DoXOlogy FAQs

Who will be present at Doxology? 

Anyone who is hungry for a life infused with God. We’ll have a good number of pastors, a good number of writers and musicians, a good number of Christians who care deeply about living with fidelity and hope amid a disorienting world.  


What if I’d really like to be at Doxology, but I can’t afford the registration?

Email and tell us your story. We’d like to see if we can help.


What’s the ‘Evening for Storytellers and Poetry’ about? 

It’s about beauty and joy. It’s about how we want to hear from one another. Think Moth Story Slam + Music + Poetry. Our theme will be “Joy Amid the Ruin,” and on Tuesday evening, we’ll have a raucous, heartfelt, human and holy space to receive what others have to bring. Feel free to play with the theme, make it your own, take it places we might not imagine–but weave it back to our main idea. Stories and poetry need to be well-crafted and performed from memory, without notes. There will be a 5 minute time limit for each performer. 

If you’d like story examples, you can check out Moth’s library (especially their SLAM stories, which are the ones under 5 minutes).

We have limited space, so if you’d like to apply for one of our spots, email Deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept 23.


Will you be livestreaming or offer an online version of Doxology? 

Unfortunately, we won’t.


Where will we gather for Doxology?  

Our hub will be Pillar Church, but we’ll also take advantage of the Peterson Center’s home at Western Theological Seminary, just a block from Pillar Church. 


Where’s the closest airport?

Grand Rapids Airport is 45 minutes away. South Bend Airport is 1.5 hours away. Chicago and Detroit Airports are both roughly 2 .75 – 3 hours away. 


What about ground transportation? 

Uber and Lyft are often good for getting from Grand Rapids to Holland. However, the return trip is not always reliable. Rental cars and ridesharing will be the most dependable.


Where will I sleep? 

In addition to a number of VRBO and Airbnb properties in the area, we’ve secured group rates at the following properties:

Haworth Hotel (1 block away)

City Flats (2 blocks away) / $149 / deadline Sept 17

Courtyard by Marriott (1 block away) / $169 / deadline Sept 17

Home 2 Suites by Hilton (8-10 mins) / $115 / use promo code “doxology”  / deadline Sept 15  

Holiday Inn Express (8-10 mins) / $129 / deadline Sept 16


Will we eat? 

Definitely. Dinner on Monday evening will be provided, a gift from NavPress. For all other meals, we have a number of delightful dining options in downtown Holland, walkable from our gathering.


May I cancel my reservation for a refund? 

Cancellations by August 31 may receive a full refund. Due to our limited size and our need to plan, no refunds will be available as of September 1.