Frequently Asked Questions / Rules while at the Gathering

CGAF Rules while at the Gathering

See download-able form on Home Page for complete details.
Dress appropriate for the occasion
Minimize the use of technology for the week; This is a week of study, fellowship, and devotion towards God.
Be kind to others and if you need help or don't know about a situation seek advice through pray and help from others.
Be responsible for your actions; If you don't do something at home don't do it at the Gathering.
If you have any questions please contact one of the committee  members for clarification on the rules for the Gathering.
Committee members that can help are Karen Guist, Alan Guist, Brad Rek, and others.

CGAF Gathering Financial Assistance Guidelines

The Abrahamic Faith Gathering committee recognizes that there are brethren whom have both short and long-term financial problems. We would like to do all that we can to make it financially possible for all brothers and sisters to attend. We certainly want to contribute to the poor among the saints and to do everything possible to enable any to attend with financial aid. However, as part of our own stewardship, we need to consider each applicants individual situation and give Biblical advice for principles that may help find a solution. Below are sound scriptural guidelines that we hope will be considered as part of requests for financial aid.

  • If in need, pray about your situation.
    There are many verses that direct us to seek Gods help when we are in need. It may be advisable to seek financial advice from local brethren or financial institutions to resolve current problems. See
    Matt 6:25-33, Matt 7:7-11, Prov 21:20
  • Ask your own relative for financial help first.
    Paul’s instruction to Timothy in
    1 Tim 5:8-10,16 makes it a principle that believers should first seek help from relatives. We realize that often this help is not possible either, but Paul’s advice is meant for our own edification and use. Paul gave the principle that the church should not be burdened, except to help those truly in need.
  • Strive to be debt-free.
    Live simply, free from the love of money. Scripture clearly directs Christians to aim for zero to low debt. (
    Rom 13:8; Prov 22:7, 26-27) Financial bondage to the world (with all of its lusts) can be avoided by being diligent to not spend more than each person earns. This is a huge problem in our Western society and, sadly, seriously afflicts our own community. See also  Matt 6:19-21; Ecc 5:10-12
  • Plan ahead, save for Bible School by budgeting.
    Just as each of us must plan for unknown expenses, good financial stewardship plans for future Bible Schools. Prov 13:11 says He who gathers money little by little makes it grow. See also  
    1 Chron 29; Matt 26:6-13. Pay what you owe is another Biblical principle from  Deut 23:21; Phil 18; Matt 5:26; Ecc 5:4-5
  • If all else fails, the Church IS a financial resource for the poor.
    The congregation of believers in both the Old and New Testaments are directed and recorded as assisting those in need. Sharing is a Biblical principle related to both fellowship and helping others who have greater needs than ourselves. Jesus gave us the command to give to him who asks of you, so we realize that, God willing, we should share when asked. See  
    Acts 2:45; Rom 15:26;Ex 23:10-11;Deut 15:7-11; Gal 2:10; Prov 14:31
  • Consider giving back in other ways.
    Anyone that receives financial aid is requested to try to give back in time by volunteering for any number of jobs at Bible School. So, please consider helping. There are many other ways to help that can benefit other brethren who may be unable to help in ways that you can.
  • The above is not meant to discourage any from attending the Abrahamic Faith Gathering or from requesting financial aid, but simply the committees attempt to have a set of written guidelines. Please contact our Treasurer Bro. Alan Guist for any questions or thoughts you may have.