Annual Dues coming Due!

It’s that time of year…to renew your membership to our networks– as leaders and as churches!

Membership to the Grace Leaders Network
is open to all church and ministry leaders in harmony with the Grace Churches Network. For only $25 annually you can support our network to bless you and other regional leaders.

Your 2017-2018 annual dues are due on May 1, 2017, we have an online way for you to do so via credit card  or you are welcome to send a check to “Grace Leaders Network,” Attn: Mike Jentes, E. 6565 Stearns St., Long Beach, CA 90815.


We request that each church which is a member of the Grace Churches Network contribute annually a fair dues amount. Annual dues is $1 per Church Member.  (Note: The National Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC) dues are based on another figure.)

*Please Enclose a copy of the 2017 FGBC Statistical Form along with the District Dues for your church. Dues Deadline for 2017-2018 is May 15, 2017.

CHECK WRITTEN TO: Grace Churches Network
MAIL TO: Dale Workman, Community Grace Brethren Church, 5885 Downey Ave, Long Beach, CA 90805

3D Gospel Event by Encompass and Eternity on May 13

We’ve told you once and now we’re telling you again, you cannot miss this year’s 3D Gospel Conference

presented by Eternity Bible College and Encompass World Partners on May 13th, 5-9pm in Simi Valley, CA! 

Tickets are only $25 for general admission and only $20 if you purchase 5 tickets or more! Our keynote speaker will be Jayson Georges. Jayson has served in Asia for 9+ years, has written two books on this topic and currently serves as a missiologist for Encompass World Partners in Atlanta. Jayson plans to return back into the mission field at the end of the summer so this unique opportunity will not be available again anytime soon! 

Jayson has begun to forge a trail that most Christians have yet to consider and yet we guarantee the content he will present will be extremely valuable! Come and consider with us, is our Gospel, 3D? 

Follow this link to register for the conference, we can’t wait to see you there! 

Email Ernesto at – if you have any questions! 

Ernesto Duke 
Eternity Bible College

Chateau Vision Dinner in SoCal May 6th

SoCal Chateau Vision Dinner– May 6, 2017

at Grace Church of Orange,
coordinator Margie Morris
RSVP Online 

Wayne Hannah at the Château
Click here to read the recent Chateau email from Wayne Hannah

Also, here is Wayne’s March 2017 Chateau News and Update Letter 

Chateau Future Vision from Encompass World Partners

Save the Date for Women’s Retreat 2017

Save the Date for our Grace Churches Women’s Retreat
November 10-12, 2017

@ Murrieta Hot Springs Christian Conference Center

Join us this year for fun, food, and fellowship and new activities.

For more details about this year’s retreat, contact Robin Workman

To see some details about last year’s retreat (2016), visit this webpage

March 14th Grace Leaders Network Gathering

March Network Gathering in Simi Valley!

Our theme for the day will be “Legacy” and we will get to hear some encouraging stories about the legacy left by others to us…and prompt us to think about the legacy we are leaving for others.

We don’t get to see our friends up in Simi Valley very much because of the distance… we hope you will make the extra effort to join us! We are bumping back our start time 30 minutes and going to provide lunch to help with travel & fellowship!

Tuesday, March 14th
10:30am – Lunch
at Grace Brethren Church of Simi Valley
2900 Sycamore Dr.,
Simi Valley, CA US 93065 Map
Lunch provided!
We will spend some extra time getting to know the leaders of our Simi Valley Grace Church . We will have some special guests includingSpencer MacCuish, President of Eternity Bible College and the whole way from France Dr. Paul Klawitter, Director of theChurch Planting Network with Encompass World Partners!
Japan Night
on Sunday, April 30
Los Altos Grace Brethren Church


3D Gospel Event on May 13

Our world is filled with a diversity of cultures that need to hear the good news of the Gospel.

Our church culture tends to focus on forgiveness through the removal of guilt, but people in the Majority World tend to seek honor or spiritual power.  In today’s globalized world, Christians need to embrace a three-dimensional gospel that speaks to each of these realities.

Saturday May 13 from 5-9pm with Jayson Georges
in Simi Valley, California

Details on this Event and to Register >>  

Japanese Gospel Choir Concert May 13th 

We love our Cornerstone Black Gospel Choir with Ray Sidney and the crew.  Their spring concert is scheduled for:

Saturday May 13th at 6pm
at Los Altos Grace Brethren Church
6565 E Stearns St, Long Beach, CA 90815


Scholarships Available 

The Association of Grace Brethren Ministers offers an annual Leadership Development Scholarship. The Purpose is to encourage and equip those in ministry who are seeking to continue their education and to be better equipped for their calling to ministry.

Details on the AGBM webpage >>  

Immigration Thoughts, Mexico Border Churches & Upcoming Gatherings and

Thoughts on Immigration

The topic of immigration has certainly been at the forefront of cultural and political discussion. What do history, the Bible, and current thought have to say about this hot-button issue?

Also, Dave Guiles was just with churches from our movement along the Mexican Border. Click the image below to watch the video:


UPCOMING Network Gatherings

Grace Leaders Network
Tues. March 14th 

10:30am- 1pm with Lunch!
@ Simi Valley Grace

Grace Leaders Network – Regional RoundTable
Tues. April 11th 

@ Community Grace Brethren Church Long Beach

Grace Leaders Network
Tues. May 9th 

10am-Noon (Dutch Lunch on Main St.)
@ Grace Community Church – Seal Beach

Youth Ministry RoundTable Feb 2 with CE National

The Youth Ministry Round Table is an informal, regional sharing/teaching event to bring youth workers together to share ideas with each other and hear stories of how God is working in youth ministries. The event is Thursday, February 2 at Norwalk Grace Brethren Church, 11005 Foster Rd, Norwalk, CA. It begins at 6:30 pm and will conclude by about 9 pm.

This time is for YOU. It is for youth workers—paid, volunteer, interns, full-time and part-time…. Continue reading “Youth Ministry RoundTable Feb 2 with CE National”

A Busy Couple of Weeks…

We just sent out an email with this info to our mailing list, but wanted to post details here on the website as well:

A Busy Couple of Weeks…

Our Grace Leaders Network met this past Tuesday, January 10th, at the church campus of Pastor Manuel Espinosa at Iglesia Cristiana de la Comunidad. We had time of prayer and sharing during the morning (un gran día) then enjoyed an amazing lunch prepared by his wife, Raquel & faithful member Christina!
Thanks to Manuel and Raquel for blessing us!

As you can see below, there are many opportunities to connect coming up through the end of January!  We hope you’ll look at the Upcoming Events and make the most of these opportunities!

Because of the Focus Retreat (don’t forget to register…and see the scholarships too!), we won’t have a February Grace Leaders Network Gathering.

Women’s Leadership Studies: Principles of Effective Bible Study by Women of Grace USA
Fri Jan 20 – Sat Jan 21
@ Grace Church of Orange
Details & Registration

La Mujer y Las Escrituras (Women and Scripture in Spanish)
Fri Jan 27 – Sat Jan 28

@ Bellflower Brethren
Details and Registration

Connect & Equip Regional Mission Conference by Encompass
Sat. Jan 28th
Details and Registration

CE National Celebration  
Sat. Jan 29th
@ Community Grace Brethren Church, Whittier

SouthWest FOCUS Retreat: The Pastor & His Family 
Mon. Jan 30 – Wed. Feb 1
@ The Oaks in Lake Hughes, CA
Details and Registration

Grace Leaders Network
Tues. March 14th 

10:30am- 1pm with Lunch!
@ Simi Valley Grace

Grace Leaders Network – Regional RoundTable
Tues. April 11th 

@ Community Grace Brethren Church Long Beach

Grace Leaders Network
Tues. May 9th 

10am-Noon (Dutch Lunch on Main St.)
@ Grace Community Church – Seal Beach

Un Gran Día … A Great Day with our Spanish Church

A special time for the Grace Leaders Network to gather on January 10th at our Spanish church in Lakewood – connecting, praying, sharing and eating! We were blessed by our hosts Pastor Manuel & Raquel Espinosa. Great hospitality and great food!  Thanks for hosting us!

Upcoming Locations for our Grace Leaders Network gatherings:

We are off for February because of the FOCUS RETREAT

March 14, 2017 at Simi Valley Grace Brethren – (10:30am start)

April 11, 2017 – REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE at Community Grace Brethren Church Long Beach

May 9, 2017 at Grace Community Church in Seal Beach

January 10th Grace Leaders Network Gathering

New Year Network Gathering

Tuesday, January 10th
10am – Lunch
at Iglesia Cristiana de la Comunidad 
11859 209th St
Lakewood, California  Map

Our own Pastor Manuel Espinosa has invited us to join him at his church facility in East Lakewood (think North of Hawaiian Gardens).Our agenda for the day will feature some sharing and emphasis on ethnic initiatives here in our regional efforts.  We are praying for a handful of languages and ethnicities to make disciples, and see churches form! Please invite all who have that heart to come with you to this special time!

In addition, if you show up, there is one guarantee–you will be PRAYED FOR!

After we are done with our Gathering, Pastor Manuel’s wife Raquel and others in the church family are making tamales and planning an outstanding Mexican lunch!  We invite you to stick around and enjoy lunch together!