Invite Francis to An Event

Thank you for considering the opportunity to host Francis for a Finding Grace at the Center event!

We are providing an easy step-by-step guide below to assist you in your planning. This is just a guideline–so feel free to be creative!

1. Consider the type of event you would like to host.

    Here are some examples:

  • One day non-resident workshop. (This could include meals provided, bring your own, go out for meals as a group or pot luck.)
  • Two day non-resident workshop. (Consider same meal options as above.)
  • Three day non-resident workshop. (Example: Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday. Consider same meal options as above.)
  • Three day residential retreat. (Attendees stay on site. Commuters can also be invited. Meals are usually provided.)
  • Four, five or Six day residential retreat.

2. Find a venue for the event

  • Consider budgetary constraints and find a reasonable space which is easy to access by people in the area as well as anyone traveling to the area.

3. Fill out the Event Request Form to the right and submit.

  • This will go directly to Mike Jenkins and Francis who will be in touch to discuss/arrange details.

4. Volunteer recruitment

    Guarantee the event will run smoothly by asking others to assist with the planning and running of the event.
  • Drivers
  • Coffee, tea and snack table
  • Host Francis at a private home
  • Advertising
  • Managing the calls that come in to the phone number listed on the event sheet
  • Registration table
  • Greeters

5. Advertise the event in your area

6. Assist Francis with travel arrangements. Most hosts pay for his airfare and then get reimbursed from the proceeds.

7. Arrange Francis’ rides to and from the airport and the venue.

8. Make lodging arrangements for Francis.

As the host, you are given free admission to the event. Depending on the complexity of the event, FGATC may offer free admission to up to 2 other people who are assisting with the event. Address that request to


Event Request Form