three centuries of the church, a council formed to bring unity and agreement over the most essential doctrines of Christianity. One of the creeds that has stood the test of time is the Nicene Creed. This creed became a guiding statement of faith for the Church. We now find ourselves divided over many, many things - and yet about the most important things we whole-heartedly agree.

The Nicene Creed:


We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen

Want to learn more about the Nicene Creed?
We unpacked the truths of Nicene Creed on IF:Equip.

Our Values

AUTHORITY

We believe the God of the Universe reveals and defines Himself though His Word. We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are verbally inspired by God, fully trustworthy and of supreme and final authority in what they say.

THE CHURCH

We believe in the universal Church, expressed through local bodies of believers, as the primary means of faithful expression to God. We are passionate about creating resources and tools to serve the church as they serve women around the world.

PARTICIPATORY

We dream of women in every city using their gifts to make God’s name great in their communities. This will take all of us forsaking comfort for the good of the people around us.

AUTHENTICITY

We believe honest conversations with one another lead to greater faith. We want to create safe environments where women can bring their wrestling, their doubts, and their confessions.

HONORING

We believe that we stand on the shoulders of faithful women who have gone before us and have given us God. We seek to honor each other regardless of age or denomination.

HUMILITY

We believe humility is the result of seeing the greatness of God. We don’t come to IF to find ourselves, we come to IF to lose ourselves.

CHRIST-CENTERED

We believe Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Everything we do is grounded in the truth of Christ’s life, death and resurrection.

living out the vision

We gather, equip and unleash women to live out their calling by creating tools and resources for the local church and the women they serve. We put these tool in hands of women who desire to change their local context for the glory of God and the good of others. Check out our current resources below.

IF:Gathering

An annual two day gathering in Austin, Texas and simulcast all across the world in local homes, churches and communities, IF:Gathering is when we collectively come together to wrestle with essential questions of faith and encounter God in a way that allows us to be unleashed to give Him away.

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IF:Equip

IF:Equip is a free, daily study resource that allows women to engage with scripture, hear from leaders, and converse about how it applies to their lives. It connects women via the web, but it can also be used as a Bible study tool for small groups.

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IF:Pray

Connect back to the Source of what matters most: God. This once a year event simulcast and allows women from all around the world to find themselves humbly on their knees, laying down their burdens and lifting up their praise in collective prayer.

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IF:Table

This resource is simple: Two hours, four questions, six women. This monthly event offers the space and conversation-starting resources to let women love one another and flourish together as they create a setting to be honest and wrestle through deep questions and celebrate the joy of community.

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IF:Citywide

What if your city came together for a meal and a conversation about jesus? We dream of you gathering your neighbors, coworkers, those that know God, and those that don't know about God but want to hear more. Together, we'll share a meal and explore what it means to follow Jesus in a safe, non-intimidating context where people can bring their questions and wrestle it out.

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The Vision

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View the IF:Gathering 2015/2016 annual report.

The Annual Report

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