The Guild’s primary convention activity takes place at Gen Con, where we offer a Sunday morning worship service and a panel on the intersection of our faith and our hobby. As of last year, we also help to coordinate a memorial service for those who have passed away. Unfortunately, we’ve been priced out of having a booth the past couple of years, so if you want to make contact, these events are your best bet.
Christian Worship Service
SEM17108454 — 8/20 — 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Westin, Capitol III
Join us for a non-denominational Christian worship service sponsored by the Christian Gamers Guild. We’ll read scripture, sing familiar hymns, hear a sermon, & offer an optional communion.
Christianity & Gaming Panel
SEM17108467 — 8/18 — 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. — Crowne Plaza, Victoria Stn C/D
Join us for discussion with Q&A on balancing faith & gaming, gaming as a ministry, defending gaming from attacks, the use of evil & magic in games, & other topics.
SEM17108656 — 8/20 — 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Westin, Capitol III
In 50 years of Gen Con, many of our friends have passed on. Join us for a few minutes to help us celebrate their lives & honor their memories. A brief prayer service will be held at noon.
Dave Mattingly is currently the Vice President of the Christian Gamers Guild. He has been instrumental in coordinating worship services and panels at conventions and liaising between several Christian fandom organizations. This article was originally published at davemattingly.net.
I’m a Christian, and sometimes a teacher/preacher.
Here’s a look at my own story of coming to Christ. This is a very personal story, and won’t necessarily have the wide applicability of some of my other sermons and lessons. I encourage all of you to map out your own walk with Christ.
A Reason for Hope
The Bible tells us to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” I am ready. In fact, that 1 Peter 3:15 verse is a good summary of my testimony.
“Come, let us reason together,” says the Lord. (Isaiah 1:18)
If you need logos, banners, signs, tracts, or the like for an event or convention, or just because you want to declare your allegiance, we’ve got you covered! Our publicity package contains vector graphics in both SVG and Adobe Illustrator formats suitable to be printed at any size. We also have a tract and issues of our e-zine The Way, the Truth and the Dice available for download and both png and jpeg versions of the logo, icon, and web banners for use online.
You may have seen our booth or attended a worship service at Gen Con. You may have come across our Facebook page or seen something from us on Twitter. You may have encountered one of us talking about the Guild at Fans for Christ or heard us mentioned by the Geek Preacher. Maybe you were curious about us or wanted to connect, so you looked up our old web page.
I am dreadfully sorry.
I’m sure you thought we were just a dying remnant of a community with no outlook for the future. Based on the appearance of that page, you could certainly be forgiven for thinking so! But a new day has dawned, and God willing, this new page will help us to expand the scope of the Guild’s activities. Already the response to the redesign has exceeded my expectations, which tells me that you have been eager to see us do more than we have been.
So let’s start by talking about what the Christian Gamers Guild (CGG) is all about. Read more