Frequently asked questions
- General Questions
Can children come to the Global Prayer Gathering?
We will be hearing sensitive stories of abuse and injustice, so we do not recommend that you bring your children.
Are meals provided?
A boxed lunch will be served on Friday & Saturday. Due to a wide range of food allergies and dietary restrictions, we are only able to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. However, there are many food options within walking distance of the Convention Center.
Is there a dress code?
No. Participants wear a variety of attire and are generally more casual throughout the weekend.
Are cameras or videography allowed?
We are excited for you to share about your experience, but for the safety of our clients and the stories we share, we do not allow any photography, video or audio recordings during main sessions or prayer rooms.
I would like to attend, but will need an invitation for visa purposes. Can you write me a letter?
The Global Prayer Gathering email invitation should meet visa requirements. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to write individual letters.
I would like to volunteer. Will there be a volunteer’s discount?
We are very grateful for friends who volunteer to help, but we do not have the budget to offer discounted or free tickets. We have already underwritten a significant portion of each participant's cost so that you will receive the lowest cost possible.
Does IJM provide any scholarships?
Unfortunately, we do not have scholarship funding available for the Global Prayer Gathering.
What is the cost of the 2017 Global Prayer Gathering?
- $175 through October 29
- $195 through December 17
- $210 through March 1
- $240 on March 2-4
- $165*IJM Alumni
- *limited number of student and alumni tickets available
What does the ticket cost cover?
The ticket includes the cost of participating in the conference and materials needed for the gathering.
Is there a group rate?
There are no group rates for the 2017 Global Prayer Gathering as we strive to offer the lowest possible price for all attendees.
I can only attend part of the weekend. Can I pay a partial registration fee?
We cannot accommodate partial registrations at this time.
I’m a student, but also former IJM alum. Should I register as an IJM Alumni or Student?
You may register as a Student and opt into the IJM Alumni event.
How late could I can cancel my ticket and receive a refund?
You may cancel your ticket within 45 days of purchase for a partial refund of the registration fee (a $50 cancellation fee will be applied to each ticket) through February 5th. After February 5th tickets are no longer refundable. Your Global Prayer Gathering ticket is also fully transferable.
Are special hotel rates available?
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the Marriott Marquis for a reduced rate of $249. Book your room here
Will there be parking?
There are over 3,000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility. Reserve your parking spot before you come here.
How can I get to the Convention Center from the airport?
The Convention Center is located off of the Yellow/Green line: Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center. Find detailed directions to the airport here.