Founders’ Weekend Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Founders’ Weekend?

The annual Founders’ Weekend is an opportunity for the RZIM team to minister to the heart, mind, and soul of our guests. Several hundred people gather in a beautiful setting with ample time to learn more about what God is doing through the ministry. Guests are encouraged, challenged, refreshed, and inspired by talks by Ravi and the global speaking team, through worshipful music, and rich time of fellowship. Founders’ Weekend is scheduled each year during the last weekend in October. For more information, click here.

Where do I watch the live stream?

Go to this page and enter the password you were given.

What is the cost?

The Davis Foundation has graciously underwritten the cost for Founders for all meals, as well as accommodations for Friday and Saturday.

Do I pay for my travel?

All guests are responsible for travel costs, including ground transportation to the hotel.

How is Founders’ Weekend funded?

Founders’ Weekend is primarily funded by a generous yearly donation from the Davis Foundation.

Is there any free time?

There is a limited amount of free time during Founders’ Weekend. Saturday afternoon is available for guests who wish to take advantage of the hotel or local attractions.

How many people usually attend?

About 650 guests as well as RZIM staff members from around the world attend Founders’ Weekend.

Will ministry resources be available for purchase?

An RZIM resource table will be present at all events during Founders’ Weekend.

What is the dress code for the weekend?

Business casual for the afternoon and morning sessions. Business or informal attire for Friday night’s dinner. Saturday night’s dinner is formal (black tie optional).

What is the expected giving level of a Founder?

When the weekend began over 30 years ago, a giving level of $5,000 was established. RZIM has since grown exponentially as an organization to now encompass a staff of more than 200 globally, including 61 full-time itinerant speakers and fellows, and sixteen adjuncts. Consequently, we have expanded our budget to match the growing demands on this ministry. The suggested Founders’ giving level is $10,000.