The Get Together began as a series of conversations between board members of The Gathering of Men and Barbara Elliott, President of the Center for Renewal in 2002. The Gathering was exploring ways to encourage service to Christ-centered ministries among their members.
After almost a year of discussions about the needs of grassroots, community based ministries and how business people could effectively come along side and serve them, a meeting was set up between several representatives of The Gathering of Men and Sylvia Bolling, Founder and Executive Director of Aldine Y.O.U.T.H. in July 2003. In that meeting, Roger Wernette, Executive Director of The Gathering of Men, asked Sylvia, “Can you tell us what you need?” Sylvia’s famous response has become the perspective of The Get Together. She politely said, “Tell me what you got…because I can probably use it.” A “Needs List” was developed along with a number of ideas on how this group of business men could meet them.
The Get Together now includes both business men and women in an effort to utilize their unique business skills, expertise and network to help over 40 Houston-area ministries.